Fife's libraries, museums set for opening on Monday

The doors are set to re-open to Fife’s libraries, museums and art galleries on Monday.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 12:20 pm

OnFife, the arm’s length trust is counting down to welcoming people back to its venues.

Library services, which returned last month with ‘connect and collect’ services will re-open for limited browsing again from Monday as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

There will also be controlled access into branches to select books, use public access PCs and other basic offerings such as photocopying, printing and collecting batteries for hearing aids.

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Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery

Museums and local studies will also welcome customers for the first time this year.

They start with three family-friendly exhibitions – Explore! at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (from 26th) and Blooming Marvellous at Kirkcaldy Galleries (Tuesday 27th).

Art-tastic will open at St Andrews Museum as soon as current building work allows.

Visits must be pre-booked and numbers will be limited.

Michelle Sweeney, director of creative development, said: “Much has changed over the last year but what hasn’t is the desire to reconnect and be entertained again so we’re really looking forward to welcoming our audiences back with activities designed to make them laugh, sing and forget about life for a while.

She paid tribute to the venue’s teams who worked so hard online during the pandemic.

Michelle added: “They have done incredible work over the last few months with curating virtual exhibitions but while online can give a sense of a painting or exhibit, you can’t beat standing in front of it in a gallery or museum.

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