New for the 2022 Summer Season
The Scottish Fisheries Museum has a new interactive tool to enhance visitors’ experience of its displays and galleries.
Launching for the summer season, the main feature of the app is the audio guide, narrated by four well-known figures from Scottish and UK heritage and tradition: storyteller and artist Jan Bee Brown, “voice” of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Alasdair Hutton, film-maker Patrick King and renowned folk-singer Isla St Clair. Visitors can choose to follow a specific theme throughout the displays or pick and mix what takes their interest from room to room.
Kipper the Cat has also chosen his favourite quirky items to appeal to younger visitors!
As well as being the ideal personal, pocket guide to the displays, the app has several features that open up more inaccessible areas of the museum. Via a 360o virtual tour, created with the support of the School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Royal Society of Edinburgh Community Heritage Scotland Project, visitors can climb down inside the hull of the boats Reaper and Research, or fully explore the fisherman’s cottage and loft.
There are also links to numerous online resources, such as stories, games, short films and suggested activities, which can be used to enhance or follow a visit, as well as links to the museum’s latest news and events.