Excellent little museum that goes on and on. Sprawled throughout several charming old buildings and around a courtyard. Take the map guide they hand out at the front because unless you've found the huge barn with the magnificent old Zulu class fishing boat, The Research, you've missed a significant part of the collection. My two kids, ages 5 and 12, were absolutely enchanted for well over an hour with the various displays and things they could try out. From sleeping in a real bunk bed to taking the helm of a real ship. Arts and crafts, how fishing nets were made, how fisher folk lived, why the distinctive patterns on their hand-made jerseys mattered. On and on. A lot of history is covered and you will definitely learn something. There are even some spectacular paintings like Anchored by the late John Bellany. The café looked pretty nice too though we did not get to try it this time. This is THE perfect place to while away an afternoon if the weather should turn during your visit to beautiful Anstruther. Enjoy.
For a very low entry fee this Tardis of a place is full of surprises and offers a highly informative,surprising and fascinating day out, offering glimpses into Scotland's fishing industries past. From outside it doesn't look that big, but inside you will be amazed at the extensive dipsplays and full-size fishing vessels contained therein. A futher suprise is an ancient well, discovered only during building museum extension work. This museum is truly a labour of love, as it is a private interest.
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