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Fife Folk Museum



High Street


KY15 5NF




Fife Folk Museum is a free and welcoming museum that tells the story of the people of Fife.  It is family friendly with an excellent Coffee Shop.  The museum is housed in a group of listed buildings in the centre of the attractive village of Ceres. The core buildings include the original tollbooth of the burgh, and a row of weavers’ cottages. At the front of the Museum, beside the Ceres Burn, is a terraced garden with a footbridge to and from the car park. Limited wheelchair access. Group visits can be catered for.

An exhibition showcasing the evolution of Scotland's fire and rescue service, first suggested by Watch Commander Colin Speight who passed away in December 2021.   Fife Folk Museum, located in the small town of Ceres, will play host to a display charting the journey of Fife Fire Brigade to becoming part of the SFRS.   Since Colin's passing, more than £20,000 has been raised in his name and gifted to charitable organisations. In addition (and at the request of his colleagues), memorial trees have been planted at both Cupar and Glenrothes Fire Stations, where he served.   According to friend and former colleague, Watch Commander Mark Johnstone, the event is designed to shine a light on the close bonds, which exist across the SFRS.    Mark said: “We want people to see the evolution of the fire service, but also see the family side of it. The Service is one massive family and Colin very much thought of it as his second family. It was very important to him."   Fife Folk Museum have greatly welcomed the assistance of Colin’s family, the support of Dave Farries and The Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage.   The exhibition which will open on Saturday, 1 April from 10.30am and run until 29th October is, in part, a tribute to all of those who serve and have served to assist others in need.   ‘A Sense of Place’ Visitors to the Museum will also have the opportunity to view a splendid exhibition of artwork by local artist Alan Watson (1957 – 2019) which will be displayed in the Seymour room.  The work is both striking and colourful and the Trustees are grateful to Alan’s widow Pat and son Donald for their assistance in putting together this excellent display of his work, which will be changed according to the season.

The museum is open from April 1st to October 31st. Museum Opening Hours  Wednesday - Sunday 10.30 - 16.00 (last entry 3.15)


This new venture is in the capable hands of local entrepreneur Logan Robertson. Visitors old and new can look forward to great coffee and cake plus light lunches Wednesday to Sunday from 10.00 am last orders for lunch 3.00 pm then coffee and cake, so do come along we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.  The Coffee Shop remains dog friendly so we hope to see the return of our regular four legged friends. 

You can call direct on 01334 828806 to make enquires or to reserve a table. We hope to see you soon.


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