Bell Rock lighthouse

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum

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 family accommodation for the Bell Rock Lighthouse, which stands 11 miles offshore from Arbroath, enjoy views from the museum webcam. Built in 1813, Signal Tower served the lighthouse until it was decommissioned in 1955 and later became a museum in 1974.

Hear about the story of the magnificent Bell Rock Lighthouse, which shows how the coastal town's connection with the sea has influenced Arbroath's social, industrial and ecclesiastical history. From multi-media displays and historic objects including stories of Arbroath's fishing and maritime industries which are interwoven with stories of the 'Mucklebackit woman' who sold the Arbroath Smokies and tall pirate tales of Ralph the Rover.

Both the lighthouse and the Signal Tower were built for the Northern Lighthouse Board, by Robert Stevenson, founder of the famous Stevenson dynasty of lighthouse builders.

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