Sun 13th Oct

2-3pm

Fife Folk Museum

Children’s Hallowe’en Craft Afternoon

Get in the mood for Hallowe'en with some crafty fun for children, minimum age 5  - note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Book your place by phoning the museum on 01334 828180. Only 8 places available.  £5 per child.

7th Oct

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

October Monday Evening Talk 2019

The final Monday evening talk of this season is on Monday 7th October at 7pm.

Joanna Hambly will talk about “Archaeology and Coastal Erosion on the Coast of Fife”. Jo is an archaeologist with a research interest in environmental and geoarchaeology and has a professional background in the commercial and curatorial sectors. She also develops and manages projects that combine high quality archaeological research with a strong emphasis on public participation and engagement and brings this experience to her full time role with SCAPE  (Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion).

All welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the talk. Our talks are free but a donation of £3 towards the museum would be very much appreciated.

Fife Folk Museum Spoon carving workshop

5th & 6th October

11am - 3pm

Fife Folk Museum

Spooncarving work shop

A spoon carving workshop with Colin Harper. We held a small workshop earlier in the year which was fully booked before we’d even had time to advertise it! Those who took part had a great day & we all came away with a completed spoon. It’s an interesting and fun craft and Colin is a supportive and encouraging  teacher. 

 

Update - Note that both spoon-carving workshops are now fully booked (we started out with one workshop and there were so many people interested that we’ve expanded to two!) We have a waiting list which you can pop your name on and if we have enough folk interested who can’t be fitted in this year, we’ll look to arranging more sessions next year, starting with the names on our waiting lists.

28th August

- 31st October

Fife Folk Museum

Corn Dollies and the Harvest Exhibition

A new very seasonal exhibition is opening at the museum on 28th August; all about the harvest and corn dollies.

Sun 1st September

10am - 5pm

Fife Folk Museum

Doors Open Day 2019

The museum will be welcoming visitors at this year’s “Doors Open Day” on Sunday 1st September between 10am and 5pm. Our new exhibition “Corn Dollies and the Harvest” will be on display and there will be story telling sessions on the theme of  “Tales from the Farm Kitchen “ in the cottage room with Sheila Kinninmonth. Lots to see in the museum and we have activities for the whole family.

Mon 2nd Sept

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

September Monday Evening Talk 2019

Our September Monday Talk will be given by Brian Murray, retired University Lecturer in Operations Management  and Business Studies; Trustee of Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre; amateur historian in military and civil topics, who will be talking about the disappeared great houses of North East Fife.

All welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the talk. Our talks are free but a donation of £3 towards the museum would be very much appreciated.

Sun 11th August

2 - 4pm

Fife Folk Museum

Bumbaleerie 2019

Fun for all the family! Join In with traditional street and playground games. A free activity for all ages featuring skipping, paldies, bools, peevers and lots more. This should be an outside event but if the weather is not suitable, the fun and games can take place indoors as we did a couple of years ago.

Mon 5th August

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

August Monday Evening Talk 2019

Ruth Boreham will be giving a talk about the Women’s Land Army.

“The land army fights in the fields. It is in the fields of Britain that the most critical battle of the present war may well be fought and won”.

During the Second World War over 8000 women worked in the Women’s Land Army in Scotland, working in the fields and the forests to ensure the country had food and timber supply to keep going. The Women’s Land Army played a fundamental role in the war. However, as soon as the WLA was disbanded in 1950 they became the forgotten army. No daring heroics to leave in the records, just much needed work. Ruth Boreham has interviewed some who spent their late teenage years and early twenties in brown and green uniform and will share their stories in this fascinating talk.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the talk. Our talks are free but a donation of £3 towards the museum would be very much appreciated.

Wed 3rd July -

Sun 25th Aug

Fife Folk Museum

Exhibition by pupils of Craigrothie Primary School

An exhibition about Victorian costume, related trades, textiles and accessories by pupils of Craigrothie Primary School.

Sat 31st August -

Sat 28th Sept

10 -12.30

Fife Folk Museum

Charcoal Drawing Classes with Nichola Martin

Back by popular demand! A five week drawing course for all abilities. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Cost of course £100. Please contact Nichola Martin nicholamartin13@aol.com to book your place.

Wed 3rd July

Wed 10th July

Wed 17th July

Wed 24th July

Wed 31st July

Wed 7th August

2 - 3pm

Fife Folk Museum

Children’s Activity Wednesdays, Summer 2019

For ages 5 years and up. Come along to the Activity Wednesday craft sessions. All materials provided. Please book your place in advance by contacting the museum, either by phone 01334 828180 or email info@fifefolkmuseum.org

Children must be accompanied by an adult with a maximum of 8 children per session.
Booking advisable. This session costs £5 per child and payment must be made on booking.

Mon 1st July

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

July Monday Evening Talk 2019

Tom Davison will be giving a talk about the history of Sutherland House Ceres.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the talk. Our talks are free but a donation of £3 towards the museum would be very much appreciated.

Mon 3rd June

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

June Monday Evening Talk 2019

Andrew Johnson, Convener of the St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum will be giving a talk in the form of a PowerPoint presentation covering the origins of the Mason's Marks from Medieval times to present day, what they look like and where they can be found etc. on a journey around Fife, with a deviation to Dunkeld and Dunfermline, focusing on the splendid medieval buildings and the men who ‘left their Mark’.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the talk. Our talks are free but a donation of £3 towards the museum would be very much appreciated.

Mon 6th May

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2019

Join us for the first of the Monday evening talks in the 2019 season on Monday 6th May at 7pm when Robert Scott will talk about “Scotland - a land of languages and culture”.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served following the talk. Our talks are free but a donation of £3 towards the museum would be very much appreciated.

Sat 4th May 2019

2 - 3.30

Fife Folk Museum

Victorian Card Making session

Learn how to make your own Victorian style greeting cards. For ages 12 and over. All materials provided. Please book your place in advance by contacting the museum, either by phone 01334 828180 or email info@fifefolkmuseum.org
This session costs £10 and payment must be made on booking.

Sat 20th April 2019

2 - 3.30

Fife Folk Museum

Children’s Wildlife Crafts

Planned activities and workshops this season are basket making, charcoal drawing, children’s craft sessions and a spoon carving workshop. More information about all of the exhibitions, workshops and activities coming soon.

The first session this season is a Children’s Wildlife Crafts activity where you can paint and decorate a frog house or a bird feeder to take home with you. There are only 8 places available so please book your slot in advance by contacting the museum, either by phone 01334 828180 or email info@fifefolkmuseum.org This session costs £5 - payment must be made on booking. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Past Events


 

Fife Folk Museum Pottery Workshops poster

Sat 6th Oct

10.30-12.30

1.30 - 4.30

Fife Folk Museum

Pottery demonstration and workshop

In the morning session, 10.30 - 12.30, George Young from St Andrews Pottery will be giving free demonstrations of throwing a pot.

In the afternoon sessions 1.30 - 4.30 ( 3 separate sessions) you can have a go on the wheel. There are only 15 places available for the afternoon slots so please book your slot in advance by contacting the museum, either by phone 01334 828180 or email info@fifefolkmuseum.org This session costs £5. If taking part please remember to wear appropriate clothing and maybe bring a pinny along with you to protect your clothing.... it might be quite messy!

Mon 1st Oct

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2018

The last in our series of Evening Talks for the 2018 season is on Monday 1st October at 7pm in the Weighhouse Tearoom at the museum visitor centre. Alex Lorimer’s talk is entitled "Farming Yesteryear & Life in the Farm Bothy". All welcome.

At the talk, there will be the opportunity to take part in a raffle for a bottle of whisky, to be drawn after the talk. Tickets for the raffle, which can be bought at the event, are £1 each.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served after the talk. Free entry but a donation of £2 towards the museum and the refreshments would be much appreciated.

Fife Folk Museum sampler

September

& October

Fife Folk Museum

“Lest we Forget – 100 years on” An exhibition of samplers and other WW1 memorabilia

The sampler shown here, from the Fife Folk Museum’s fine collection of samplers, was made for his mother by a soldier serving in the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry. It features a knight on horse-back, the ‘Thane of Fife’, with the dates of battles fought in the Boer War in South Africa, 1900-02, and, in the First World War, Gallipoli 1915, and Egypt 1916, and the inscription ‘From Jim to Mother’. Here at the Museum, we do not know who ‘Jim’ was, or his mother.

In 2017, with this exhibition in mind, the FFM Trust applied to AIM (Association of Independent Museums) for funding to have the then fragile sampler restored and framed. The bid was successful and the sampler has been beautifully restored by The Scottish Conservation Studio (Hopetoun House, West Lothian). 

Come and see the “Lest we forget – 100 years on” exhibition which features samplers created by soldiers in rehabilitation and other artefacts along with memorabilia from WW1 belonging to Dairsie lad William Henderson .

Saurdays

1st Sept

8th Sept

15th Sept

22nd Sept

29th Sept

10-12.30

Fife Folk Museum

Charcoal drawing course with Nichola Martin

This is a five week drawing course with Nichola Matin which will be held at the Hertitage Arts Hub in the museum. In the course students will explore the use and effect of charcoal, learning about composition, measuring, tonal values, tricks of the trade and much more.

Suitable for ages 16+, no experience necessary with all materials provided. Course cost £100. Contact Nichola directly at nicholamartin13@aol.com

Mon 3rd Sept

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2018

The next Evening Talk is on Monday 3rd September at 7pm at the Museum Visitor Centre. Christopher Trotter's talk is entitled "Kale; the Iconic Scottish Vegetable".  All welcome. Tea and biscuits will be served after the talk. Free entry but a donation of £2 towards the museum and the refreshments would be much appreciated.

At the talk there will be a raffle for a bottle of whisky; tickets £1 each, available on the evening of the talk only. The draw will be made the same evening. See you there!

Fife Folk Museum lacemaking session

Sat 18th August

11.30 - 3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Heritage Arts Hub

Lace making demonstration

Ceres Lace Group return to Fife Folk Museum this Saturday. Drop in any time between 11.30 - 3.30 to see them making traditional bobbin lace and chat to them about their work. This is a drop-in event, no need to book. Free of charge but  donations in support of Fife Folk Museum are always very welcome.

Fife Folk Museum spinning and weaving session poster

Sun 5th August

1.30 - 3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Heritage Arts Hub

Spinning and Weaving drop in session

Local weaver Julia Complin returns to Fife Folk Museum this Sunday afternoon with Jan Hendry for a fun come-and-try-it session of hand-spinning and weaving. They will explain the importance of textile trades and crafts through Fife's history, Jan will help you card and spin your own choice of coloured fleece into yarn and Julia will demonstrate weaving on her traditional table-loom and encourage you to try it yourself. This is a drop-in event suitable for all ages, no need to book. Free of charge but  donations in support of Fife Folk Museum are very welcome of course!

Mon 6th August

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2018

The next Evening Talk is on Monday 6th August at 7pm at the Museum Visitor Centre. Dr Paula Martin’s talk is entitled "The Milestones & Waymarkers of Fife".  All welcome. Tea and biscuits will be served after the talk. Free entry but a donation of £2 towards the museum and the refreshments would be much appreciated. 

Fife Folk Museum. Umbaleerie poster

Sun 29th July

1.30 - 3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Heritage Arts Hub

Bumbaleerie

Back by popular demand! An afternoon of fun for all ages. Try your hand at traditional playground and street games. Free drop-in session, no need to book. Have a go at Peevers, skipping, bools, whip and peerie and many more. Free entry but a donation towards the museum would be much appreciated. Suitable for all ages, no experience necessary. 

Sat 14th July

10am -12.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Heritage Arts Hub

Introduction to Charcoal Drawing

With award winning local artist Nichola Martin. For age 16 and over. No experience needed, all materials provided. Book your place at museum reception or by phone/email. Cost £5.

Mon 2nd July

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2018

Back to the usual venue at Fife Folk Museum visitor centre for next Evening Talk on Monday 2nd July at 7pm. Dr David Caldwell's talk is entitled "Fife Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland".  All welcome. Tea and biscuits will be served after the talk. Free entry but a donation of £2 towards the museum and the refreshments would be much appreciated. 

Sat 30th June

1.30 - 3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Heritage Arts Hub

Sewing Drop-in Session

Can you sew on a button? Learn how at our free drop-in session. Includes an introduction to our new heritage Rag Doll Kit, available in the Museum shop. All welcome, no need to book.

Sat 16th June

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Whisky Tasting Evening

Join us for a tasting of a selection of malt whiskies with Iain Robertson at 7pm on Saturday the 16th June at Fife Folk Museum’s visitor centre. Iain previously ran the connoisseurs tours at the Whisky Experience in Edinburgh and is now a distiller at the new Raasay distillery on the Isle of Raasay. In 2020 the Raasay distillery will release the first Isle of Raasay Single Malt Scotch Whisky in history.

As well as the whisky tasting, there will be a raffle and a silent auction featuring a list of some very interesting whiskies to help raise funds for the museum. The event costs £15 per person and tickets should be booked by either phoning the museum on 01334 828180 or emailing info@fifefolkmuseum.org

Saddlery poster

Sat 2nd June

1.30-3.30

Fife Folk Museum

Demonstration of traditional saddlery skills

Come along and see Jen Roy, a master saddler and harness maker at work. Jen will be demonstrating traditional saddlery skills. This is a free drop-in event but a donation towards the museum would be much appreciated. 

Mon 4th June

7pm

Ceres Memorial Hall

Museum Evening Talks 2018

A change of venue for the next Evening Talk on Monday 4th June at 7pm at Ceres Memorial Hall. Professor Ian Bradley will give a talk entitled “Murder Along the Pilgrim Way”.

Professor Ian Bradley will describe the background to perhaps the most notorious event to happen on the old pilgrimage route to St Andrews - the murder of Archbishop Sharp at Magus Muir on 3 February 1679. Although the new Fife Pilgrim Way route runs just a mile or so south of the scene of the crime, the story behind it involves several key places along it, notably Kennoway, Struthers Castle and Ceres. This talk will focus on the Covenanters, the troubled religious history of Scotland in the seventeenth century and Sharp's career and the reasons for his unpopularity.

Educated at the Universities of Oxford (BA, MA, DPhil) and St Andrews (BD), Ian Bradley is Emeritus Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of more than 40 books on a variety of historical, theological, political and musical subjects and is a regular broadcaster and contributor to national newspapers.

Note that this talk is being given in partnership with the Fife Pilgrim Way. All welcome. Tea and biscuits will be served after the talk. Free entry but a donation of £2 towards the museum and the refreshments would be much appreciated. 

Tues 17th April

Tues 1st May

Tues 15th May

1.30-3.30

Sat 5th May

11-3

Fife Folk Museum

Pop Art Events

The Heritage Arts Hub programme will kick off with two Pop Art themed events.

There is an Introduction to Collage workshop on Saturday 5th May (very 60s - think Beatles album covers, Peter Blake) which costs £10 with all materials supplied. No cutting/glueing experience needed!

There is also a series of three informal Art Appreciation Afternoons in April and May at £5 per session, looking more closely at some of the iconic images of the 1960s. Both events can be booked by contacting the museum reception on 01334 828180 or email info@fifefolkmuseum.org

The first talk on Tuesday 17th April will be an overview of  Pop Art as practised by British  artists, including Eduardo Paulozzi, Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton amongst others. While in America we shall look at the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns.

On 1st May we'll be looking at the history of collage with Pat, focussing especially on the 1960s pop artists which will prepare you for the collage workshop on 5th May

Pat's talk on Tuesday 15th May will be about the Scottish connection to the pop art movement, Eduardo Paolozzi. We'll be talking about his life and his work.

Mon 7th May

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2018

Our Monday Evening Talks continue on Monday 7th May at 7pm when Dr Marie Robinson will talk about the Greigson Farm Diary. Everyone is welcome to come along to our talks. Tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Admission is free but donations of £2 towards the upkeep of the Museum are much appreciated.

Mon 2nd April

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2018

Our celebrated Monday Evening Talk programme restarts on Monday 2nd April at 7pm with a talk about the "Old Coaching Roads of Fife" by Robert Scott.

All welcome to come along and hear about this interesting topic. Tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Admission is free but donations of £2 towards the upkeep of the Museum are much appreciated.

More news about the Heritage Arts Hub programme with events such as Pop Art sessions, sewing, weaving, traditional games, saddlery, wash-day and whisky-tasting events coming soon!

Sat 3rd Feb

Sat 24th March

11am - 3pm

Fife Folk Museum

 

Winter Workshops

Come along to our fun and friendly Winter Workshops; Water Colour Mixing on Saturday 3rd February and Winter Basket Making on Saturday 3rd March.

  • Cancelled due to snow - now Saturday 24th March. 

Both workshops run from 11am - 3pm and no experience is required. All materials will be provided. The cost is £10 per person per workshop. Bring a packed lunch and we’ll provide teas and coffees. Places are limited so please book your place by emailing;  jahendry@sky.com

25th November

1.30 - 3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Traditional and Seasonal Decorations Workshop

We'll be using willow and birch twigs to make small decorations suitable for the tree or hanging round the house and garden. Materials and equipment provided. Suitable for age 14+. Bring along your own materials if you like - red, gold, green and tartan ribbon are especially suitable. Cost £10 No experience neccessary

25th - 29th October

10.30 - 4pm

Fife Folk Museum

Quilts and Covers

A rare opportunity to see some of Fife Folk Museum’s unique collection of quilts and covers. Fife Folk Museum has a nationally significant collection of quilts and covers (not every cover is a quilt, it depends on how it is stitched). These precious textiles can't be displayed for long periods of time as they would be damaged by light.. Next week we'll be displaying a selection in the Annexe, just for five days. Make the most of this rare opportunity to see their beautiful designs and the stitching skills of their makers

4th - 29th October

10.30-4pm

Wed-Sunday

Fife Folk Museum

Robert Home Exhibition

Our 2017 series of exhibitions in the Seymour Room concludes with a tribute to local artist, Robert Home. Robert lived in Ceres from 1918 until his death in 1938. President of the Scottish Society of Artists, he was a skilled portraitist and also produced many paintings of local scenes. Robert Home lived in Burnside Cottage with fellow artist, Eveline Jolly. Many of the pictures, photos and anecdotes featured in this display have been loaned by family members of Margaret Lessels Robertson, a close friend of the couple.

Robert Home, Life, Work and Friendship is on in the Seymour Room, Fife Folk Museum from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 29th October. Open Wednesday to Sunday each week from 10.30 to 4pm.

11th October

POSTPONED

Now 18th October

10.30-3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Spinny Weavy drop-in session – now happening on 18th October

A drop-in session where you can watch how wool is spun and try your hand at spinning some wool with a drop spindle. You can make a bracelet with your spun wool or incorporate it into in a small woven panel both of which you can take away with you.There will also be a demonstration of weaving on a small table loom. 

11th Oct : Due to illness this session has been postponed until 18th October- come along and join us then! 

14th October

1.30-3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Introduction to landscape Watercolour painting

To connect with our exhibition of work by early 20th Century artsts inspired by Ceres and its surroundings, our workshop on Saturday 14th October is an introduction to landscape watercolour painting.
No experience needed.
Some materials supplied, bring your own if you have them. Costs £5, book and pay at Museum reception.

Hairpin lace
Hair pin lace example

4th, 18th & 25th October

1.30-3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Hair Pin Lace, 3 week course – update 9th October – SORRY – CLASSES CANCELLED

Interested in learning a new craft skill? A new three week course by Sandra Farrer is taking place at the museum in October. The course costs £40 which will cover the cost of a loom, a crochet hook and patterns for you to keep. Practice yarn, tutorials and choice of projects to make will also be offered. Places are limited and must be booked. To book please contact Sandra on 01337 868754. 

Unfortunately, due to lack of numbers, this class has been cancelled. 

2nd October

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2017

October’s talk in Fife Folk Museum’s Summer Evening Talks Programme, the last in the season, features Professor Robert Crawford. His talk is entitled “Tentsmuir in History” to be held in the Museum Visitor Centre on Monday 2nd October at 7pm. All welcome to come along and hear about this interesting topic. Tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Admission is free but donations to the Museum are much appreciated.

16th August

- 1st October

26th August

Workshop

Fife Folk Museum

Exhibition of traditional and Contemporary rag rugs & Workshop

Come and see the exhibition and try your hand at rag rug making at the rag rug workshop on Saturday 26th August 1.30-3.30pm. No experience required, all materials and equipment provided and do bring any scrap fabric you want to use.
£5 per person. Booking required. 

23rd September

10.30-3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Basket Workshop

Come along and take part in this fascinating basket making workshop with Jan Hendry. Using sustainably harvested natural materials from Fife you will find out how to transform these into beautiful little baskets. All materials and equipment provided. Suitable for ages 16+, no experience needed
£10 per person. Booking required. Pay at museum reception to reserve your place. 

Sun 3rd September

Fife Folk Museum

Doors Open Day

Fife Folk Museum is delighted to be participating in East Fife's Doors Open Day on Sunday 3rd September, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

We aim to welcome regular and new visitors, of all ages, with guided tours around the museum, heritage trails, traditional games and children's activities in our Heritage Arts Hub.

Lots of fun for all the family and free entry for all. We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!