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Our Summer exhibition is due to open on Saturday, 2 May at 11.00 am ... Admission FREE but donations greatly welcomed!

The WWI theme will remain as the main feature, but, as 2015 marks the 70-year milestone since the end of WWII, we will reflect this in the exhibition content.

2015 has also been declared 'The Year of Light', marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" in 1865.

A number of events will be held throughout Scotland to commemorate this anniversary - see news story on The Scotsman website by following this link. For worldwide events, click here for the official International Year of Light website.  

The Museum has gained some more online coverage! - click here.

The schoolroom - one of the Exhibition's most popular displays.

 

Goudie Lectures - 2015


We are pleased to announce the following lectures:

''3-D Imaging using Holograms'
Dr Javid Khan, Holoxica Ltd
Tuesday 14 April at 7.30 pm

'Burntisland's Heritage'
Ian Archibald, Burntisland Heritage Trust
Tuesday 12 May at 7.30 pm

'The D-Day Landings'
Roy Johnstone
Saturday 6 June at 11.30 am 

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

All the lectures will take place at the Museum of Communication, 131 High Street, Burntisland.

To book a seat, please contact dc_brankin@tiscali.co.uk or phone 01506 823424

 

The first talk of the 2015 season, 'Getting to know THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND', was one of the very best talks we've ever had, especially for those with an interest in family history. Margaret Scott, a sub editor with D. C. Thomson, presented life and times across the world since their founding in 1869. It was absolutely fascinating and she was brilliant!! 

She brought several artefacts and photocopies of lots of covers, dating back to the early 1900s. Barry Sullivan, who is now archivist with D.C. Thomson, introduced her.  

After her talk, Dorothy showed her the Museum's exhibition. People's Friend produced a very comprehensive WW1 souvenir edition last year, which she said was fascinating to work on..... but when Dorothy showed her photographs of her father and some of the beautiful embroidered postcards, she was just about 'blown away'. 

Christmas Lecture 2014 - Hamish Brown 'Guddling Among the Graveyards!'

Hamish Brown enthralls his audience 'guddling about the graveyards'.

Hamish M. Brown MBE, the famous mountaineer. author, lecturer, photographer and Burntisland resident, presenting our 'Christmas Special' Lecture - "Guddling Among the Graveyards!" Based on his popular book, "A Scottish Graveyard Miscellany" Hamish provided a fascinating and entertaining illustrated lecture on the folk art of Scotland's graves.


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