Fife Tourism Partnership

Fife’s Museums club together to reach more people in Fife

28 June 2024

Fife has a wealth of museums and heritage centres, from volunteer-run gems to
exhibitions showing objects of important national and international significance. Now,
locals and tourists alike will find it easier to find great places to visit in Fife, through a
new leaflet that will become commonly accessible across the Kingdom.

Funding from Museums Galleries Scotland has helped the Fife Museums Forum
produce an eye-catching and accessible way for more people to find out about
where they can visit and what they can see in their local area.

Freshly designed by Lochgelly-based Mint Modern, 15,000 of the leaflets have been
printed and will be popping up in local museums, libraries, information and visitor
centres in and around Fife. The leaflet provides key information and access details
for 16 museums across Fife.

As a collaborative effort the production of the leaflet has brought together many Fife
museums, large and small.

Fife’s museums include OnFife venues, Kirkcaldy Galleries, St Andrews Museum
and Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, which display objects from Fife
Council collections as well as changing temporary exhibitions. There are places that
connect Fife’s special cultural heritage to the world; including the Scottish Fisheries
Museum, and the R&A World Golf Museum in St Andrews. Then there are some
truly unique collections accessible at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Fife Folk
Museum or the Museum of Communication in Burntisland.

The leaflet also includes a QR Code direct to Welcome to Fife’s website where
website visitors will be able to access all the venues’ latest exhibitions and events.
Fife Museums Forum Chair, Jane Freel, says: “I'm delighted the forum have worked
together to create this beautiful leaflet. I am glad more people are able to pick up a
copy and find out what Fife has to offer.”

Smaller and community run museums are also benefiting from being part of the
leaflet. Pam Cranston from Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (SWACS) says:
“We truly welcome the opportunities the new Fife Museums Forum leaflet offers us to
advertise our local history museum and tours of the famous caves and carvings
more widely. The new leaflet has the potential to enable many more visitors to
access both our museum and visitor centre and the caves-site itself.

Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said:
“This new leaflet from Fife Museums Forum is an excellent example of museums
partnering to raise their profile and attract new audiences. We’re pleased to have
supported this creative collaboration through our Forum Connections project, which
was made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

“As Scotland’s national development body for museums, we look forward to
continuing our work with Fife Museums Forum as we make progress towards our
shared goals of a more resilient and inclusive museum sector.”

Contact: Jane Freel, recent Chair, Fife Museums Forum 03451 55 55 55 ext 473080

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