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The Museum tells the story of the Scottish fishing industry from the earliest times to the present.

Find out more about how the industry has developed.

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The fishing industry before the 19th century.
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The mainstay of the 19th century fishing industry.
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The impact of new technology in the 20th century.
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The influences on changing boat shapes and technology.
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
The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
Charity Number: SC 006185
VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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