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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
+44 1346 511022
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Castle Lighthouse, What's Not to Love

The museum display was interesting, especially with all the lenses and the story of such rapid... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Austin, Texas
History of Scottish Lighthouses

An extremely interesting display of lighthouses through the years. The display demonstrates how the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the story of the Northern Lighthouse Board from its creation in 1786 to its operation in the present day. A visit includes entry to the main Museum building which patrons can browse at their, but included in the ticket price is a tour of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse - the Northern Lighthouse Boards first light. The Museum has an on-site cafe and free parking facilities. Fraserburgh Visitor Information Centre is also contained within the site.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Castle Terrace, Fraserburgh AB43 9DU, Scotland
+44 1346 511022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum display was interesting, especially with all the lenses and the story of such rapid expansion of lighthouses in the time. Truly enjoyed the tour of the lighthouse and the narration of the guide. Stop by the cafe for a bite before or after...More

Thank Bcaver
Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely interesting display of lighthouses through the years. The display demonstrates how the lighthouses operated around the rugged coastline of Scotland and the life of the lighthouse keeper and his family.

Thank garyandmads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without trying to be too insulting this was probably the best thing about Fraserburgh other than the road out of it. The museum is fascinating! We took the tour and enjoyed it thoroughly. Lots to learn about and lots to see. Suitable for anyone although...More

Thank Ally C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is interesting, the tour even more so. Informative, interesting and well worth spending time doing.

Thank Ali C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£10 for adults, £5 for concessions. Plenty time to explore the different levels of the museum, the coffee shop, the giftshop before meeting your guide for the hour long tour. Climb 72 steps back in history with rooms frozen in time. Smell the paraffin they...More

Thank jamiedodger2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guide and front desk very good, the tour was fascinating though the museum looking a little tired in places

Thank quentingallagher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are even remotely interested in lighthouses and the people who manned them then this is a must visit.Guided tour is good with plenty of interesting facts .Obviously it's a lighthouse so there are a lot of stairs (4 floors) and the final bit...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This venue shows exhibits and provides information about life in times gone by but also what it means for us in the future. Lots to see and there was lots of discussion within our group.

Thank Trish M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Previous reviews are very accurate. Great experience, excellent tour. Free to Historic Env. Scotland members. Great views, and a good cafe.

Thank MathildeGalashiels
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum that describes the history, construction and life of light house keepers of Scottish light houses. Really enjoyed the guided tour of Kinnaird Head lighthouse. Michael the guide gave a very interesting and informative tour that lasted about an hour. Nice cafe. Well worth...More

Thank Graham R
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Property representative |
The admission prices have recently been adjusted: Adult: £7-70 Concession: £5-50 Student: £5-50 Child (5-16): £3-30 Under 5: Free Family Ticket (2 Adults and Children): £17-60