Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Battered by storms, ravaged by waves, built by Stevenson.

Discover for yourselves the skill, the dedication, the science and the romance of Scotland's lighthouses at The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Your visit includes a guided tour right to the very top of Kinnaird Head Lighthouse.

In the company of our friendly guides, you climb the 72 steps up the castle tower of the original lighthouse. The prize for doing so, is the opportunity to view rugged North East coastline from the lighthouse balcony.

In the museum building, discover the unique role played by the Stevenson family in lighthouse history, and marvel at their engineering genius. Explore our superb collection of lighthouse artefacts from the gorgeous lenses themselves to the uniforms worn by the keepers. There is something to interest everyone!

We want you to discover what makes a lighthouse so special. If visiting Scotland's first lighthouse alone wasn't enough we have incredible displays of artefacts and treasures collected from across Scotland to help us to tell the story. We also know that climbing the lighthouse can be tiring work so we have our own cafè overlooking the sea.

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is open seven days a week. From April-June, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12am-5pm; Jul-Aug Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm; Sep & Oct Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12am-5pm; Nov-Mar Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12am-4pm. Entry is £5 for adults, £4 for students or concessions, £2 for children (under 6 visit free). Group and family rate also apply.

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Kinnaird Head

Kinnaird Head