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Scottish Fisheries Museum
St Ayles
KY10 3AB

Getting here

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is situated beside the harbour in the town of Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife.

By Car  (if using sat nav, our postcode is KY10 3AB)

Travelling from the West and Forth Bridge - leaving the bridge follow the A90 north onto the M90, exit at junction 2a, merging onto the A92.  Take  the A921 signed Kirkcaldy East, then follow the A915 through Leven to Upper Largo and  onto the A917, the B942 through Colinsburgh and rejoin the A917 signed Pittenweem and Anstruther.  

Arriving from the North and the Tay Bridge - leaving the bridge follow the A92 for approx 1 mile to the first roundabout, take the first exit onto the A914 (St Andrews, A919) continue onto the A919, then the A91 to St Andrews, follow the A917 signed Crail, Anstruther through and out of town for half a mile then turn right onto the B9131 (Dunino, Anstruther) road.

For more detailed Information on parking facilities near the Museum please see Museum Accessibility

By Bus - There are bus stops directly outside the Museum on both sides of the road. Buses to and from Anstruther are operated by Stagecoach.

Services X58 and X60 connects Edinburgh and St. Andrews via, Kirkcaldy, Leven and Upper Largo and Anstruther both stop directly outside the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Service 95 connects Anstruther with both St. Andrews and Leven and the villages in between along the A917 coast road.  This is an hourly service. 

Services X26 and X27 connect Glasgow with St Andrews passing through Kirkcaldy, Leven and Upper Largo where connections to Anstruther can be made.

By Train  - The nearest railway station is Leuchars, approximately 13 miles north west of Anstruther and 3 miles west of St Andrews. There is a regular bus service from the railway station to St Andrews Bus Depot where connecting buses to Anstruther can be found. Taxis are also available at the station. For tickets and up to date railway timetables, please visit Scotrail or Trainline.

By Air - Our nearest airports for internal, European and international flights to and from Scotland are Edinburgh Airport, 47 miles from Anstruther and Glasgow Airport which is 97 miles from Anstruther. 

Cycling  - A number of cycling routes have been established in the Fife area and further details and maps can be obtained from VisitScotland visitor information centres and on the VisitScotland website.

Walking  - Following the Fife Coastal Path from East or West will bring you to the Museum front door; the Museum is a Welcome Port along the path; for more information, maps and a guide see the Fife Coastal Path website.

For detailed information on public transport and to plan your journey visit Traveline Scotland.

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.