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5 Museums to explore in Fife


Fife is a council area, historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries with Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, over a third of whom live in the three principal towns, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace MuseumMoodie St, Dunfermline KY12 7PL, UK

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum is a biographical museum in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, dedicated to the life of Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, "one of the great Scots of the 19th century.". The museum is operated by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and is housed in a category B listed building. The museum site includes the original 18th-century weavers cottage in which Andrew Carnegie was born and a memorial hall added by James Shearer in 1928.

Fife Folk Museum
Fife Folk MuseumHigh St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF, UK

The Fife Folk Museum is housed in a group of listed buildings in the centre of Ceres. The core buildings include the original tolbooth of the burgh, and a row of weavers' cottages. Its collections include agricultural and craft tools, costume, toys and games, domestic equipment, pottery, paintings, and much more. Of the paintings, there are several fine examples of local landscapes, as well as a notable nineteenth-century interior, 'Old Scotch Kitchen'.

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum
Scottish Vintage Bus MuseumM 90 Commerce Park, Dunfermline KY12 0SJ, UK

The Scottish Vintage Bus Museum is at the forefront of historic bus restoration and operation in Scotland and houses, on a 49-acre site, over 100 buses, as well as trains, a horse tram, and other exhibits. The museum offers a guided tour of the site and storage sheds in a vintage bus, beginning and ending at the Exhibition Hall, where visitors can spend hours exploring vehicles and artefacts. There is also a café and shop.

St Andrews Museum
St Andrews MuseumKinburn Park, Doubledykes Rd, St Andrews KY16 9DP, UK

The St Andrews Museum is a museum focusing on the history of the town of St Andrews in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. The Museum holds a permanent collection of objects of historical value that are related to the town of St Andrews. It explores the history of the town from its beginnings to the present day; as well as also hosting temporary exhibitions.

The R&A World Golf Museum
The R&A World Golf MuseumBruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB, UK

The R&A World Golf Museum is located opposite the clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland. The R&A owns and operates the museum. The museum, which opened in 1990, documents the history of golf from Medieval times to the present, including the men's and women's games, British and international, both professional and amateur. Exhibits include historic equipment, memorabilia and art work, documentation, the history of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, and the rules and t

Map of Museums to explore in Fife