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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Fraserburgh Category Museums & Galleries, Historic Sites
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Ever heard of a full-size lighthouse built right through the middle of a 16th Century castle? No, we thought not. But seeing is believing, so come and share in the wonder of this truly unique castle, understand the lifestyle and courage of our lighthouse keepers and marvel at the sophisticated engineering that saved lives. Our guides are fully trained and love to laugh.

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is based in the bustling fishing port of Fraserburgh on the North East corner of Aberdeenshire. It’s all here; Kinnaird Head Lighthouse – the very first lighthouse on mainland Scotland (1787), Kinnaird Head Castle containing the lighthouse and our purpose-built museum alongside.

Our museum tells the great story of the Northern Lighthouse Board, the engineers who built the lights and the keepers who tended them.

It is a story of skill, courage, technical genius and brilliant organisation.

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