Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh

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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses opened in June 1995 when the automation of Scottish Lighthouses was in its final phase.

Housing a nationally recognised collection of Lighthouse artefacts, the Museum tells the story of the Northern Lighthouse Board, its lighthouses, engineers and keepers.

The museum also offers tours of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse - a light which escaped automation and preserved in time as a manned light. Climb to the top of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse to enjoy the views from the top.

The Museum is open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm. Lighthouse tours run daily at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Our cafe also opens daily 10am-4pm (food will not be served after 3pm).
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  • I used to visit the keepers cottages as a boy to meet my friend who lived there when the Lighthouse was still manned. The museum and the keepers rooms have been well kept and are a great time...  more »
  • Myself and my wife visited the museum of 14th November, travelled from Aberdeen and it was well worth the visit. My wife has an affinity for lighthouses, from her own personal experiences and this.....  more »
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  • Wasn’t sure what to expect to be honest but was really pleasantly surprised. Great and extremely friendly staff for the lighthouse and Wine Tower tour. The tours are held in small groups which make it more personal. The museum itself is well laid out with lots of explanations. Coffee and cakes with a panoramic sea view finished the visit very nicely !
  • I was enthralled by this museum! The static exhibits are brilliantly explained and really tell the story of Scottish lighthouses through the ages. However, the star of the show has got to be our guide Michael, who demonstrated a such a fantastic wealth of knowledge of the Northern Lighthouse Board, and lighthouses generally, it was hard not to be impressed. He spoke in such a way that everyone felt they could ask him anything and of course he knew the answers! The tour of the lighthouse is spectacular; there are numerous stairs to walk up, including basically a ladder, so appropriate shoes and attire are recommended. It was great to see the rotating lens and associated mechanism, and learn about the day to day life of a lighthouse operator and their families. I was really happy I went, and would go again if I am ever near again.
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