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From time to time we work in partnership with schools and community groups to develop special projects based around a specific theme relating to our museum.

Second World War and Holocaust project

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We are delighted to be working on this national partnership project developed by Imperial War Museums (IWM) until early 2023. The Scottish Fisheries Museum and the Devil’s Porridge Museum will be leading this project for the #GoIndustrial collective. This project will see participating museums delivering a range of projects that uncover lesser-known stories in the Second World War.


Alongside the opening of new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries in 2021, IWM’s Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP) will support eight cultural heritage partners across the UK to engage with new audiences and share hidden or lesser-known, local stories related to these histories. During 2020-23, the SWWHPP will establish a Digital Internship, support skills development in Partner organisations and facilitate loans of IWM’s rich collection across the UK in support of digital and community-based events co-produced with local people and creative artists. The SWWHPP is generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Our SWWHP project

We are pleased to be one of the lead Scottish partners on this national project, working closely with GoIndustrial and the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Dumfries & Galloway. In early 2022 we will employ a Digital Intern to develop skills across the partnership. Later in 2022 we will carry out community sessions in Fife and Dumfries & Galloway respectively. We will develop themes and select objects for online and real-life exhibitions, and develop these across the collective. Our communities will contribute to a totemic piece of artwork that will be displayed across the collective.

Follow the project at: GoIndustrial

Previous Projects

Anstruther Writing Awards 2019

Boats, Fish & Folk Cover

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was delighted to work with Anstruther Improvements Association on the Anstruther Writing Awards 2019 which were themed to celebrate the Museum’s 50th anniversary. The resulting publication features poetry and prose from children and adults, and is illustrated throughout with entries to our Anniversary Photography Competition and archive images from our collections.

We would like to thank all entrants for taking part and being involved in celebrating our 50th anniversary through creativity.

The joint winners in the adult short story category were too long to be included in the printed publication and are available to download here:

Drift by Elaine Webster

The Beachcomber by Carol Hendry

Copies of the book are on sale in the Museum shop.

Build the Museum in Minecraft

Scottish Fisheries Museum Minecraft model

Scottish Fisheries Museum Minecraft model

As part of the project East Neuk Unearthed, for the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, we worked with ImmersiveMinds to build an interactive model of the Museum site in Minecraft.

Ensure you have Minecraft on your device, download the model and explore 800 years of history!

Download the SFM Minecraft model

Find detailed Minecraft install instructions here if you need them

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We are always keen to develop partnerships; if you have a special project that you would like to develop in partnership with us please contact us to discuss further.

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