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Since it was established in 1967, the Museum Trust has collected artefacts connected to the history of fishing from all around the coast of Scotland, as well as from the Western and Northern Isles. The entire collection cared for by the Scottish Fisheries Museum is a Recognised Collection of National Significance, awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The Collections are developed, documented, made accessible, cared for and conserved in accordance with the SFM Collections Management Policy Framework 2023.

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The best way to see a wide range of our collections is to visit the Museum.
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Our large collection of photographs covers all aspects of the Scottish Fishing Industry - boats, harbours and communities.
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Our large collection of paintings makes us an Art Gallery as well as a Museum.
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We have 21 boats, including two, the Reaper and White Wing, that still go to sea
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Our knitwear collection has ganseys of many colours and patterns from across Scotland
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The museum houses many of the specimens collected by Victorian fisheries scientist Frank Buckland.
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Access to our collections not on display can be arranged by appointment.
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We have selected a number of objects that can be borrowed by schools, community groups, artists etc.
Our Flagship
Boat on Water
The Museum's flagship, REAPER FR958, is a restored Fifie sailing herring drifter built in 1902. In total, the Museum has 19 historic vessels.
Find Us
Map showing Anstruther
We are beside the harbour in Anstruther which is on the Fife coast, 10 miles south of St Andrews
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