Festival of Museums is Flourishing in Fife

Wed 5 Jul 17

This year, Scotland's museums and galleries have their biggest calendar of events ever planned for the Festival of Museums weekend from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May.

Numerous museums across the region are taking part but if you're in and around St Andrews or the East Neuk here are some special events you won't want to miss...

'Always a Catch' – A Museum Megagame

Calling all tabletop and megagamers!

As part of Festival of Museums 2017, the Scottish Fisheries Museum is hosting an exclusive, bespoke Megagame created by designer Oz Mills to be played out against the unique and awesome backdrop of our Zulu gallery.
We invite the player to sail back through time and imagine...

The year is 1808. The industries of Scotland are about the enter their greatest boom and your coastal village needs to survive long into the future. Your task is to navigate them from humble beginnings into the socioeconomic powerhouse they could become. Join our historical game of diplomacy, commerce and competition and immerse yourself in 19th Century industry. Will you be a fisherman competing for the catch, a harbourmaster managing the sudden influx of boats and workers, or even the Lord Provost, overseeing your town's development? Come along and discover the ins and outs of the growth in the fishing industry of the time and who knows, you could ensure your town goes down in history!

Assistant Curator Jen Gordon says " Every year we accept the Festival of Museums challenge to devise an original and exciting event with which to lure new audiences into our wonderful museum! I am thrilled at the prospect of both welcoming the gaming community through our doors and working with such a talented and experienced game player/designer to make this idea a reality."

Meanwhile, up the road in St Andrews... Visitors will be able to experience their very own Victorian childhood when they visit the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum.

'Our Victorian Childhood!' takes place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 20th May where visitors will be able to take part in drop-in activities and learn about childhood in Victorian times. Children and adults alike will be able to interact with our Victorian workers who will let you know about their trade. Visitors can also hear fantastic stories from our governess, create keepsakes, play with some Victorian toys and experience an exhibition on the lives of children in St Andrews through the Victorian age.

Entry is free.

and down at the British Golf Museum you can experience 'Live History'...

On Friday 19th May visitors will be able to interact with a character from golf's history who has found themselves in the Museum galleries in the modern era. Listen to their stories and help find their lost objects; appearances at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.

To help launch our Instagram page (@britgolfmuseum), we will be hosting an Instameet on Saturday 20th May from 10am – 4pm. We encourage all fans of photography and filters to gather on our museum roof before exploring the building and posting pictures using the tag #instameetbgm.

Alongside our regular children's trail, we will also have kids crafts available in the galleries on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st.

The British Golf Museum is celebrating Festival of Museums weekend with free entry to all visitors. 

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