Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum


Signal Tower Museum is located near Arbroath harbour. The Signal Tower was the shore station and family accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, built in 1813, 11 miles off-shore.

Discover the fascinating maritime heritage of Arbroath and the history of the world famous Arbroath Smokie.

The teams in ANGUSalive’s museums, libraries and archives have a great local knowledge and a real enthusiasm for promoting Angus. As VisitScotland Information Partners and proud Angus ambassadors, ANGUSalive advisors can help visitors to our area make the most of their time in Angus by providing information about things to see and do, including some of the hidden gems that only locals know about.  The teams also provide local amenities information, helping people to find everything from church services to emergency vet services.

ANGUSalive museums, libraries and archives also have a fun programme of events for adults and children and non-members are almost always welcome.

Opening Times

1 November to 1 March – open Thursday to Saturday, 10am-4pm. Groups may visit by appointment outwith hours.

1 March to 1 November – open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Entry Fee


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