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.

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 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.

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.

Sun 5th August

1.30 - 3.30pm

Fife Folk Museum

Heritage Arts Hub

 

Spinning and Weaving Taster Session

A session with Julia Comlin and Jan Hendry. Find out how important these trades were in Fife, try out a table-top loom and spin yourself a wristband to take home. Free event, no need to book. Suitable for all ages.

Past Events


 

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

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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!

evening talks 2017

4th September

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2017

September’s talk in Fife Folk Museum’s Summer Evening Talks Programme features Griselda Hill. Her talk is entitled “Wemyss Ware: a Living Tradition” to be held in the Museum Visitor Centre on Monday 4th September at 7pm. All welcome to come along and hear about this wonderful, historic and very local enterprise. Tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Admission is free but donations to the Museum are much appreciated.

Still life drawing
Still life objects

Sun 16th July

Wed 2nd August

Sat 19th August

 

1.30 - 3.30pm

 

Heritage Arts Hub

FFM Annexe

Fife Still Life – drawing workshops

This summer Fife Folk Museum is offering Fife Still Life, a 'get closer to the collection' series of artist-led drawing workshops in the new Heritage Arts Hub.

 

We have gathered together an interesting selection of objects to draw (some of them shown here), a feast for the eyes, chosen for their shape, colour and mystery!

 

No experience is needed to take part, each workshop will include easy warm-up drawing exercises and all materials and equipment will be provided.

 

There are eight places on each workshop. The cost is £5.00 per workshop, pay in advance at the Museum reception to reserve a place. You can book on one, two or all three workshops.

Suitable for age 16+ or 14+ if accompanied by an adult.

evening talks 2017

7th August

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2017

The next talk in Fife Folk Museum’s Summer Evening series is on Monday 7th August 2017 at 7pm in the Museum Visitor Centre. Mike Arrowsmith, chairman of the "Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society" will talk about the history and archaeology of the caves. Tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Admission is free but donations to the Museum are much appreciated.

Ceres Lace group

5th Aug 2017

10.30am- 3.30pm

Heritage Arts Hub

FFM Annexe

Ceres Lace Group

Watch the Lace makers at work and have a go yourself

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29th July 2017

1-3pm

Fife Folk Museum

Bumbaleerie

Join us at Fife Folk Museum for more BUMBALEERIE fun! Traditional street and playground games for all the family (young, not-so-old, old and positively ancient), with skipping, peevers, whips and peeries, bools, double baillie, paldies, pooh sticks and so much more!

This is a drop-in event, with the fun starting at 1pm and finishing at 3pm. Entry is free, but all donations are warmly welcome.

evening talks 2017

5th June

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2017

The next talk in the Fife Folk Museum’s Summer Evening series is on Monday 5th June 2017 at 7pm in the Museum Visitor Centre. Helen McKenzie Smith’s talk is entitled “Lindores Abbey: Past, Present and Future”. Helen and her husband Drew, whose family have owned Lindores Abbey since 1913, have embarked on a project to bring distillation back to the Abbey in recognition of the monks’ expertise in these areas during the 14th and 15th centuries and the unique reference to distillation of Aqua Vitae in the Exchequer Roll of 1494. In the 21st century local produce and materials are still available. Besides their basic ambition, Drew and Helen hope the revived distillery will also benefit Newburgh and encourage tourists to visit an attractive town not nearly well enough known. Put the date in your diary and come along to hear about this interesting project. Tea and coffee will be available after the talk. Admission is free but donations to the Museum are much appreciated.

Crochet example
Crochet flower

19th July

 

1.30-3.30pm

 

Heritage Arts Hub 

FFM Annexe

Crochet Demonstration

Sandra Farrer will be demonstrating her crochet work in the Museum on 19th July from 1.30-3.30pm (Sandra is the mother of one of the Museum's youngest volunteers). The Museum has some beautiful pieces of crochet lace work in its collection, we will have some of these out on display with Sandra's lovely contemporary work.

Local History Poster

20th June

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Local History Evening

Interested in the history of Ceres and sounding areas? Join us in the Weigh House Tearoom on Tuesday 20th June at 7pm for our regular local history group meeting. We'll be following up on material, records and social anecdotes gathered so far, sharpen our wits on a short quiz, and review some options for an ongoing local history project.

Bumbaleerie poster

20th May 2017

11am-3pm

Fife Folk Museum

Bumbaleerie

Join us at Fife Folk Museum for BUMBALEERIE, traditional street and playground games for all the family (young, not-so-old, old and positively ancient), with skipping, peevers, whips and peeries, bools, double baillie, paldies, pooh sticks and so much more!

This is a drop-in event, with the fun starting at 11am and finishing at 3pm. Entry is free, but all donations are warmly welcome.

BUMBALEERIE is part of Scotland’s Festival of Museums.

evening talks 2017

1st May

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2017

Fife Folk Museum’s programme of Summer Evening Talks starts again on Monday 1st May at 7pm in the Museum Visitor Centre. Bob Scott will tell us about Struthers Castle, its interesting history and the Keith/Lindsay Families who owned it for many years as well as many other well-kent characters who spent time there. Bob will also tell us of a possible project to preserve what remains of the Castle, assisted by Hugh Stewart, who currently lives at Struthers. Don’t miss this fascinating insight into our local story. Admission is free but a donation will be greatly appreciated, and tea or coffee is served after the talk.

Local history night April 2017

Tuesday 25th April

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Ceres Local History Evening

Do you have local knowledge, records, maps or photographs of shops, buildings and businesses in old Ceres? Join us to examine Ceres' past, share stories and map the trade and architectural history of our beautiful village. All welcome! 

Bring yourselves, £1 towards refreshments, photos maps and curiosities. 

Rag rug event

Friday 14th April

1.30-3.30pm

Annexe / Heritage Arts hub

Fife Folk Museum

Free rag rug session

Free short taster session of rag rug making. See some of the beautiful old rag rugs in the museum collection and learn how to upcycle old clothes into lovely rugs, a tradition in Fife communities since the 19th Century. Families welcome, no experience necessary. All materials provided

evening talks 2017

1st May

5th June

3rd July

7th August

4th September

2nd October

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Museum Evening Talks 2017

Come along to our series of free talks at the museum on the first Monday of each month at 7pm. Find out about;

1st May: Struthers Castle - Robert Scott

5th June:  Lindores Abbey and Distillery - Drew McKenzie Smith

3rd July: The Jacobites - Bruce Lenman

7th August: Wemyss Cave - Mike Arrowsmith

4th September: Wemyss Ware - Griselda Hill

2nd October: Tentsmuir in History - Robert Crawford

 

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Friday 7th October

Friday 2nd December

Friday 3rd February

Friday 31st March 2017

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Hostess Whist Drives, 2016 – 2017

Tickets £4 (Hostess Free) 

Playing for the Museum Silver Salver

To book your place contact Ewen Allan at the museum on 01334 828180 or email

info@fifefolkmuseum.org

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 Friday 14 October 2016
- midday Saturday 29 October
All day Saturday 29 October
in the Weigh House Tearoom

Silent Auction

Sold to the highest bidder!
Online bidding available now at  www.32auctions.com/fifefolkmuseum2016 and will finish at midday on Saturday 29th October 2016
All items are on view in the Weigh House Tearoom at the Museum from 14 October onwards. 
Live bidding all day Saturday 29 October 2016 in the Weigh House Tearoom finishing
at 8.00pm - on the dot. 
7.00pm Join in all the fun of the Auction at the Museum with live bidding followed by a Complementary Stovie Supper - make sure you pick up your Free ticket at Museum Reception! 

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Tuesday 11th October 2016

7pm

Fife Folk Museum

Ceres Local History Night

Do you have a story, local knowledge, an object or photograph of old Ceres to share? Join us for an informal discussion on the families, buildings, landscape, trades and traditions that have shaped our beautiful village.

All welcome!
Bring yourselves, £1 towards refreshments, photographs, small objects and curiosities.

Lecture

Mon 3rd October 2016

7.00pm 

Visitor Centre

Vikings in Fife

by Dr Barbara Crawford

This event is free, but a small donation to the Museum would be much appreciated