The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Fraserburgh is home to the first lighthouse in Scotland to be lit by the Commissioners of Northern Lights. The light was designed by Thomas Smith and built in 1787 and forms part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

The museum has several galleries holding collections of lighting technology, glass lenses and social history artefacts, which cover the lives of the men and their families who safeguarded Scotland’s coastline for over 200 years. There are also interactive exhibits and audio-visual displays. The museum holds a wide range of special events, exhibitions and open days during the year.

The Stevenson’s Café enjoys views onto the entrance of the Moray Firth, where you can see dolphins, whales and a variety of bird life. The museum shop offers a wide range of gifts, toys, books and lighthouse memorabilia.

Address: Kinnaird Head, Stevenson Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DU
Tel: 01346 511 022

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Open all year Summer Hours: Monday 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00 Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

(see website for date and time changes)