The Scottish Fisheries Museum looks forward to welcoming you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on accessibility.

Museum Access Statement

  • Download our Museum Access Statement giving full details and illustrations of access outside and within the museum, or see the summaries below.


  • There is ramp access at the main entrance where the Shop and the Tammy Norie Tearoom are situated.
  • The Museum itself, apart from the Fisherman’s Cottage, is fully ramped throughout.
  • The Fisherman’s Cottage which is accessed by a stair from the Courtyard, can still be viewed from within the Museum from the Days of Steam Gallery by means of a viewing window and viewing mirror system.
  • An accessible toilet is situated at the main entrance and accessed via the shop.
  • There are baby changing facilities within the Museum.
  • The Reception, Shop and Cafe are well lit.
  • Within the galleries, light levels can vary.
  • For the most part, in the galleries noise levels are low. However, there are a couple of audio and audiovisual displays.
  • The Cafe can get busy and noise levels can rise.
  • Please see the Museum floorplan (available at reception) for information on the layout of the Museum galleries and facilities.


  • Please download our Visual Story to help you prepare for your visit.
  • We also have a sensory backpack that is available to borrow for the duration of your visit, specifically designed for autistic children. Please speak to staff at reception if you would like to use the backpack on your visit.


  • Directly opposite the Museum entrance is a public pay and display car park offering both coach (4 bays) and car parking spaces, including 2 blue badge bays.
  • A further pay and display car park is situated in Shore Street 150 yards west of the Museum with car and motorcycle bays and a further 2 blue badge bays. Both car parks are pay and display from April to September and are Free during the Winter months. There is no charge for blue badge holders.

Public transport

  • There are bus stops directly outside the Museum on both sides of the road.
  • See here for a street view of the parking and public transport facilities near the museum.

Access Policy

  • The Museum works to promote Equal Opportunities, Access and Social Justice. You can download a copy of our Policy here.
Scottish Fisheries Museum

Since it was established in 1967, the Museum Trust has collected artefacts connected to the history of fishing from all around the coast of Scotland, as well as from the Western and Northern Isles.  The entire collection cared for by the Scottish Fisheries Museum is a Recognised Collection of National Significance, awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.