Original model of the oldest surviving sea washed lighthouse in the worldThe Bell Rock lighthouse is the oldest surviving sea-washed Lighthouse in the world and its method of construction was used by most of those that followed. It was one of the wonders of the age. This original model of Bell Rock Lighthouse was commissioned by its Engineer, Robert Stevenson, and carved from sandstone from the rock by one of the masons who worked on the construction. It is a powerful symbol of our engineering and seafaring heritage which connects us directly to the early 19th century and to the people who designed and constructed the Lighthouse.
The model remained in the Stevenson Family till 2007.
The model is housed in Signal Tower Museum Arbroath, the former land station for the Lighthouse and accommodation for the Lighthouse Keepers' families.
In 2011 there will be events across Scotland to mark the bicentenary of the founding of the Bell Rock lighthouse.
Original model of the oldest surviving sea washed lighthouse in the world