Outreach & Education
Fife Folk Museum is keen to develop a range of local, community and cultural partnerships, and we are delighted to have support from Young Start and The Robertson Trust to generate a range of workshops, activities and events. These include:
Fife Folk Museum Heritage Arts Hub
Try your hand, share your expertise and meet new people at our art, craft and heritage workshops and drop-in events. We aim to host rag rug and lace-making-making events, drawing workshops, playground and street game sessions, quilt and coverlet groups, children, family and intergenerational events. In our 2017 season, events at the museum included:
• A Local History evening in April.
• Struthers Castle, an evening talk in May.
• Bumbaleerie. Playground fun and street games for all ages in May and again later in the season.
• Lindores Abbey and Distillery, an evening talk in June.
• Crochet Demonstrations in July
• Fife Still Life Drawing Workshops in July and August.
Themed group and special interest talks
Fife Folk Museum volunteers present a handling collection of museum artefacts in fun and informative sessions to Fife-based social and special interest groups. To discuss your needs and book a session, phone 01334 828180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fife schools visits
Using our handling collection, games, activities and creative play, Fife Folk Museum volunteers can tailor sessions to suit curricular, local heritage or personal development outcomes. To discuss your needs and book a session phone 01334 828180 or email info @fifefolkmuseum.org
Creative Play at FFM
Fife Folk Museum love to see children at play, and we've set up an activity base in the museum annexe where children (and adults) can draw, try out puzzles, dress up and test out our old school desk, abacus and blackboard. We also run trails for children to follow throughout the museum exhibitions.
Fife Folk Museum Weavers' Trail
Researched around real people, and featuring a series of postcard messages placed throughout the museum, you can now follow the lives of local Ceres folk who worked in the weaving industry in the 19th century.