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 below.

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




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.


13th February to 15th March 

Fife Fishermen

20 Photographic images of some of Fife's working and retired fishermen from the East Neuk to St Andrews, along with their recipe ideas.  This had been a year-long collaboration between Caroline Trotter, photographer and her husband Christopher, food writer. 


27th March – 31st May 

Poles Apart: changing attitudes to whaling in the 20th century

In collaboration with the University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, and incorporating newly researched material from the archives.


12th June – 30th August 

Robert Callender - A2B

A2B is a tribute to the sixty-year career of renowned environmental artist Robert Callender who died in 2011.  Reflecting the startling originality and prescience of Callender’s work, A2B will be realised as an exhibition, major publication and education programme in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife in 2015 – 17.


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. 



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.




7th January - 26th February

Studio at the Fisheries

A series of after-school art sessions for children on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons - see the events programme listings for full details


16th May


Festival of Museums

A celebration of Scottish contemporary art and craft displayed in amongst our historic collections  - designed to inspire.


30th 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