Thursday18th July 2024

Many thanks to Bill McSeveney for delivering another wonderful printing workshop and thanks to the children who came along. Here is what they produced

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Thursday 11th July 2024

Crafternoon sessions during the summers break : 11th July, 1st August, and 8th August. All free and drop in. No need to book!
Donations towards the maintenance and upkeep of the museum would be greatly appreciated

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Sunday 7th July 2024

Spoon Carving Workshops run by Colin Harper.

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Thusday 4th July 2024

Keen weavers at this week’s summer workshop

And this is what they produced on the loom. Well done all.

Monday 1st July 2024

Monday evenings monthly talk was “Competitive Ploughing” by Willie Grieve.

The talk was well attended and Willie told us of the organisation process for his last competitive trip to Latvia in 2023

Willie has been ploughing since an early age, having been introduced to competitive ploughing by his father and grandfather.

He has won many trophies and medals over the years but was delighted to become Scottish champion in 2022 thereby qualifying to represent Scotland at the world ploughing match in Latvia in 2023.

He was also reserve champion at the Scottish Championships on 2023.

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Monday 3rd June 2024

Sean Kingsley, who runs Butter Wynd Pottery located in Tayport, was the guest speaker at the Fife Folk Museum evening talk last night.

Sean delivered a very interesting and enjoyable talk about the process of producing pots inspired by traditional designs, using local materials.

The next evening talk will be held on 1st July when William Grieve will be presenting a talk titled Competitive Ploughing.

Sunday 2nd June 2024

The participants of todays Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop run by Colin Harper.

The next workshop will be on Sunday

7th July.

To book your place please email

Monday 6th May 2024

The May evening Talk was held this week on Monday 6th May at Fife Folk Museum.

We welcomed local crime writer Marion Todd, who presented an interesting and enjoyable talk titled “Killing People for a Living”. Marion talked about how she started out as a crime writer and secured her first publishing deal.

Evening Talks are held in the Visitor Centre at the Fife Fife Folk Museum on the first Monday of each month at 7pm.

Bookings must be made in advance at:-

Sunday 5th May 2024

Participants at the Spoon Carving Workshop last Sunday, run by Colin Harper at fife folk museum. Our next Spoon Carving Workshop will be on Sunday 2nd of June. See poster for details. Email to book your place.

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Wednesday 10th April 2024

Thanks to all the families who came along to our Spring Activities Day in the Museum.

Monday 8th April 2024

Monday Evening Talks

Bob Scott – “The Hope Family – Craighall Castle, Ceres and its Lairds.”

The first Evening Talk of the season was held last night, (April 8th) at the Fife Folk Museum.
We welcomed local resident, Bob Scott who presented an interesting talk about The Hope Family – Craighall Castle, Ceres and its Lairds.

Bob Scott arrived in Fife in 1986 to take on the role of Managing Director of Central
Farmers Ltd., with branches throughout Central Scotland, including
Sutherland & Watt Ltd, Pitscottie and Gray & Harrower Ltd. Alloa.
Bob retired from this position in 1999, and has lived in Ceres since around
1989 and has been involved in various local organisations, including Fife Folk
Museum Ceres, North Fife Preservation Society and Ceres Community

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Sunday 7th April 2024

Photos from the first spoon carving workshop of the 2024 season, run by the wonderful Colin Harper. The next workshop will be on Sunday 4th May. Email to book a place.

Thanks to Colin and Margaret for the photos

Thursday 15th February 2024

Great turn out for our First event of 2024, a drop in Children’s Lunar New Year craft workshop, last Thursday, 15th February. Thanks to all who came along and participated and enjoyed the day.

Special thanks to Fiona Oxley for her comments below, and for her providing photos:

“”We had such a lovely afternoon with you at the Fife Folk Museum celebrating Chinese New Year. My boys enjoyed the crafts, relaxed atmosphere and the very engaging storytelling. I even managed some quiet time with a cuppa midway through! Thank you”

Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th October

Many thanks to the families from near and far who came along to the museum to help us celebrate the Tattie Holidays with crafts, science and stories. Thanks also to Tesco for their Blue Token funding and to Kevin from Branston Ltd Abernethy for the donations of tatties and other goodies and to Logan in the cafe for making all that tattie soup.

Monday 2nd October

Our last talk of the season ended with a special treat in the form of samples of Jannettas  delicious ice cream and sorbet courtesy of our speaker Owen Hazel  proprietor of the well known Gelateria in St Andrews 

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Sunday 1st October

Today we held the final Spoon Carving Workshop for this year. On each occasion the session was lead by woodsman Colin Harper from Comrie Croft. Colin’s skill and easy going manner made him a hit with those taking part indeed several participants have returned more than once for a further session. Thanks to Colin we plan to hold further workshops next year on the first Sunday of each month.

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Saturday 16th September

Heritage and Fife Family History Fair

Our Volunteers from Fife Folk Museum attending at Heritage and Fife Family History Fair/Cupar’s Big Weekend earier today at Cupar corn exchange. Great day and an excellent turnout. Thanks to all who came along.

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Monday 4th september

Monthly monday evening talk

Bruce Keith “are we nearly there yet”

Bruce Keith’s second book, “Are we nearly there yet?”, celebrates Scotland’s milestones. As well as the traditional distance markers along our highways, he reflects on the country’s early measurement systems and maps and the travellers of the 18th and 19th century whose journals laid the foundation of the modern tourist industry.

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Sunday 3rd September

Wooden spoon carving with Colin Harper

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Childrens workshop Aug 11th

Our final childrens workshop of the holidays. We dress up as victorians, listened to stories round the fire, played with some victorian toys and made a cup and ball game to take home. All made possible by the Tesco blue token scheme. Many thanks to all the families who came each week and took part.

Monthly Monday Talks

7th AUGUST 2023

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Sunday 6th August

Spoon carving workshop

Our spoon carving workshop with Colin Harper

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29th July Cupar Fire Service personel

Some photos from yesterdays visit from Cupar Fire Service personel

July 14th Children’s workshop

Another enjoyable children’s workshop in the museum this morning. The young people were helping the environment and nature by creating birdboxes and bee feeders to place out and about.

Monthly Monday Talks


This months Monthly talk was 'The St Andrews Mens Shed; the first 7 years’ by Henry Paul

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Monthly Monday Talks


“Flour, water salt “

By Kat Riach

With so many of the foods we consume these days containing a multitude of unpronounceable ingredients, there is something pleasing and simple about being able to produce a staple food with just three ingredients. During this talk, we will look a bit into the magic that happens when flour, water and salt are mixed together, and how the process of producing sourdough has changed over the years.’

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Monthly Monday Talks


“The Past Present and Future of Falkland Estate by Ninnian Stewart

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Monthly Monday Talk


The first of our monthly talks of the season was “the history of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service” by Dave Farries who gave a talk about the history of fire and rescue services , from Roman times to modern day Scotland. Very interesting and very entertaining!

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Sunday 02/04/2023

Our first wooden spoon carving workshop for 2023 in the hands of Colin Harper was a great success and enjoyed by those who took part.

Pictured are four of the six spoon carvers proudly showing off their creation.

Bookings for our May workshop can be made by calling the museum on 01334 828180 or email

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