Donation from Fife Family History Society, June 2017
Fife Family History Society very kindly donated a £500 cheque to Fife Folk Museum Trust, on Tuesday 13 June on the occasion of their AGM. Margaret McSeveney thanked the Society very much for their very kind and generous gift, saying this is most welcome and will help with future planned projects. She asked those present to tap into the website to see when a variety of workshops will be happening e.g. crochet, rag rug making and drawing to name but a few. Two other Trustees from the Museum also attended the presentation, Fiona Ewen and David Marten.
Bumbaleerie, 20th May 2017
Our Bumbaleerie event was a great success with fun and laughter for all ages. It was raining on the day, but did that stop us? Not at all... we just played indoors instead! We had all ages joining in; babies, children, parents and grandparents.
In fact, it was so much fun that we're thinking of having another Bumbaleerie day soon - keep a look out for the date and put in in your diary - not to be missed!
All change at Fife Folk Museum
The big news at Fife Folk Museum this year is admission to our unique collection will be free to visitors. With exciting new exhibits, revised opening times and the ever-popular Weighhouse Tearoom there’s never been a better time to plan your visit.
To open our 2017 season we have a photography exhibition by Caroline Trotter entitled “Things We Love”. Showcasing a fascinating insight into the life of Fife’s social, domestic and working lives, our volunteers are featured with their favourite objects.
With these exciting changes and other plans for the season ahead we are making our unique collection even more accessible and engaging to explore.
Museum opening hours are changing also. From 1st April to 31st October 2017, the Museum will be open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 3.45pm). If required, we can arrange to open for specific visitors on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Fife Folk Museum depends solely on volunteers and donations, so we encourage more people to volunteer and take part in Museum activities and events.
We look forward to seeing you in Ceres soon.
For more information call 01334 828180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage arts hub- new activities and events coming soon
Keep an eye out for FFM's HERITAGE ARTS HUB, our exciting new programme of activities, workshops and events for young, not so young and all the family. More news on these as we draw closer to re-opening on April 1st. Meanwhile our thanks to The Robertson Trust and Young Start for supporting this new adventure.
Time on your hands? Looking for a new interest or to pursue an existing one? Fife Folk Museum are looking for volunteers to greet visitors, help with retail and programming, act as guides for our collection and help to maintain our historic buildings.
To find out more have a look at the Volunteering section or contact Margaret McSeveney on 01334 828180, or email email@example.com.
Free Entry for 2017 season!
We're delighted to announce that Fife Folk Museum will have FREE ENTRY for all visitors throughout our 2017 season, which starts on Saturday 1st April. The Museum will be open from Wednesday to Sunday each week, from 10.30am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
Group visits on Mondays and Tuesdays from April to October can also be arranged.
We look forward to welcoming you, your family, friends and fellow enthusiasts in April!
Hostess Whist Drive, Friday 3rd February 2017, 7pm, Fife Folk Museum
Tickets £4 (Hostess Free)
Playing for the Museum Silver Salver
To book your place contact Ewen Allan on 01334 828 425
Winter Closing, reopening Spring 2017
The museum is now closed for the winter; 1st November - 31st March. Reopening 1st April 2017 with new exhibitions. Look forward to seeing you then!
Stovie Supper - all welcome!
Join us for a complementary Stovie Supper to round off the bidding on the fundraising auction at www.32auctions.com/fifefolkmuseum2016 .
7.00pm, Saturday 29 October 2016 - Come and join in all the fun of the Auction at the Museum with live bidding!
Pick up your free ticket for the Stovie Supper at Museum Reception! All welcome!
Fife Folk Museum is looking for new Trustees
Building a future, treasuring the past...
We are a small and engaging Museum, run by an active team of volunteers, and with a wide-ranging collection of over 10,000 objects. Currently working to develop, update and ensure that our organisation has a bright, active and resilient future, we are now seeking new Trustees with financial, curatorial, management, marketing and/or IT skills.
Enthusiasm, good communication skills and experience of working in the voluntary sector especially welcome!
For further information or an application form, email Margaret McSeveney,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is 30th September 2016.
Wednesday 6th July 2016
THE WOOLLY TREE GANG INVADE THE MUSEUM
The Seymour Room at Fife Folk Museum has been invaded by a new exhibition of beautiful, inspiring, and unique works of art, each with a special message. They are made by a “gang” of talented and enthusiastic individuals - The Woolly Tree Gang
The Gang came into being in 2012 when Tess Darwin created the Woolly Tree, a unique fibre-art project for the Centre for Stewardship, Falkland. She put out a call for volunteers to work together to knit and crochet pieces to cover a tree on the Big Tent festival site at Falkland Estate.
The Gang stayed together and started a new project with design inspiration from Tess and co-ordination from local artist Jan Hendry. Over eleven months the Gang created a beautiful multi-technique textile piece, the Living Lomonds Quilt.
In the years since their formation, The Gang have continued to contribute their time, skills and a lot of wool and fabric to community projects, often involving many other people on the way.
This special exhibition collects together work made by the Woolly Tree Gang in response to the heritage crafts they saw in Fife Folk Museum in 2014, as well as other personal work made over the years.
Find more information about the Gang and photos of their projects by clicking here.
Monday 4th July 2016
NEW ACTIVITIES FOR OUR YOUNGER VISITORS
Why not give the young people in your life, the chance to experience a Victorian Schoolroom.
New activities include paper weaving, guess the object in our new "feely boxes" or even dress up like Victorian children.
An ideal way to keep children occupied during the school holidays, and remember
CHILDREN GO FREE!
(Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Sunday 3rd July 2016
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
A new book featuring two quilts from the Fife Folk Museum collection has just been published by well known textile expert and author Janet Rae. Her latest work, "Warm Covers– a Scottish Textile Story" is an exquisite, lavishly illustrated study of our lasting heritage. Weaving together the personal stories of quilt-makers with the industrial, social and artistic history found in quilts. "Warm Covers" is a treat for quilters and the curious alike.
Many know Janet from her visits to the Museum, but there will be an opportunity to meet her on Thursday 21st July at Topping and Company Booksellers, St Andrews when she will introduce and discuss her book and lead us on a journey through the rich textiles history of Scotland,