Fife attractions join Scotland’s Festival of Museums

Scottish Fisheries Museum'Anstruther'East Neuk
Scottish Fisheries Museum'Anstruther'East Neuk

Museums and galleries across Fife are getting ready to take part in Scotland’s annual Festival of Museums, a nationwide programme of cultural events taking place from May 15 – 17.

Local events include everything from ‘Dippy about Dinosaurs’ a free family day out at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace where children will work with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to create their very own dinosaur music, as well as create masks and hunt for dinosaur eggs; to ‘Silver in the Shadows’, an evening event, taking place at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, exhibiting the creations of some of Fife’s most exciting artists.

The Festival is run by Museum Galleries Scotland, the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. The three-day long event will showcase Scotland’s extensive cultural offering through over 100 exciting events taking place across the country. The programme caters to all ages and interests and includes everything from historical re-enactments and night time murder mysteries to children’s storytelling and arts and crafts.

Events taking place in Fife include:

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace

Dippy about Dinosaur

11:30am – 12:15pm, 1:30 – 2:15pm, 2:45 – 3:30pm

Crail Museum & Heritage Centre

Craftsmen of Crail Sat 16 May, 11am – 4pm;

Sun 17 May, 1 – 4pm

Cupar at War, Work & Prayer

Cupar Heritage Centre

Fri 15 May, 2pm – 4:30pm

Sat 16 May, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Sun 17 May, 2 – 4:30pm

Gateway Galleries

From Balloons to Typhoons: RAF Leuchars’ Big Day Out

Sun 17 May, 11am – 4pm

Museum of St Andrew’s University

Design and cast a medal

Sat 16 May, 10:30am – 12pm (all ages); 1 – 2:30pm (all ages); 3 – 4:30pm (adults only)

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

Bus Running Day & Transport Collectors Fair

Sun 17 May, 12:30pm – 5pm

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Silver in the Shadows

Sat 16 May, 7 – 9pm

St Andrews Museum

3D Printing Workshop

Sun 17 May, 10:30am – 1:30pm

St Andrews Museum

Archaeological Craft Fair

Sat 16 May, 11am – 4pm

St Andrews Museum

Stained glass making workshop

Sun 17 May, 2:30 – 3:30pm

St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

Troubled Waters

Sat 16 May, 12 – 5pm

Sun 17 May, 12 – 5pm

St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

Troubled Waters Evening Tours

5:15 – 8pm

This is just a taste of what’s going on over the weekend - to see the full festival programme visit www.festivalofmuseums.com