Cupar Heritage Centre is located at Cupar Railway Station
Opening hours are:-
Saturdays 10:30 - 1:30
Sundays 2:00 - 4:30
Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:30
Cupar Heritage Centre is located in the former house at the east end of the Cupar Railway Station, itself a classic 19th century railway building.
The Centre welcomes visitors and has amassed a wide variety of Cupar related photographs, documents and artefacts which are on display in the Centre.
This year the main exhibition illustrates important aspects of the history of Cupar from early Pictish past, the town centre of the late 19th Century to more recent past events.
There is also a major exhibition of Sporting Activities in the area for over 100 years including curling, horse racing, football, golf, rugby, motor sport and more.
Object of the month
The ‘Object of the Month’ is a special feature at Cupar Heritage Centre where the exhibits in one of the large display cases are changed every month to reflect the range and diversity of the heritage centre collection.
For August we have gone ‘Back to School’ with a display featuring items related to education. There are old exam papers, Bell-Baxter magazines and a Lochgelly, but the centrepiece is a medal awarded in 1889 by the Madras Academy, the forerunner of Bell-Baxter, to a very bright student, Nellie (Helen) Cooper. The medal was donated to Cupar Heritage in December and was on display earlier in the season, but this time we are also able to tell Nellie’s story thanks to some splendid research done by Alison Murray of Fife Family History Society. The medal, complete with its original box from a Cupar jeweller, is a very fine object and worth making a special effort to see.
This year’s popular display on ‘Sport in Cupar’ is also worth another look because some exhibits have been changed, with new items and information added.
Making Cupar Great - Planning for our Future today
Cupar Heritage is pleased to be associated with the ongoing project, lead by Cupar Development Trust (CDT), to make Cupar a rewarding visitor destination and a great place to live and work.
Cupar Heritage partnered with CDT in a working group to bring forward the Cupar Town Interpretive Plan as the means to establish priorities and focus effort. A Summary has been written by David Kirk, the chairman of Cupar Developmemt Trust. Click on either of the of the buttons on the right to see the relevant document.
Cupar Heritage Talks
We organise a series of talks, open to the public, which are related to heritage matters. These meetings take place in the Age Concern Building, Provost Wynd, Cupar, starting at 7.30pm usually on the last Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome to stay on after the talk to meet others over a coffee or tea and biscuits. Parking is available in the adjacent Bonnygate Car Park.
The next talk is entitledThe Bell Rock Lighthouse and will be given by Dakers Fleming on Monday 28 August.
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.
We are grateful for the assistance of Maurice Shepherd in the recent revision of our website.
We also take this opportunity to thank our Trustee Paula Ann Milne who has edited the website for a number of years and is now at university where demands on her time for studying lead her to ask for someone else to take on the duty. Thank you for all your work Paula.
This leaves us with the need for help with Social Media, Facebook and Twitter, an area in which we are less than sufficiently capable. So, if you can help us, or can suggest someone, please get in touch.
The Heritage Centre
"BELL ROCK LIGHTHOUSE"
Medal for English Studies
A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC043605