Located next to Arbroath's picturesque and historic harbour, within the original shore station for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, Signal Tower Museum tells the story of the lighthouse itself and of the local fishing and maritime industries.
200 years after Robert Stevenson oversaw construction, the Bell Rock Lighthouse still stands as Britain's oldest surviving rock lighthouse, still warning shipping of the jagged Bell Rock. Onshore, the museum exhibitions tell all the tales of the lighthouse, and of the lives of the lighthouse keepers and their families, using models, audio-visual and computer displays and historic objects.
Arbroath's fishing industry and maritime trade are also explored, interwoven with stories of Arbroath Smokies and of Ralph the Rover.
Contact the museum for Christmas and New Year opening hours. Groups may visit by appointment out-with normal opening hours.