Fife Folk Museum is a free and welcoming museum that tells the story of the social, domestic and working lives of the people of Fife. It is family friendly with an excellent Coffee Shop. The museum is housed in a group of listed buildings including a 17th century Tol House in the centre of the attractive village of Ceres just 15 minutes drive from St Andrews. The core buildings include the original tollbooth of the burgh, and a row of weavers’ cottages. At the front of the Museum, beside the Ceres Burn, is a terraced garden with a footbridge to and from the car park. Limited wheelchair access. Group visits can be catered for.
This year the museum is playing host to a display charting the journey of Fife Fire Brigade to becoming part of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
The exhibition opened on Saturday, 1 April from 10.30am and will run until 29th October is, in part, a tribute to all of those who serve and have served to assist others in need.
Children and adults will particularly enjoy the exhibition, as there is a big ‘dressing up’ area and a children’s trail that involves them spotting small fire engines dotted about the building, if successful they are awarded a special badge.
‘A Sense of Place’ Visitors to the Museum will also have the opportunity to view a splendid exhibition of artwork by local artist Alan Watson (1957 – 2019) which will be displayed in the Seymour room. The work is both striking and colourful and the Trustees are grateful to Alan’s widow Pat and son Donald for their assistance in putting together this excellent display of his work.
The museum is open from April 1st to October 31st.
Museum Opening Hours Wednesday - Sunday 10.30 - 16.00 (last entry 3.15)
This new venture is in the capable hands of local entrepreneur Logan Robertson. Visitors old and new can look forward to great coffee and cake plus light lunches Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 am last orders for lunch 3.00 pm then back to coffee and cake, so do come along we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. The Coffee Shop remains dog friendly so we hope to see the return of our regular four legged friends.
You can call direct on 01334 828806 to make enquires or to reserve a table.