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We look forward to welcoming you to the museum. We are currently developing our Early Years programme so if you don’t see an activity linked to your class topic please get in touch, as we are happy to tailor your visit and make suggestions about what will suit your class and topic.

On their visit, Early Years Pupils can:

  • Investigate their local fishing history.
  • Get up close to historic boats and objects and explore their stories.
  • Handle real historical objects.
  • Experience a fun and interactive visit led by our friendly staff and volunteers.

To discuss your visit further please email Julia Branch our Learning and Engagement Officer or call 01333 310628. To book your visit please complete our online booking form here.

Facilitated Workshops and Activities

  • GUIDED TOURS - have a tour of the museum with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides. Tours can be tailored to suit the topic being studied and can last between 20 – 60 minutes depending on your group’s requirements.

  • ‘CATCH OF THE DAY’ ART AND CRAFT WORKSHOP - explore objects relating to fishing and then decorate a fish and create a fishing-net mural

  • BADGEMAKING - create fun badges based on objects you have found in the museum collections

Self-led Activities

  • HANDLING BOX FUN - investigate selected museum objects, with an activity sheet for teachers and group leaders – topics cover ‘WWII’, ‘The Fishermen’s Cottage’ and ‘The Fisherlasses’.

  • SELF-GUIDED TOUR - this option allows teachers the flexibility to create their own experience in the galleries supported by our Educational Resources.

Activities with partner organisations:

  • COME ON BOARD OUR FLAGSHIP ‘REAPER’! - Join our knowledgeable crew and have a tour around our historical Herring fishing boat. Available from April - September (dependant on crew availability) *Not suitable for wheelchair access

  • SEA CREATURE HUNT! - Visit Fife’s Coastal Footpath and engage with Fife’s coastal environment led by our local and very knowledgeable Coast and Countryside Ranger. Available from Easter to June and subject to weather conditions. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • SAFETY AT SEA - combine your visit to the museum with a visit to the local RNLI station! Visit the museum then learn about the importance of the RNLI volunteers in supporting fishermen and other people who go to sea.


*Activities and workshops are to be requested when booking a visit, except for ‘Safety at Sea’ - call Roger Grundy on 01333 310526 to book a visit to the RNLI station as part of your visit to the museum.

*Our workshops can be adapted for ASL schools and classes – please contact us to discuss this further.

*Our handling boxes and fact sheets can be used to prepare for your visit, or to follow up on your visit to the museum. More information on handling boxes can be found on our resources page.

To book your visit, please see our planning a visit page

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