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 2015 - 16 below.

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




11th September – 29th November 


Hope in the Great War

Created by the RNLI and funded by Arts Council England, this exhibition is an ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War.  Touring RNLI museums, lifeboat stations and partner museums, it honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives in the midst of a time of great conflict. 


12th December - 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 2016 

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 2016 

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.




28th September - 4th October

Soil and Sea Harvest Festival

A programme of public events run jointly by the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Cambo Heritage Trust - see the events programme listings for full details


10th October - 25th November


Hope in the Great War Events Programme

Exhibition event programme for children and adults to support our current display on the work of the RNLI during World War I - see the events programme listings for full details


31st May 2016


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