What's on

Don’t forget to check out our exhibitions, events and news pages for the latest on ‘What’s On’ at the museum.  With up to five major temporary exhibitions a year, twelve free community art displays, a winter knitting circle, various clubs, kids’ workshops, foodie events, music events, ghost events, craft events, talks on a range of subjects and our annual Open Day there are plenty of reasons to visit us throughout the year!

See our programme for 2014 below.

Or use the menu on the left to find more detailed information on the latest news, events and exhibitions.


11th February to 16th March 

George Muir : Memories of Cellardyke

An exhibition of local fishermen and their boats, researched and curated by Ian Murray.  Your chance to see the names and faces of Cellardyke in days gone by.

28th March to 15th June 

Distant Shores

To celebrate the Year of Homecoming and the Commonwealth Games we explore the links between Scotland’s fishing communities and the rest of the world.

27th June to 26th October

A Shared Experience : The Impact of the First World War on Scotland’s Fishing Communities

An exhibition exploring the personal and collective effects of War on fishing communities, on land and on sea, at home and abroad.  Incorporating research by pupils at Waid Academy.

7th November to January 2015 


A multi-media installation by Derek and Deirdre Robertson exploring the traditions and superstitions surrounding fishing, particularly the “dressed herrings” of Dundee.


Merchant’s Room Exhibition

Don’t miss our changing art exhibitions in the Merchant’s Room (off the Tammy Norie Tearoom).  Admission is free and works are often for sale.


1st – 20th April 

Easter Festival

Family fun in the museum with our Easter Chick Hunt plus arty activities, demonstrations and craft workshops.

17th May 

Festival of Museums

To celebrate the Commonwealth Games we will be holding and international short-film festival with submissions for artists, film-makers and amateurs on the theme of coastal life.

31st May 

Museum Open Day

Family fun in the museum with a Fisher lad & lass Ceremony, model boat exhibition, activities, chance to visit the Reaper and much more, plus free entry to the Museum 

1st July – 20th August 

Summer Holiday Arty Activities

A series of fun and creative art and craft workshops for children aged 3 and over.  See the full programme for details on themes, timings and how to book.