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The Journey of a Tea Seed

The Journey of a Tea Seed

25 May 2019 12:05 - 25 May 2019

Grow your own tea bush!

All children (up to age 12) are invited to explore the journey of a tea seedling. At this event, you will decorate your own terracotta planter!

Come along to enjoy the process of planting a tea seedling in your customized planter. You will learn how to care for your tea seedling in order to allow it to grow and embark on its journey of growth.

Saturday 25th May, 11 am – 12 noon


All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

20 places available – please contact the museum or book your place via Eventbrite.

Open Day 2019

Open Day 2019

25 May 2019 10:05 - 25 May 2019

This year we are planning a packed programme for all the family, both inside and out of the museum:


Free entry to the museum

Schools Art exhibition: Journeys

A Tale of Tea Cities exhibition on Anstruther’s role in the tea trade

Sat. 25th May


There will be lots to see and do from displays and family-friendly activities to our annual Fisherlass and Lad ceremony (harbour stage)

10 – 3.30 Model Boats Club display (Workshop)
10 – 4 Exhibition on the restoration of the Reaper (Boatyard)
11 – 12 The Journey of a Tea Seed Workshop (Education Centre)
12 – 12.30 Traditional Boatyard Skills: knots and ropework (harbour stage)
12.30 – 4 Badge-making and activities (Education Centre)
1.30 – 2.30 Traditional Boatyard Skills: netting, knots and ropework (Zulu Gallery)
3 pm Fisherlass and Lad ceremony (harbour stage)
Includes Art Competition Prize-giving

And don’t forget, it’s the RNLI Open Day too – so there will be lots to see and do around Anstruther Harbour!

By Sea, Land and Air: Scottish Fishing Communities and World War II

Open ONLINE: To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we explore the role played by Scotland’s fishing communities during the Second World War.

Merchant's Room : The Reaper Restoration

Exhibition of the extensive restoration work our historic flagship Reaper

Merchant's Room : Yolande Kenny, East Neuk Life

The latest exhibition in the Merchant’s Room is an evocation of the East Neuk by Yolande Kenny. With pen and watercolour, Yolande With pen and watercolour, Yolande celebrates both the museum’s 50th anniversary and everyday life in the East Neuk.

A Tale of Tea Cities : Tea shipping and consumption around the 19th century

Centring around the Tea Race of 1866, this exhibition will explore the 19th century Tea Trade and its impact on everyday life, both at sea and on shore.

Merchant's Room : Schools Art Competition

Exhibition of winning and selected entries to our annual competition on the theme “International”.

Boats, Fish and Folk: 50 years of Scottish fishing

To celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary, we focus on the last 50 years of the fishing industry charting the changes to the fleets, the harbours, the livelihoods and the lives of those who work to put fish on our tables.

Merchant's Room : East Neuk Unearthed

With this exhibition we travel through time to discover the history that lies hidden all around us and in the earth beneath our feet.

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

05 November 2019

As part of a series of events and exhibitions designed to celebrate the Museum’s anniversary year we are holding an exhibition of the Museum’s development over the last 50 years

Sea Change

Sea Change

10 January 2020

Now open ONLINE: We look to the future to explore what the seas, and the fishing industry, will be like 50 years from now.

Mr Darwin's Fishes

Mr Darwin's Fishes

10 January 2020

The early days of natural history research, as conducted by Charles Darwin on his voyage to South America.

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