Anstruther’s national museum, founded by a Charitable Trust and opened in July 1969, celebrates its golden anniversary this year. Starting life as a relatively small site based around a historic courtyard, it has gradually spread to take in various other buildings, including a former boatyard and even a pub. Along the way, many talented and dedicated people, both staff and volunteers, have ensured that the Museum and its activities have grown and flourished. The collections are now recognised as a Nationally Significant Collection and the Museum is a hub for many community activities including coastal rowing, boat-building, exhibitions and events. In this talk Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator, will review the developments of the last 50 years and look forward to some exciting plans for the future.