Opening Times

Thursday - Saturday 10am - 3pm

Entry is free and limited to groups of 6.


Changes have been made to ensure visitors feel as safe as possible. This includes additional cleaning throughout the day, social distancing, a one-way system and hand-sanitising stations are located throughout the building. We have received the Visit Scotland ‘We’re good to go’ seal of approval as recognition that everything is in place to reopen safely.

*Public Holidays

Centre Details

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum, Ladyloan, Arbroath, DD11 1PU

telephone: 01241 464554



Birthday Parties
Clubs and Groups


Accessible Toilets and Changing
Entrance is free!

Signal Tower Museum is located near Arbroath's picturesque and busy harbour, in a complex of buildings which were originally used as the shore station and accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse. Built in 1813, Signal Tower served the lighthouse until it was decommissioned in 1955 and became a museum in 1974.

Hear about the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse and how the coastal town's connection with the sea has influenced Arbroath's social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. Using multi-media displays and historic objects, the museum tells the story of Arbroath's fishing and maritime industries.

**UPDATE 6/01/22- Tower Tours are postponed until further notice due to a change in government guidance**

From Saturday 30 October, visitors will be able to climb the dramatic spiral staircase and visit the tower room. For those who are unable to climb the 70 steps and ladder into the room there is an opportunity for a virtual visit, which is also available in Gaelic, Polish and Romanian. Bookings for a Tower Tour can be made by contacting

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Clubs & Groups Visits

Parties welcome - please book in advance.

School Visits


Situated beside Arbroath harbour on the A92. Wheelchair access to lower floors. Computer system provides information in regard to upper floor.


Off street parking is available in Angus Council sites (charges apply).

A small car park sits in front of the museum. Should this car park be full, an Angus Council car park is available nearby, at the harbour.


The museum is a 10-15 minute walk from the train station. 


There are local bus services. Visit Angus Council website for further information.

From Arbroath Bus Station, the museum is approximately a 10 minute walk. No bus stop outside museum.


Bike rack is located just outside the museum gates.