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Cupar Heritage Centre

Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre is located in Cupar Railway Station Buildings. We are at the East end of platform 2.

 

The Museum is now closed and will re-open in April 2020.. During the winter we shall be busy creating a mew feature exhibition and updating the Story of Cupar for 2020 season.

 

Should anyone wish to contact us for information, discussions or donations, we are happy to see you any Wednesday afternoon in the Museum at the Railway Station between 2.00pm and 4.00pm when we are working on our archiving and future exhibitions.

 

Disposal of Private Collection

Your opporyunity to acquire Originals of Cupar by local Artists.

Your opporyunity to acquire Originals of Cupar by local Artists.

Cupar Heritage Team wins Quiz.

At Fife Local History Society's quiz on 18th October in Kirkcaldy, our winning team of Guthrie Hutton, Brian Murray, Ian Copland, Isabel Copland and Rebecca Hutton share the spoils.

At Fife Local History Society's quiz on 18th October in Kirkcaldy, our winning team of Guthrie Hutton, Brian Murray, Ian Copland, Isabel Copland and Rebecca Hutton share the spoils.

Presentation by Tom Reid: Doocots of Fife

30th Sept

Cupar Heritage was delighted to host an interesting talk by Tom Reid on the Doocots of Fife.  There are over 100 Doocots in Fife.  They were built to house rock doves (hence “doocots”) and later pigeons - to provide a source of meat for the better off through the winter.  It is believed that the Normans brought them to Scotland and they became popular on major estates in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries.

 

Tom had a great collection of photos.  He showed us an early doocot in the Wemyss Caves and then the traditional Beehive building shape, as at Bogward, St Andrews.  Later the Lectern shape became popular e.g. Struthers Castle or Prestonhall.  In the Cupar area, other well-known doocots include the preserved building at Melville Gates and the ornate spire doocot at Tarvit Farm..

 

A lively question and answer session followed and Guthrie Hutton, the Chairman, then closed the meeting with a vote of thanks to Tom Reid.  This was warmly supported by the good audience.  

 

The next Cupar Heritage meeting will be on Monday 28 October at 7.30pm, when Dr. Peter Kleman is speaking on the recent “East Moat Hill Archaeological Dig”.  It promises to be a very significant talk on recent Stone Age discoveries in Cupar.  The venue will be the Age Concern Hall in Provost Wynd.

 

Our Cupar Museum remains open at the Station over October at our usual times (see website), so that locals and visitors can enjoy our splendid exhibitions on Cupar- and “Cupar Shops and Shopkeepers”.

 

2019 Season - Visit Anytime Offer

Visits outwith the opening times by individuals or groups may be arranged given a few days’ notice. No entry charges apply but a commitment to make a donation is required.

Simply use the “Contact Us Page” on this Website to make your request and preferred time or times for your visit.

Donation Presentation

Fife Family History Chair Alison Murray presents cheque to Guthrie Hutton, Chair, Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre. to support the proposed purchase and restoration of paontings by Curian Charles Lees.

Fife Family History Chair Alison Murray presents cheque to Guthrie Hutton, Chair, Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre. to support the proposed purchase and restoration of paontings by Curian Charles Lees.

 

Research Enquiries

Cupar Museum is an independently funded organization, established as a local museum for for the benefit of the local community and visitors to our area.

We rely upon the goodwill of visitors, subscribing members of Cupar heritage and occasional grant aid to exist.

We offer an enquiry service to assist anyone with a question about the area's local history, utilising our small library collection which is supplemented by newspaper cuttings and additional archive material.

We have built up a good working knowledge of alternative sources of information if we do not hold the records ourselves.

Family history enquiries should be directed to Fife Family History Society in the first instance, c/o Cupar Library.

Please consider making a donation to the Museum when submitting an enquiry. Donations may be made by cheque, payable to "Cupar Heritage" and sent to our address at Cupar Railway Station, Station Road, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5HX.

Alternatively, you can make a donation in person at the Museum.

www.cuparheritage.org.uk

Scottish Charity No. SC043605

 

Planning for Cupar’s Future today

Cupar Heritage is pleased to be associated with on-going projects, led by Cupar Development Trust (CDT), to make Cupar a rewarding visitor destination and a great place to live and work.

Cupar Heritage has partnered with CDT on the Cupar Town Interpretive Plan which will help present the town better to visitors.  The work is now being taken forward by the Classic Cupar Project http://www.classiccupar.org/classic-cupar/ with the involvement of Cupar Heritage. CDT and CMC Associates, and the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Fife Council and Fife LEADER.  Other Cupar organisations are also working on this. (Click on either of the Bold Titles above to be taken to the relevant websites for further info.)

Cupar Heritage has also been pleased to supply old photographs for the hoarding covering the Bonnygate"Gap Site" with exhibits on this historic Cupar street.

 

Volunteers

We have no paid staff and are completely run by volunteers. We encourage people to join us as volunteers and to assist us not only in looking after visitors but in taking part of the hidden side of museums, labelling, filing, researching, etc. If you are interested, please let us know.

 

Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre

Find us at the Train Station

Find us at the Railway Station

Shops and Shopkeepers Exhibition

The 2019 Exhibition of Shops and Shopkeepers.

The 2019 Exhibition of Shops and Shopkeepers.

Price Calculator Scales

Price Calculator Scales

J A Scott Drapers

J A Scott Drapers

 A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC043605 
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