Open every day between
1 April and 31 October
10.30 am to 4.30 pm
(last admission 4.00 pm).
Adults £5.00 each
Concessions £4.00 each
Group Visits £3.00 per person
Children free (with an adult)
Groups may be booked in advance by contacting us (see below)
Fife Folk Museum
Telephone 01334 828180
(you may leave a message)
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HATTERS & CO
TEAROOM AND EATERY
This provides an array of delicious home cooking and the Hatters Collection of seedikin bread, tomato ketchup, house dressing, jam and chutney.
There is wheelchair access to the Visitor Centre from the Public Car Park by the Ceres Burn.
At this level there is Hatters Tearoom and Eatery, and a disabled toilet.
Access to the Museum itself is by stairs, but it is also possible to drive round to the High Street (turn right out of the car park, right onto the main road, then first right), and park in the disabled parking space at the end.
There is wheelchair access to three of the five rooms in the old building, and to the Annexe across the road.
Please ask to have any necessary doors unlocked for you. Otherwise all steps have firm handrails, and each room has at least one chair which visitors are welcome to sit on.
The Fife Folk Museum is in the village of Ceres, about 2 miles from Cupar - see where we are on the FIND US page.
The Museum, which is run by volunteers, is well worth a visit and you are assured of a friendly welcome.
The Museum’s collections include agricultural and craft tools, costume, toys and games, domestic equipment, pottery, paintings, and much more. A few of these items are shown on the EXHIBITS page with more information on the COLLECTIONS page.
HATTERS & CO TEAROOM AND EATERY
Visitors are welcome at the Hatters & Co Tearoom and Eatery on the ground floor of the renovated Museum. The Tearoom looks out over the Ceres Burn and provides tea, coffee, and much more.
Stella Colloluori from Hatters Catering in Newburgh brings her individual approach to creative food using local and seasonal ingredients.
Everything is made from scratch, including an array of delicious home cooking and the recently launched Hatters Collection of Seedikin Bread, tomato ketchup, house dressing, jam and chutney. Enjoy.
NEW FUNDING FOR MUSEUM
The Museum has been awarded £37,505 funding from the Strategic Investment Fund run by Museums and Galleries Scotland, which will allow the employment of a full-time curator.
Wynne Harley, Chair of the Trust, said ‘this position will enable us to drive forward to the next stage of development'. The role is a stimulating and rewarding position for an enthusiastic museum professional.
The Museum is currently entirely run by volunteers, and so the new curator will be working with the existing team of trustees, volunteers and external advisers.
Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: 'We are pleased to fund this museum project as it will help to ensure its long-term sustainability'.
It is hoped to appoint the new curator later this year.
FIONA HYSLOP VISITS THE MUSEUM
Ms Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe & External Affairs, visited the Museum on the 6th July. She had tea with the Trustees and a tour round the Museum. She was presented with a mug and a teatowel as mementos of her visit.
A display on beekeeping in Fife from the days of bee-boles and skep-beekeeping through to the use of the double walled hive is now on show in the Seymour Room.
The exhibition relates to the European Honeybee, Apis mellifera, something about the colony and how it functions together with its role in pollination.
The exhibit includes the associated crafts of skep and candle-making.
WHITES OF AUCHTERMUCHTY
John White & Son of Auchtermuchty is the oldest independent weighing company in the UK and celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. Click HERE for more information.
The Museum welcomes visits from schools and also arranges for volunteers to visit local schools with relevant artefacts from the Museum collections.
We were busy last year with several visits to local schools. We have covered all primary stages with talks about Life Before Electricity, Life 100 Years Ago and Toys.
We are always happy to try to accommodate a topic and an age range. If you are interested in a visit to your class please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See the SCHOOLS page for more information.