Planning is in progress for our 2015 exhibition. Our WWI theme will remain as the main feature, but, as 2015 marks the 70-year milestone since the end of WWII, we intend to reflect this in the exhibition content. 2015 has 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.
Although our 2014 exhibition 'From Flags to Flanders Fields' has now closed to the general public for the season, it remains in place and private parties/visitors will be welcomed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, by prior arrangement.
The schoolroom - one of the Exhibition's most popular displays.
First Goudie Lecture of 2015
This year's Goudie Lecture Programme starts on Saturday 21 February, with a talk by Margaret Scott of publishers D. C. Thomson on the history of the world's oldest women's magazine - The People's Friend. The magazine has recently published a commemorative World War I Bookazine, which explains what a useful communications tool the magazine was to its readers. Among its covers from that time is one praising the work of the Signals Service, mentioning the various methods of passing on messages and getting reports from the front.
The lecture will start at 11.30 and a buffet lunch is included. Full details will appear on this page shortly.
Christmas Lecture 2014 - Hamish Brown 'Guddling Among 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.
Click here for our address, a map and directions.