FiFe Folk Museum News

Visitors in costume

Exhibition of toys and games

For July and August we have an exhibition in the Seymour Room of much-loved toys and games from the museum collection. 

More dressing-up choices

This year our dressing-up box has been added to and as you can see, some of our visitors have been making very good use of the new costume options! We’ve a large range of sizes and styles for both children and adults to try on and transport themselves back into the past. The members of FifeDFAS (Fife Decorative & Fine Arts Society) Needlework Group made us some lovely clothes including shawls, pinnies, hats and cardigans. There is something for just about everyone!  

Many thanks to our vistors for allowing us to use their photograph.

Fife Folk Museum presentation of Wemyssware cat

Fife Folk Museum Opening event 2018

Over seventy invited guests attended the offical opening night of the 2018 season at Fife Folk Museum including Willie Rennie, Stephen Gethins, Tony Miklinski  and Griselda Hill from Wemyss Pottery.  There  were also representatives from Museums Galleries Scotland, St.Andrews University and the Communications Museum in Burntisland.

The chairperson Margaret McSeveney welcomed everyone to the event and talked about the various events and exhibitions for this season. The visitor numbers to the museum were much improved last year, but unfortunately the donations income didn't match the income from the charged entry the previous year and was short of £500.  The museum will continue with free entry for this season and it is hoped that the visitor donations will be sufficient to keep the museum open. The number of Volunteers and Trustees has fallen this year and it is very much hoped that these positions can be filled to ensure the ongoing success of the museum. 

Griselda Hill and Wynne Harley presented a gift of 'Goldie' a Wemyss Cat for our 50th anniversary celebrations. There are fifty daffodils painted on the cat. Goldie will be displayed in the cabinet in the Tearoom. 

 Fife Folk Museum opening 2018

FiFe Folk Museum 100 Club

New for 2018!  Would you like the chance to win some money?  Then join our 100 CLUB. The 100 CLUB raises valuable funds to help run the museum.  Entry costs are just £2 per month although you can have more than one entry if you wish and this will give you a chance to win in each one of our monthly draws. Draws take place in the Museum between the Volunteer meeting and the Trust meeting, alternatively.  Half of the money raised from the 100 CLUB will support the museum, the other half is given out as a First, Second and Third prizes.

Prize-winners will be notified by email and payment will be made directly to your bank account.  Membership can be taken out at any time of the year. Download the pdf file to find out more.

Opening for the 2018 season soon!

Fife Folk Museum opens for its 50th anniversary season on Sunday 1st April, with new exhibitions; The Swinging 60s, Working Horses of Fife, and Boneshakers to Butterchurns - a celebration of the museum's very first artefacts.

There's also our 1850’s cottage room, heritage trails and activities for adults and children, and the option to imprison yourself, friends or family in the cell of our historic Weigh House.

Fife Folk Museum is open from April to October, Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 3.45pm). Entry is free, but a donation to help maintain the museum is much appreciated. We hope to see you soon!

For news from previous seasons, go to the News Archive