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Signal Tower Museum

Ladyloan, Arbroath DD11 1PU, Scotland
+44 1241 435329
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Excellent and free museum

Really excellent museum with lots of information about Arbroath, but particularly the Bell Rock... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Quercus4
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed this cute and friendly place

We dropped into this museum on our way to buy fish and chips and ended up staying for 2 hours! Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RafMoore
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really excellent museum with lots of information about Arbroath, but particularly the Bell Rock lighthouse and Robert Stevenson. 45 min BBC film reconstructing the building of the lighthouse - gripping stuff! Even more amazing that it was all free. Toilets. Postcards and mugs for sale.

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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Quercus4, Thanks for the great review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our museum and are grateful that you have shared the positive review with others. Thanks again, Kirsten

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped into this museum on our way to buy fish and chips and ended up staying for 2 hours! Not only is the museum free to enter, but it is set up with tonnes of information presented in a easy-to-access way. Be sure to...More

Thank RafMoore
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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi RafMoore, Thankyou for your kind review of our museum. We are pleased to hear that the museum appealed to all ages in your group. We do try to appeal to all age groups so it is nice to hear that we achieve that. Kind...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I visited the Signal Tower Museum following a number of recommendations from friends and it did not disappoint! Homed in a historic building which was the shore station for the world famous Bell Rock Lighthouse, the Museum expertly tells of its construction and further development....More

2  Thank Michael S
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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michael, Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed our museum and look forward to your next visit. Kirsten

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

~The history of the Bell Rock lighthouse and the people and families that are connected to it. If you want to know more about the history of lighthouses and the people connected to them then this place is recommended for sure

2  Thank Tim S
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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Tim, for the kind review.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was on a week-long break with the girlfriend, staying in Edinburgh, but I fancied an excursion to Arbroath in the hope of getting into the football ground to take some photos, what with it being the closest ground in Europe to the sea. Having...More

1  Thank Nick U
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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Nick, Thanks for your positive review. We are very lucky to tell the interesting story of Arbroath's maritime heritage and are so pleased you enjoyed it. We always enjoy the look of wonder as some of our visitors learn about the Bell Rock Lighthouse...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This establishment is well worth a visit giving you an insight into how things were done before automation set in. It is well looked after by the staff and the exhibits are all in good shape with everything being in a good state of repair....More

2  Thank Ken G
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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Ken, Thanks for the review. We are very proud of what we have achieved in the museum and how we convey the story of the Bell Rock Lighthouse. It is always nice to read that we got it right! Many Thanks, Kirsten

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a must do for both locals and visitors alike. It is a good insight into the fishing industry through the years. With a scale model of the Bell Rock Lighthouse inside as well as lots of memorabilia it makes it interesting history about...More

1  Thank Beverley M
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Spent nearly 2 hours in this great little museum. The film on the building of the Bell Rock Lighthouse was fascinating and showed how all those years ago how clever and innovative engineers were. Once film over take a look around the rooms with all...More

1  Thank ianbee2015
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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi ianbee, Thanks for the review, we are so pleased that you described our museum as a Little Gem. We think so but it is always nice to get this confirmed by visitors, Thanks again, Kirsten

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I visited this museum that used to be the land base for the Bell Rock Lighthouse staff and families when I was a wee boy in the town . I've been away from the town for many years as I was in the Police for...More

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kirsten c, Manager at Signal Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Many thanks Letham45, we appreciate your feedback and we were really interested to learn about your Arbroath ancestors.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have been there many times. Loads to get to know there and entry is free. Staff is very nice, helpfull and friendly.

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