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Just a few of the comments from our Visitor’s Book:


“Extremely interesting, fab museum. Lots to see and learn and also good fun to dress up. Lots of information about the hardworking fishermen and boats.” 14/12/23

“Very good access for my wheelchair! Enabled me to have an amazing day with my family.” 1/11/23

“What a surprise – providing an evocative history of what it means to live in a fishing community. Wonderful.” 9/9/23

“One of the best museums we’ve seen in a long time – the audio on the app brought it all to life.” 27/7/23

“A brilliant museum, informative and interesting, well presented. Loved the art work too.” 2/6/23

“My toddler had a great time with the ship’s wheel, he was the captain. We found it interesting and loved the boatyard.” 17/5/23


“Informative and fun! Ideal way to spend a day. Mixture of exhibitions and recreations of life at sea brought the life of fisherpeople into focus. Particularly loved info. on knitting and oilskins – fabulous clothes!” 14/11/22

“Fantastic look around the museum, so much to see. We brought our son with us today to see his great grandad’s fishing boat the “Lively Hope”. A very special day.” 20/10/22

“Very informative. I’m old enough to remember the trawlers coming into Aberdeen harbour in 1950. Nice to hear Gaelic being sung in the section on the herring girls or “clan nighean an sgadain” in Stornoway.” 17/9/22

“A tardis of treasures! Contains so much of interest and you would never guess from the small outside entrance! Fantastic interactive children’s activities. Scottish Gem!” 30/7/22

“Outstanding display. Really makes us appreciate what goes into the delicious fish we enjoy eating. Thank-you to all involved in the industry.” 15/7/22


“The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther is fantastic. I felt a deep connection to my Fife ancestors in here.” 11/10/21

“Lots to see and learn about the history of local fishermen and women and their lives and fishing boats. Well laid out and staff very pleasant and helpful. Well worth a visit.” 14/8/21

“Amazing exhibition! I loved how you were able to communicate such a complex topic in an invigorating and accessible way, thank you so much for all your hard work and congratulations!” 5/7/21

“I think this may be my favourite museum. The chronology is simple, effective, and exhaustive and it’s clear that the curation of the building has been done with such love and attention to detail that it feels utterly vibrant in every gallery.” 12/4/21


“What a wonderfully designed museum - accessibility is fantastic. Much appreciated!” 12/6/19

“What a museum! Interactive for all ages. Can’t recommend highly enough! Amazing!” 15/4/19

“My daughter and I have really enjoyed visiting the museum, we have enjoyed doing a quiz together, reading about all the interesting things in the museum.” 8/4/19

“This is our 10th time here and I never get bored!” 28/3/19

“Excellent museum. Easy to follow and well laid out.” 15/3/19


“Just amazing, such a great learning place for us and our 4 kids!” 19/10/18

“Been coming here since I was c. 3 years old, from London. It gets better and better and holds a deep place in my affections as well as inspiring creative ideas for future projects.” 21/8/18

“2nd visit as didn’t have time for everything 1st visit. Very nice that you can get a free pass to return. Great place, many thanks!” 15/8/18

“A fantastic museum. Well worth a second visit - so informative. Something for everyone.” 9/8/18

“Wonderful. Really enjoyed going round. Great information and very well put together - great surprises round every corner. Thank you!!” 4/8/18


“One of the best museums visited. Highly informative and interesting, also humbling. Thank-you” 30/9/17

“A really fantastic museum. Thank-you for creating such an amazing record and for making it so accessible for all of us.” 23/9/17

“Amazing museum, been here nearly 3 hours and could have stayed longer.” 11/9/17

“It is very fun and a good laugh to find all the clues for the hunts, thank-you.” 14/4/17

“Very informative and well presented. We were recommended to come here and will recommend it on. Great place for all ages.” 15/1/17

“What an amazing museum, it’s always a pleasure to return every year! Always enjoyable. Thank-you for an amazing museum.” 8/1/17


“Very good, interesting and a good day with the family. There is a boat from where we live in North Uist!” 30/12/16

“Came here on a whim and was utterly enthralled! I am now a master knotter (is that even a word?!). Thank-you for the knowledge gained.” 10/12/16

“Lovely museum - so much to see! We especially enjoyed the dress up and seeing the ship’s beds. Fauzia loved getting a shot in the captain’s seat too! Will definitely come back soon!” 10/9/16

“So very interesting; what a hard life the fishermen lived and also their wives.” 12/5/16

“Great museum and very buggy-friendly!” 31/3/16


“Absolutely stunning! Days worth of stimulation – so much to see, hear and understand. An absolute cornucopia to be dipped into + digested. We love our fish – but it is even more valued when we see what our fishermen go through to bring it home for us to eat!”

“The paintings also add to the bounty on offer to us all. Engineering and boat building beyond my comprehension or understanding – bet the sailors absolutely LOVE/RESPECT what is here. Inverness” 15/5/15

“Absolutely brilliant. Not what you expect from outside and well worth entry fee. Layout and variety of objects is great. Very informative, Good Disabled Access. Will be back x” 11/5/15

“Amazingly large! Was not expecting this much interesting content” 1/4/15

“A wonderful place to get a view of the past. Really enjoyed the experience.” 18/3/15

“It was an education in fishing culture. Especially enjoyed the stories around superstitious beliefs of fishermen” 30/1/15

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