The Museum is closed for the winter and will reopen on !st April 2016.

The Tearoom and the Museum Shop are open every day from 11.00 - 3.30 but will be closed during the period Thursday 24th Dec to Sunday 3rd Jan.


Fife Folk Museum
High Street
KY15 5NF
Telephone 01334 828180
(you may leave a message)
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This provides an array of delicious home cooking and the Hatters Collection of seedikin bread, tomato ketchup, house dressing, jam and chutney.


There is wheelchair access to the Visitor Centre from the Public Car Park by the Ceres Burn.

At this level there is Hatters Tearoom and Eatery, and a disabled toilet.

Access to the Museum itself is by stairs, but it is also possible to drive round to the High Street (turn right out of the car park, right onto the main road, then first right), and park in the disabled parking space at the end.

There is wheelchair access to three of the five rooms in the old building, and to the Annexe across the road.

Please ask to have any necessary doors unlocked for you. Otherwise all steps have firm handrails, and each room has at least one chair which visitors are welcome to sit on. .

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The Fife Folk Museum is in the village of Ceres, about 2 miles from Cupar - see where we are on the FIND US page.

The main entrance to the Museum is across the wooden footbridge from the Ceres Car Park

The Museum, which is run by volunteers, is well worth a visit and you are assured of a friendly welcome.

The Cottar's Kitchen in the Museum

The Museum’s collections include agricultural and craft tools, costume, toys and games, domestic equipment, pottery, paintings, and much more. A few of these items are shown on the EXHIBITS page with more information on the COLLECTIONS page.

The Museum Annex is on the east side of High Street - access from the main Museum building




Visitors are welcome at the Hatters & Co Tearoom and Eatery on the ground floor of the renovated Museum. The Tearoom looks out over the Ceres Burn and provides tea, coffee, and much more.

Hatters & Co Tearoom and Eatery

Stella Colloluori from Hatters Catering in Newburgh brings her individual approach to creative food using local and seasonal ingredients.

Hatters Collection items

Everything is made from scratch, including an array of delicious home cooking and the recently launched Hatters Collection of Seedikin Bread, tomato ketchup, house dressing, jam and chutney. Enjoy.



John White & Son of Auchtermuchty is the oldest independent weighing company in the UK and celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. Click HERE for more information.


At the Fife Folk Museum AGM on the evening of 2nd September we said an affectionate farewell to our long-serving Chairman Wynne Harley, and warmly welcomed our new Chairperson Margaret McSeveney.

Retiring Chairman, Wynne Harley

Wynne with new Chairperson, Margaret McSeveney

Our Treasurer, Chris Brittain, also presented an Honorary Life Membership to Dr D A King, who has presented our accounts for many years, as well as being a very loyal supporter of the Museum.

Treasurer Chris Brittain presents Dr King with his Honorary Life Membership certificate


Seymour Room

A display on beekeeping in Fife from the days of bee-boles and skep-beekeeping through to the use of the double walled hive is now on show in the Seymour Room.

The exhibition relates to the European Honeybee, Apis mellifera, something about the colony and how it functions together with its role in pollination.

The exhibit includes the associated crafts of skep and candle-making.


The Museum welcomes visits from schools and also arranges for volunteers to visit local schools with relevant artefacts from the Museum collections.

We were busy last year with several visits to local schools. We have covered all primary stages with talks about Life Before Electricity, Life 100 Years Ago and Toys.

We are always happy to try to accommodate a topic and an age range. If you are interested in a visit to your class please contact us at

See the SCHOOLS page for more information.