You’ll find some excellent Art Galleries and Museums throughout the Kingdom of Fife. If you have a look at the Things to DO in Fife page as well as the Places to see – you’ll see that the kingdom has something
You many have been one of those people who only thought of ‘golf’
when you thought of Fife, but as I have mentioned elsewhere, the Kingdom of Fife
is a treasure chest of things to see and do, from the Historic Buildings such as Falkland Palace and St Andrews Castle and Cathedral, to the amazing array of sports, especially Golf at St Andrews; or if you like cycling, check out the cycle routes. There are some wonderful Visitor Attractions as well as colourful Parks and Gardens, and glorious award-winning Fife Beaches as well as all sorts of entertainment and of course
Art Galleries and Museums. I hope you will understand that I am only able
here to give you a brief overview of the Art Galleries and Museums in each place. I could write reams on
each one, but I hope it will stir you to stop by and visit some of them.
Some I enjoyed more than others, but if you have already visited any of these Art Galleries and Museums - do let me have
your experiences so that I can share them with those who visit this site.
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
- I spend a wonderful few hours here, learning about
childhood in that wee cottage to him becoming so very famous for his
contribution to the Steel Industry as well as being a great
philanthropist. You can see where he was born, the fabulous weaving loom
which was the type his father would have used at the time. Out of all the Art Galleries and Museums in Fife, I think this is my favourite. Guides can be
available on request. For information on opening hours call +44(0)1383
721 862. (Admission is Free).
Pittencrieff House Museum, -
Andrew Carnegie gave Pittencrieff Park back to the town in 1903, and Robert
Lorimer transformed the beautiful 17th century house into a museum.
It's completely different to the Carnegie Birthplace Museum. This one
tells of dinosaurs and fossils, as well as the history of the Park itself.
For information on opening hours call +44(0)1383 550 000. (Admission
Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
can be found just outside the town. There is a large collection of
historic buses dating from 1920 right through to the 80s. There is an
Exhibition Hall with beautifully restored buses, and workshops housing
projects currently being restored. There is also a steam train (which
I think is fabulous). You'll find a souvenir shop and cafe too.
For information on opening hours and Admission Charges, call +44(0)1383 632
Aberdour - The Shoreline Studio is a nice little studio which displays original paintings, prints, some stained glass, ceramics, beautiful
homemade cards as well as jewellery. They also frame pictures. For
further information contact +44(0) 1383 860 705
-There are a couple of interesting Museums here:
Edwardian Fair Museum - If
you like Fairgrounds, you will find this reproduction Edwardian Fairground
very exciting. You can also learn more about the seaside town of
Burntisland. For information on opening hours contact +44(0)1592 412
Museum of Communication. -
This is a fabulous place to visit. The exhibition brings together all
sorts of communication such as radio, television, old fashioned records
right through to CD, DVD and MP3 Player, computers and internet. You
can listen to the Big Band Music of the '40s and 50's to the delights of the
computer and broadband today. Lots of hands-on stuff, and a great time for
all the family. For further information contact +44(0)1592 874 836.
- (The town where Prime Minister Gordon Brown was raised) has its own Art Galleries and Museums
There is a great display of 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings as
well as a local history exhibition. They have displayed the work of
local Artist Jack Vettriano, and still have one of his pieces on display.
There is a cafe and a shop and a gallery which displays
some of the Wemyss Ware Products. Admission is free but for
further information on opening times, call +44(0)1592 412 860.
Art Galleries and Museums
Methil - (birthplace of the
artist Jack Vetrriano) has its own Heritage Centre which has displays and
exhibitions about Levenmouth. There are also workshops. For further
details, please contact +44(0)1333 422 100
Home to the Art Festival is an artists' haven. There are two excellent
Heron Gallery and Bistro -
houses a fabulous range of modern Scottish Art. The Bistro will also
enable you to sample some delicious homemade food. For details of
opening times, call +44(0) 1333 310 014
Fisher Studio and Gallery -
This gallery also shows exhibitions by both craft workers and contemporary
artists. For further information call +44(0)
Anstruther - Have a great visit to
the Scottish Fisheries Museum. I love going to the East Neuk and if
you're heading to Anstruther for the famous Fish and Chips, then I would
recommend a visit to this museum. The fishing industry is very much part
of life around these parts, and the museum will give you a look at how fishing
was in days gone by until present times. There's models and actual boats
and life-size models of fishermen. There's also some paintings. For
information on admission times and charges, call +44(01333 310 628
Museum and Heritage Centre -
This place will also give you an insight into times past and of course the
200 year old golf course as well as the traditions of the seafaring
community. Admission is free, but call +44(0) 1333 450 869 for details
on opening hours
The Jerdan Gallery - If Art
is your 'thing' - then this Gallery exhibits of sculptures, ceramics,
jewellery, 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings as well as contemporary
work. For details of opening hours, please call +44(0)1333 450 797
St Andrews - Has both Art Galleries and Museums in the town.
British Golf Museum - If you
are a Golf Lover, please do spend some time away from the course to visit
this museum. There are amazing multimedia displays and you will learn about
the fascinating history of golf. For detail on opening times and
charges, call +44(0)1334 460 064.
St Andrews Museum - This
Museum will takes you through the towns history right back to the Bronze age
until modern times. There are exhibitions as well as an Events
Programme. You can also stop for the inevitable 'cuppa' at the
cafe. For detail on opening times and charges, call +44(0)1334 412
St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum. This
charity have created a really interesting museum in an old fisherman's
cottage near the Cathedral. There is and exhibition which concentrates on
old shops. Two have been recreated here: Aikman & Terras, (a grocer's
shop which traded in South Street between 1837 and 1981), and Keith's the
Chemist, (which is now a fishmonger's in South Street). Upstairs, the
Trust holds an ever changing series of exhibitions on a variety of subjects.
The period garden at the back of the house has been created in recent years
and is just wonderful and is one of the quietest and most beautiful spots in
St Andrews. Well worth a visit. Admission is free, but for
information on opening hours, call +44(0) 1334 477 629.
Artery Gallery - This Gallery
displays not only paintings, but ceramics, sculpture and jewellery
from both local, national and international artists. For details on
opening times cal +44(0)1334 478 221.
Ceres (Near Cupar)
- visit the Fife Folk Museum. A fabulous place to go especially
with children. It takes you through the history of rural Fife and the
everyday lives of local country people. Well worth a visit. For
details on opening times and charges call +44(0)1334 828 180.
If you liked this pages Art Galleries and Museums, then please visit some of these pages too:-
Places to see - Have a look at some of the lovely places you might want to visit in the Kingdom of Fife. Historic Buildings - Discover some of the treasures in these wonderful historic buildings in the Kingdom. Sports in Fife I think you will be surprised at how many different sports are available in Fife Parks and Gardens - Take some time out to visit some of the lovely Parks and Gardens in the area. Fife's wonderful Golf Courses - St Andrews is famous as the Home of Golf, but check out some of these other courses. Fife Beaches - Discover some of the award-winning beaches in Fife. Visitor Attractions - Discover some of the award-winning beaches in Fife. Cycling in Fife - Enjoy some of the dedicated cycle routes that Fife Provides.
If you have visited any of these Art Galleries and Museums, do send me your experience - I'd love to here from you
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