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

Past Events


 

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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