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Wonderful Whales

Wonderful Whales

20 October 2017 10:30 - 20 October 2017 12:00

These large but graceful creatures have big appetites – a blue whale can eat 3,600kg of krill a day!

Round off our half term of fishy antics by adding your whales crafts to our ocean collage.

10:30am – 12:00pm

Free drop-in session, suitable for all ages

Pumpkin Trail

Pumpkin Trail

20 October 2017 10:00 - 05 November 2017 16:30

Follow our trail of pumpkins to find out about the spooky sites and maybe meet one of the museum’s ghosts! See how many pumpkins and bats you can spot on your way around.

Frightful fun for all the family

Included in museum admission during normal opening hours.

Sensational Seals

Sensational Seals

17 October 2017 10:30 - 17 October 2017 12:00

It’s seal season once again in the Firth of Forth! Did you know that a grey seal can eat 4.5kg of seafood every day?

Have a go at creating your own seal during this free drop-in session.

10:30am – 12:00pm

Free drop-in session

Puffins on Parade

Puffins on Parade

14 October 2017 14:00 - 14 October 2017 16:00

Puffins are one of the many animals in the Firth of Forth that compete with us for food.

Fly in and become a puffin for the day by making your own puffin mask.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free drop-in session

Buckland Lecture 2017

Buckland Lecture 2017

12 October 2017 16:30 - 12 October 2017 19:00

Stewards of the Sea – Returning Power to Fishers

Professor Paul Hart
Professor Emeritus of Fish Biology and Fisheries.
University of Leicester.

This year’s Buckland Lecture examines the factors that have distanced fishers from the fisheries management process. Professor Hart will discuss ways in which fishers are being brought back into the process of managing their fish stocks sustainably and of thus contributing to marine conservation. He aims to empower fishers to take the lead in the fisheries management system.

The Byre Theatre

Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA.
Thursday 12 October 2017.
16.30 for 17.00.

Free Entry & Refreshments Available.

Presented by the Buckland Foundation and the University of St Andrews

Enquiries to the Secretary of the Buckland Foundation, John Firn 079 1936 1689 or johnfirn@hotmail.co.uk

In Focus - Gallery Viewing

In Focus - Gallery Viewing

30 September 2017 10:30 - 30 September 2017 12:30

Free admission to the exhibition In Focus

Drop in to see our temporary exhibition before it closes on the 8th.

10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Suitable for all ages

Admission Free – please drop in. Contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628.

In Focus - Photo Walk for Beginners

In Focus - Photo Walk for Beginners

16 September 2017 14:00 - 16 September 2017 15:30

Do you want improve your photography skills and learn more about your camera?

Join photographer, Kit Martin, on this photowalk and learn the basic principles of photography. As we move around various locations in Anstruther, you’ll learn about framing, composition, and leading lines, to name but a few. You’ll have time to take photographs of your own using the principles you’ve been taught. Bring your cameras and/or smartphones – and outdoor clothing in case it rains!

£5 per person

Booking via Eventbrite

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to win a £25 cash prize as event sponsors, Intona Limited, will select one winning image taken on the day.

This event is suitable for all ages but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. It is gentle walk around Anstruther, with gentle inclines, but there is the opportunity to take the walk at your own pace. Finally, we’ll go ahead rain or shine, so come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear!

Check out more of Kit’s work on her website!

Fabulous Photo Frames

Fabulous Photo Frames

16 September 2017 10:30 - 16 September 2017 12:30

Come along to our Drop-in event to create the perfect frame for your favourite photo.

We’ll be in the former Sun Tavern from 10.30 – 12.30 so come along and get crafty.

Suitable for all ages.

contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628 for more information.

Queensferry Crossing Flotilla

Queensferry Crossing Flotilla

04 September 2017 10:30 - 04 September 2017 14:00

Scottish Fisheries Museum boat White Wing will take part in the official opening ceremony of the new Queensferry Crossing.

White Wing will join a host of vessels to sail under the new crossing as part of the opening celebrations on 4th September.

The flotilla will leave and return to Port Edgar, just west of South Queensferry. Come along and see if you can spot White Wing in the crowd!

Reaper open to the public

Reaper open to the public

19 August 2017 11:00 - 19 August 2017 15:00

Reaper will be open to the public in Anstruther Harbour on Saturday, 19th August, between 11am and 3pm. Admission free.

Bookbinding Workshops

Bookbinding Workshops

12 August 2017 10:30 - 12 August 2017 15:30

Join illustrator Sofia Sita and learn different bookbinding techniques in this exciting and creative class. Using different colours, textured papers and a variety of stitching techniques you will create beautiful, hand-bound photo-albums, notepads or special projects to take away.

10.30 am – 12.30 pm: ages 12 – 17
1.30 – 3.30 pm: adults

£5 per person
Book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum for more information.

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

09 August 2017 13:30 - 09 August 2017 16:00

Grab your trowel and spade as we become archaeologists for the day. See how we can use historical artefacts to learn about the past as we plan and conduct our own mock excavations.

Family-friendly events suitable for all ages.

Drop in between 1.30 and 4 pm

Free with museum admission

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

East Neuk Unearthed : Become an Archaeologist

09 August 2017 10:30 - 09 August 2017 12:00

Grab your trowel and spade as we become archaeologists for the day. See how we can use historical artefacts to learn about the past as we plan and conduct our own mock excavations. Earn a Heritage Hero certificate at our morning workshop.

10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Suitable for children aged 8 – 16
£3 per child

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

06 August 2017 15:00 - 06 August 2017 17:00

Try your hand at pewter casting with help from artist Roddy Mathieson and his mobile foundry.

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult – things could get hot!
£10 per adult, £5 per child
Booking advised via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

06 August 2017 12:30 - 06 August 2017 14:30

Try your hand at pewter casting with help from artist Roddy Mathieson and his mobile foundry.

12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult – things could get hot!
£10 per adult, £5 per child
Booking advised via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Go Industrial Day!

Go Industrial Day!

06 August 2017 12:00 - 06 August 2017 12:00

To mark the launch of the new Go Industrial app, we are staging a LOUD LAUNCH at 12 pm on the 6th of August.

Industrial museums across Scotland will be taking part in a LOUD LAUNCH through Facebook Live at 12 noon. Bells will ring, whistles will peep, and horns will hoot. Visitors can take part online and at our venues in person. We’re looking forward to making some noise about #GoIndustrial!

The Go Industrial app was launched in June. Learning through play is a key feature of our museums and the app is another tool in the toy box. Visitors can check in at our museums, play games, earn rewards and learn about our industrial past along the way. And it’s suitable for inquiring minds of all ages.

Come along and find out more – let’s make some noise!

Go Industrial – a federation of independent Accredited industrial museums holding Recognised Collections.

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

East Neuk Unearthed : Pewter Casting

06 August 2017 10:00 - 06 August 2017 12:00

Try your hand at pewter casting with help from artist Roddy Mathieson and his mobile foundry.

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult – things could get hot!
£10 per adult, £5 per child
Booking advised via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Anstruther Photowalk

Anstruther Photowalk

05 August 2017 14:00 - 05 August 2017 15:30

Bring your cameras or smartphones and join photographer Kristy Ashton on our Anstruther Photowalk. We’ll stop at interesting spots where you’ll have the chance to photograph the surroundings and Kristy will be on hand to give you tips to improve your photography skills.

2 – 3.30 pm

Suitable for all ages but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

£5 per person
Book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum for more information.

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

29 July 2017 14:00 - 29 July 2017 15:30

Do you know which famous pirate shot a cannonball at Anstruther in the 18th century? Or how a Tahitian Princess came to be buried in the town’s churchyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more with our fascinating walking tour of Anstruther.

2 pm – 3.30 pm
£3 per person
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Building the Museum: Minecraft

Building the Museum: Minecraft

25 July 2017 13:00 - 25 July 2017 14:30

Join ImmersiveMinds on a Minecraft adventure into the past, exploring the history of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Can you help us build our museum in Minecraft? Come and join our team of builders. All equipment is provided.

The workshop is one of a series of events inspired by local history and archaeology to support our current exhibition “East Neuk Unearthed”. Celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and funded by the National Lottery – Stories Stones and Bones.

10.30 am – 12 pm
Suitable for children aged 7+
£10 per adult, £5 per child

Booking essential – book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

Building the Museum: Minecraft

Building the Museum: Minecraft

25 July 2017 10:30 - 25 July 2017 12:00

Join ImmersiveMinds on a Minecraft adventure into the past, exploring the history of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Can you help us build our museum in Minecraft? Come and join our team of builders. All equipment is provided.

The workshop is one of a series of events inspired by local history and archaeology to support our current exhibition “East Neuk Unearthed”. Celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and funded by the National Lottery – Stories Stones and Bones.

10.30 am – 12 pm
Suitable for children aged 7+
£10 per adult, £5 per child

Booking essential – book via Eventbrite or contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

The Company of St Margaret

The Company of St Margaret

22 July 2017 11:00 - 22 July 2017 16:00

Join us at the Museum as we go back in time to the Middle Ages with the Company of St Margaret. See Medieval craftsmen hard at work and get up close to noble knights in their arms and armour.

You can also sample the flavours of the Middle Ages in our tearoom where we will be featuring a themed menu for the day – pottage anyone?

The event is one of a series of events inspired by local history and archaeology to support our current exhibition “East Neuk Unearthed”. Celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and funded by the National Lottery – Stories Stones and Bones.

Come along any time, event from 11 am – 4 pm.

Visit the Reaper

Visit the Reaper

22 July 2017 11:00 - 22 July 2017 15:00

The Reaper, the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s historic Fifie fishing boat (as featured in “Outlander”, series 2), will be open to visitors at Anstruther Harbour.

Climb aboard and see what life was like above and below decks for fishermen over 100 years ago. See the onboard exhibition in the fish-hold and explore the cabin, galley and engine room, before taking a turn at the wheel.

Reaper open 11 am – 3 pm
Entry by donation
Access in poor weather at the discretion of the crew – the deck and stairways can be slippery

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

15 July 2017 14:00 - 15 July 2017 15:30

Do you know which famous pirate shot a cannonball at Anstruther in the 18th century? Or how a Tahitian Princess came to be buried in the town’s churchyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more with our fascinating walking tour of Anstruther.

2 pm – 3.30 pm
£3 per person
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

White Wing at St Andrews Harbour Gala

White Wing at St Andrews Harbour Gala

15 July 2017 11:00 - 15 July 2017 17:00

If you are in the area, why not come and see us at St Andrews Harbour. White Wing will be there, flying the flag for the museum fleet, and we will have a stall on the quayside. Please pop by and say “hello” – we’d love to see you!

Activities will get underway at 11am and include a wide mixture of traditional and modern attractions. There will be side-stalls with games to test your skills; displays; bouncy castles and refreshments. Arts & Crafts will also be on sale in one of the marquees.

You can find out more at the Harbour Gala Facebook page

Visit the Reaper

Visit the Reaper

08 July 2017 11:00 - 08 July 2017 15:00

The Reaper, the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s historic Fifie fishing boat (as featured in “Outlander”, series 2), will be open to visitors at Anstruther Harbour.

Climb aboard and see what life was like above and below decks for fishermen over 100 years ago. See the onboard exhibition in the fish-hold and explore the cabin, galley and engine room, before taking a turn at the wheel.

Reaper open 11 am – 3 pm
Entry by donation
Access in poor weather at the discretion of the crew – the deck and stairways can be slippery

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

Historic Anstruther: Walking Tour

01 July 2017 14:00 - 01 July 2017 15:30

Do you know which famous pirate shot a cannonball at Anstruther in the 18th century? Or how a Tahitian Princess came to be buried in the town’s churchyard? Find out the answers to these questions and more with our fascinating walking tour of Anstruther.

2 pm – 3.30 pm
£3 per person
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised – contact the Scottish Fisheries Museum, 01333 310628

The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
E-mail: enquiries@scotfishmuseum.org
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
Charity Number: SC 006185 VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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