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Our summer exhibition opens on 2 May and runs from 11 am to 4 pm each Wednesday and Saturday until the end of September and is also open on the first Sunday of each month from May to September, noon - 4 pm. Admission is free and light refreshhments are available in the lounge.

The main theme remains as the First World War, but as 2015 marks th 70th anniversary of the end of WW2, some aspects of this event are also included.

Amazing technological advances occured during the inter-war years, and in 'From Flanders Fields to Flying Bombs', we illustrate this progress by comparing like objects from both wars.

SKYRIDER 'Defiant' (c.1944)

On the eve of WW1, the Kaiser began to realise the enormous implications of German mobilisation and sought to step back from the brink. The German General Staff, however, told him that it was too late. All over Germany, trains were already moving, carrying soldiers to their forming-up positions. The mobilisation had gone too far to be stopped by the methods of communication available at the time. Just 25 years later, in 1939, immense improvements in radio and telephony meant that world-wide rapid communication had become commonplace. In the air, the mighty Zeppelin (the length of 2 football pitches) had given way to Spitfires and rockets.

Trench Set Wireless Telegraphy Transmitter & Receiver (1917)

 

                                               

 

 

 

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Forthcoming Lectures at the Museum:-

Tuesday 12 May at 7.30 pm
‘Holographic 3D Visualisation in Medicine, Science and Engineering’
Dr Javid Khan, Holoxica Ltd

Holoxica Ltd is a high-tech company working on disruptive holographic 3D technologies including digital holograms and holographic video displays. The digital holograms are aimed at high-end professional applications including medical imaging, scientific analysis, engineering design and architecture. Holoxica is the only company that can take any form of 3D data (computer model, scan, design) and make a 3D digital hologram. The digital holograms are used for public presentations, outreach, training, education and vizualization.

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Special Lecture and Lunch, marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day on
Saturday 6 June at 11.30 am:
'The D-Day Landings'
Roy Johnstone

Members £8 (lecture and lunch); £4 (lecture only). Non-members £10 (lecture and lunch); £5 (lecture only)

To book a seat, please contact dc_brankin@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01506 823434.

Lectures are very popular and pre-booking is essential and as always, will be treated on a 'First come, first served' basis.

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Ian Archibald chats with Diane and Norman Richardson after his lecture on Burntisland's Heritage in April

Our April Lecture given by Ian Archibald was another great success. Here is Ian's overview:-

Burntisland was once poetically described as having its head to the hills and its feet to the sea. This is a fair description with the Firth of Forth lapping its shores and the Binn rising majestically above it to the north. It has always been a vital township situated directly across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh. The Royal Burgh of Burntisland right up to the present day has a rich and varied history that is out of all proportion to its size. This presentation looks closely at the story of the development of the town, the people and the many aspects of its diverse heritage.

Click here for our address, a map and directions.

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