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 main exhibition programme for 2016 below.

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





12th December 2015 - 6th March 2016

Threads: pieces from the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s Costume Collection and the stories woven into them

See a range of clothing worn by members of the fishing community as they worked, rested and played and discover the fascinating tales to be told about individual pieces and the people who wore them.  This exhibition celebrates the launch of a booklet on the museum’s nationally significant collection of work and dress wear.  


 18th March – 8th May 

The Herring Girls : Katie Scarlett Howard

A view of a British fishing industry from the early to mid-twentieth century.  Ceramic sculptures inspired by the work of those who followed the herring to gut and pack the catch.  This exhibition has been touring various fishing ports around the UK from Anglesey to Stornoway.


20th May – 28th August

The Forth at War

An exhibition combining the military paintings of Jim Stormonth with material from the Museum’s collections to explore the role of the Royal Navy during World War One.  The exhibition will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland on 31st May, the only major Naval battle of the conflict.





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.