Fife museum closes until Spring 2023 for refurbishment

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One of Fife’s museums is set to close for a winter refurbishment.

The doors at St Andrews Museum will shut on Saturday (September 17), to allow work to start behind the scenes.

The mid-Victorian mansion house in Kinburn Park is scheduled to re-open in early spring.

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The museum is one St Andrews’ best-loved buildings, and has enjoyed a busy summer.

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It was host to Explore! - a hugely popular family friendly exhibition allowed visitors to explore exotic lands and see a host of amazing objects from far flung places such as Japan, China, South Africa, India and Australia.

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The programme of essential maintenance work will include replacing most of the B-listed building’s windows.

When visitors return next year, they will be able to enjoy a refreshed display of objects linked to the town’s history.

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The shop will offer museum-goers a new range of gifts, and the aim is to introduce locally produced arts and crafts.

Coinciding with the re-opening will be the acclaimed exhibition Brushstrokes, which showcases works from the dazzling array of paintings managed by cultural charity OnFife.

The winter maintenance programme follows the opening in June of a new-look café that has been warmly welcomed by museum visitors.

Venue Supervisor Jud Hunter says: “We would like to thank all those who have come to the museum throughout the year. We’re so pleased the work is going ahead and are already looking forward to welcoming back visitors to our refreshed museum in the spring.”

For information, visit https://www.onfife.com/venues/st-andrews-museum/ or follow StAndrewsMuseum on Facebook