Eyemouth Museum

Eyemouth Museum: Hours, Address, Eyemouth Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Eyemouth Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This museum depicts life in this fishing town over the centuries and contains a beautiful tapestry created by local women commemorating the Great East Coast Fishing Disaster of 1881 which claimed the lives of 189 local fishermen.
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DerbyRams1950
Derby, UK33 contributions
Informative
Jun. 2021
Small but very interesting museum very friendly helpful staff well worth spending half a hour or so looking round
Written June 8, 2021
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pipdive
16 contributions
Must visit!
Oct. 2020 • Family
Great wee museum, plenty to look at and a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Lots of interesting history and so sad of the devastation of the disaster.
Written October 24, 2020
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Lesley H
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK125 contributions
Brought back memories
Oct. 2020
Lovely little museum. The lady was so pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed looking at old treasures and some item we or our parents owned:) We could take our little dog in - woopie. We loved learning about the Great Disaster and very impressed with the tapestry which was hand made.......
Written October 12, 2020
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GrandesRocques
Sunderland, UK126 contributions
Compact but very informative.
Aug. 2020
If museums aren’t your thing, this may not be the attraction for you but we loved it. This compact museum, located in the Auld Kirk building right in the town centre, helps visitors gain a deeper understanding of the area. The museum explains much about Eyemouth’s history and culture but concentrates on fishing and agriculture. This helps put things like Eyemouth Fort and the sculpture trail in context – the spectre of the great East Coast fishing disaster of 1881 still casts a long shadow. There is a tapestry and an installation of so-called ‘picket men’ to represent the 129 local men who lost their lives that tragic day. Bear in mind that the museum receives no funding beyond the admission charge of £3.50 adults (under 16s free). The museum opens from 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. The building is wheelchair accessible. Staff were friendly and we bought several items from the small shop.
Written September 3, 2020
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Dr_Waugh
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6,145 contributions
Lovely little museum
Aug. 2020 • Family
A lovely little museum, telling you the story of the history of the area. Primarily around the fishing culture but also other things of interest. Only a few £ entry if you’re interested.
Written August 26, 2020
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Ruth H
14 contributions
Fascinating local museum
Aug. 2020 • Family
The Museum is small, but really packs a punch. It is full of interesting objects and clear explanations. The ceramic sculpture of The Pickit Men is very moving and the tapestry is beautiful. We were very grateful that the Museum was open as it was a great place to seek refuge on a very rainy day!
Written August 25, 2020
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Avril O
Liverpool, UK67 contributions
Very interesting local history
Aug. 2020
great visit, lovely staff, so well organised during covid. The local history & stories portrayed here are so interesting. Thankyou
Written August 24, 2020
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nicola b
Sunderland, UK150 contributions
Small but lovely
Aug. 2020 • Family
It was a wet rainy morning and walking around Eyemouth we found this lovely museum! £7 for 2 adults as children under 16 are free...we were met by the awesome Andy at the till who was so canny with the kids. He give them a question sheet and count the fish game for them while we walked around the museum. Thanks Andy :)
The museum is really good and shows lots of history of the town, the people at sea who lost lives, the old way they worked and what the families did. Goosebumps when I read about the 129 sailors that died and art display of figures for each person that had died. If your coming to Eyemouth, make an effort to go.
Written August 4, 2020
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Mrs Mari E S
7 contributions
Great local museum
Aug. 2019
Been several times with school groups and family groups. It has never disappointed.
The item on the Eyemouth fishing disaster is well told.
Written November 29, 2019
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,415 contributions
Good
Nov. 2019
This is a utterly outstanding building. It’s quite interesting. The gift shop is nice and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Written November 9, 2019
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