Fife Folk Museum opens for season

1312063 SSHC fife folk museum 'new exhibits based around Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - at Fife Folk Museum, Ceres
1312063 SSHC fife folk museum 'new exhibits based around Fife & Forfar Yeomanry - at Fife Folk Museum, Ceres

Fife Folk Museum in Ceres has opened its doors to visitors for the start of the new spring/summer season.

As well as the ‘old favourites’ such the cottage room and the Weigh House, this year volunteers and staff have made a special feature of things which are particularly relevant to local people.

A particular theme for this year had already been chosen, but after receiving a Fife and Forfar Yeomanry uniform from Rachel Peterkin, one of the original founding members of the museum, it was decided that the main feature would be on the the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.

A spokesperson said: “Items from the museum itself will be on display, together with some very generously loaned by the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in Cupar.

“We are indebted to Captain Preece and Sir John Gilmour for their keen interest in helping this year’s venture.

“Visitors will be able to see different uniforms, samples of helmets, drums, a soldier’s paybook, and many other items relating to the Yeomanry and its associated regiments through the years.”

Following on from a very successful display by Ceres Lace Makers last year, this year Cupar Quilters are mounting a very colourful display of their craft.

Organisers are grateful to Anne Hoggan and her quilters putting forward some of their best work, and this is sure to attract all ages.

The major exhibit in the extension concerns the history of flax growing and weaving in and around Ceres, with samples of flax, tools and linen articles.

Other exhibits include Cults lime works, with its model lay-out, and a geological display of rocks and fossils.

The museum’s permanent displays offers a real insight into the history of everyday life in Fife, in a warm, welcoming, and family-friendly atmosphere.

And, as usual, the museum coffee room and shop will be open to visitors.

A spokesperson said volunteers are looking forward to a busy season, welcoming visitors from all parts of the globe.

The museum will be open every day from 10.30am-4.30pm until October 31.

Visit the website www.fifefolkmuseum.org for more details.