Opening Times

1st of April - 31st of October

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm (closed Sunday and Monday)

1st of November - 31st of March

Thursday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Groups may visit by appointment outwith opening hours.

Please Note: Some fees may apply, for more information please email

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.

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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.