Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.

This evening, I am posting information on the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife.

Anstruther is about fifty miles N.E. of Edinburgh.

This museum is an excellent and well presented facility which allows visitors to connect with the fishing industry which has a long tradition in Scotland although now only a shadow of its former self.

Inside are ten galleries presenting exhibits and information under five themes covering the catching of fish, boat design, technology, industry development and fisherfolk.

This museum is, arguably, underrated and under promoted. The exterior is deceptive in that the scale of the facility is not apparent to a casual visitor, of which there are many in Anstruther.

To do justice to the museum exhibition takes about one hour. There is a cafe on site.

There is usually moored outside in the harbour a sailing vessel named Reaper, a restored Fifie Sailing Herring Drifter dating from 1902. Reaper is now part of the Core Collection of the National Historic Ships Fleet and one of the few boats in the collection which are kept in seagoing condition.

Reaper moored at Anstruther

Inside Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, Fife

Scottish Fisheries Museum, Fife

Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

Inside Scottish Fisheries Museum.

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