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Arbroath Signal Tower

  • Arbroath
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Arbroath Signal Tower

At Arbroath Signal Tower you can find out about the fascinating history of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and visit the outhouse to have a look at the massive lens of the last manually operated lamp! In addition, the friendly museum displays reflect the past lives of the keepers' families and other displays tell the story of Arbroaths fishing heritage. Lots to learn and lots to get little imaginations going!

The museum shop and reception are on the ground floor, WCs are available to museum visitors.

Beside Arbroath's harbour, on the sea front, stands an elegant complex of regency buildings. Now the Burgh's museum, the buildings were built in 1813. Until 1955 these buildings formed the shore station and family living quarters for the light keepers on the Bell Rock Lighthouse which lies 11.5 miles out from Arbroath on a dangerous semi-sunken reef. Both lighthouse and shore station were built by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous dynasty of lighthouse engineers. There, you didn't know that, did you!

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Ladyloan, Arbroath, Dundee and Angus, DD11 1PU, Scotland

Phone number

01241 435329



Click here to visit Arbroath Signal Tower's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Arbroath Signal Tower has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Arbroath Signal Tower is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Arbroath Signal Tower have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Arbroath Signal Tower has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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