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Active learning through engaging, enjoyable and stimulating activities to promote learning and inspiration is at the core of the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s Learning and Access programme.

Cross-curricular learning is easy with so many choices of topics to study. Along with the fishing industry you can learn about boatbuilding, weather and navigation, safety at sea, architecture and the marine environment, giving access to science, social history, economics, technology, art and design, craft, geography and languages.

Topics can connect history with politics, science with art, the built environment with drama and creative writing to create a contemporary and inspiring learning resource.

A visit to the museum offers lots of opportunities for pupils to develop skills including observation, investigation, exploration, expression, discussion and creativity. The galleries in the Scottish Fisheries Museum and the supporting resources feature a rich variety of objects, with opportunities to link to areas such as:

Social Studies

Involvement with the museum gives pupils the opportunity to:

  • Make personal links to the past
  • Explore places and investigate artefacts
  • Develop a sense of heritage and identity
  • Recognise the importance of respecting the heritage and identity of others
  • Develop understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of local and national heritage within the world
  • Broaden understanding of the world by learning about human activities and achievements in the past and present
  • Develop understanding of my own values, beliefs and cultures and those of others
  • Learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place.

The Four Purposes

  • Successful Learners.

A visit to the museum encourages creative and independent thought by offering pupils the opportunity to engage with a varied collection and environmental themes and to respond to them creatively.

  • Confident Individuals

A visit to the museum aims to give pupils access to exciting collections that can inspire them to feel connected to people from the past.

  • Responsible Citizens

As the collections displayed in the Scottish Fisheries Museum tell the story of the history, society and economy of one of Scotland’s major industries, it can offer a chance for pupils to develop knowledge and understanding of the world and the place of Scotland within it.

  • Effective Contributors

A visit to the museum gives pupils an opportunity to communicate visually in a new setting.

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