Fife joins celebrations for Festival of Museums

'Old Tom Morris''Nike presentation'Elie'Picture: Jerzy Morkis
'Old Tom Morris''Nike presentation'Elie'Picture: Jerzy Morkis

THE Festival of Museums offers a feast of fun and entertainmment for families across Scotland from today (Friday) until to Sunday.

The three-day cultural extravaganza will see more than 80 exciting and unique day and night events in museums and galleries throughout the country.

There are four events taking place in north east Fife:

Mayhem in May

Venue: Bell Pettigrew Museum,

St Andrews

Date and time: Friday, May 18 (families with children over eight) 4pm-6pm/Saturday, May 19 (students and adults) 7pm-9pm.

Description: On a quiet afternoon in May one of the precious exhibits of the Bell Pettigrew Museum is stolen! In this twisted tale of greed versus conservation, the audience is invited to do some sleuthing and help solve the crime. Drew, Dalhousie, Holmes, Marple, Langdon or Poirot – whatever your style, on this evening you will get to explore the Bell Pettigrew Museum in a very unusual way. This Festival of Museums event marks the ending of the exhibition titled Still Life that celebrates Bell Pettigrew Museum’s 100-year anniversary.

•Advance booking required - call 01334 461663

Eco Fun Day

Venue: Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther

Date and time: Saturday, May 19, 10am-5pm

Description: At this event you can have fun, get creative and learn about environmental issues at the same time. There will be lots to do and see at this family-friendly event that sees the entire museum turn green for the day. Why not start by turning your rubbish into something useful or beautiful. Drop in on our ‘Plastics R Fantastic’ workshop where you can have fun recycling – make a bird feeder, windmill, flower or fish to take home. Follow an ‘eco quiz trail’ around the displays. A highlight will be our new gallery where you can learn about the fish in our waters and some of the problems faced by scientists and fishermen trying to manage this wonderful natural resource. Or find out how to choose sustainable seafish at our information post.

• For more details, call 01333 310 628

An evening with

Old Tom Morris

Venue: British Golf Museum,

St Andrews

Date and time: Saturday, May 19, 7pm

Description: A unique experience allowing an insight into the history of the game through the eyes of one of its most popular and significant characters. The evening is a special opening of the British Golf Museum with a tour by a very special guest ‘Old Tom Morris’ – giving his insight on the history of the game and the development of golf in St Andrews. The tour will be followed by a question and answer session by Old Tom and museum curators with a handling session with museum objects.

Advance booking required – call 01334 460046

Designing new tartan trews

for mascot rabbit

Venue: British Golf Museum, St Andrews

Date and time: Saturday, May 19, 10am

Description: This is an arts and crafts event where children of all ages can interact with the collection and express themselves creatively. Children can interpret golf’s history on fabric and gain inspiration from objects and museum displays! Squares of felt will be used to decorate a giant pair of golfing trousers for our mascot, which will be left on display for visitors to see. Craft materials provided.

Advance booking required – call 01334 460046