Crail Museum & Heritage Centre
We are delighted to announce that Crail Museum & Heritage Centre is open for the 2021 season.
Our opening days and hours are:-
You will usually be able to access the museum at any time it is open - though as numbers are restricted you may sometimes be asked to wait a short while - if you prefer to book a specific time, please do so by telephoning 01333 450869 during opening hours.
You will be greeted at the door and welcomed with socially-distanced open arms! (Don't forget your mask!)
The final opening day of the "summer" 2021 Museum opening season will be Saturday 16th October.
We will be open for Christmas shopping and the January sales on the dates below - you are welcome to visit the Museum exhibitions at the same time as doing your shopping:-
The Museum provides an insight into the past life of this ancient Royal Burgh, its kirk, seafaring tradition, Crail Golfing Society (founded in 1786 - the 7th oldest in the world) and airfield history from the First World War until its closure in 1960 (HMS Jackdaw, Fleet Air Arm Station, HMS Bruce Boys Training School and Joint Services School for Linguists).
Our exhibitions are augmented by special topics explored in more detail and changed regularly so there is always at least one new exhibition every year.
Crail has been a prosperous and important trading and fishing port since the 12th century, and its picturesque harbour is one of the most frequent images in Scottish calendars and guides. Today there is still commercial fishing from the harbour for crab and lobster which have a reputation for quality. The Burgh is surrounded by excellent farming land.
Admission to the Museum and all of our collections & exhibitions is FREE. This is only made possible by the generous donations of visitors and their purchases in our well-stocked shop.