Queensferry Museum

Queensferry Museum helps visitors to explore the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.

You can learn about the construction of the Forth Rail and Road Bridges before viewing the real thing through our picture windows that look over the Forth. A telescope helps you to get a closer look at the Bridges and our local wildlife. The Forth (Rail) Bridge has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Displays on local customs, the ferry passage and trades and businesses are full of fascinating objects and photographs. You can even come face-to-face with the Burry Man, a unique Queensferry tradition.


Summer 2016 extended opening hours: In addition to the normal opening days, Queensferry Museum will also be open on 10 June; 22 June; 1 July; 4 July; 16 July; 28 July; 9 August; 17 August; 21 August; 2 September.


 

Young visitors look at the Queensferry Covenant

About

Find out more about Queensferry Museum and what you will see when you visit.

A visitor admires the Vat 69 whisky display at Queensferry Museum

Collections

Find out more about the varied collections of Queensferry Museum.

Visitors recreate a queue for the ferry at Queensferry Museum

Visitor Information

Details of opening hours and where to find us.

Visitors looking out at the panoramic view of the Forth bridges from the museum

Learning

Find out about Outreach service for schools and community groups

Someone holding up flags created at a Queensferry Ferry Fair event at the museum.

Events

Details of events at Queensferry Museum.

Young visitors look at the Queensferry Covenant

Exhibitions

Information on our exhibitions.

Burry Man

Did you Know?

The Burry Man gets both prickles and tipples?

Did you Know?

The Burry Man gets both prickles and tipples?

When the Burry Man makes his nine hour parade through the streets of Queensferry on the first Friday in August, it’s not just his prickly costume of burrs that proves a challenge. He is often given a nip of whisky at various stops along the way. The combination of a heavy, prickly costume, a long walk in the summer sun and strong liquor means that only the hardiest men need apply for the job!