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

 

The Museum will re-open for 2019 on Wednesday 24th, April. Hours of Opening are shown in the panel on the right of this page.

For 2019, Shops and Shopkeepers is the Feature Exhibition in addition to the Story Of Cupar Room which has seen substantial revision.

 

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 2pm and 4pm when we are working on our archiving and future exhibitions.

 

Cupar Museum and Heritage Centre is located in the former staff house at the east end of the Cupar Railway Station, itself a classic 19th century railway building.

The Museum welcomes visitors and has amassed a wide variety of Cupar related photographs, documents and artefacts which are on display in the Centre.

Our 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.

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.

Talks

Many speakers for 2019 have now been confirmed and are now listed here on the Heritage Talks page.

Hidden Burgh: Archives Project

The University of St Andrews is involved in the Archives Revealed project “Hidden Burgh: restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife”. It is being financed largely by the Archives Revealed funding programme from The National Archives and the Pilgrim Trust, and will last for one year. The University holds the records for the Cupar Burgh from 1364 to 1975 and the objective is to have them fully catalogued so that they are accessible to everyone. Part of the project involves engagement with the Cupar community, giving the local people the opportunity to be part of the project. With that in mind, the University is looking for volunteers who are interested in being involved in some indexing/transcription projects. It is anticipated that the volunteers will work in a group setting at the Cupar Library using copies of the original records.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting venture, please contact Christine Wood at caw23@st-andrews.ac.uk or telephone 01334 461727/462339

 

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

 

Technical Assistance

We currently have a need for help with Social Media, Facebook and Twitter, an area that we are keen to develop.

If you can help us, or can suggest someone, please get in touch.

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 the chairman of Cupar Developmemt Trust. Click on either of the of the Bold Titles above to see the relevant document.

The hoarding covering the "Gap Site" on the Bonnygate exhibits photographs of old Cupar supplied by Cupar Museum.

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.

 

The Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre

Opens on Wednesday, 24th April, 2019.

Opening Hours:-

Wednesday and Sunday,

2.00 to 4.30pm

 

Saturday:-

10.30am to 1.30pm

 

 

 

 

 A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC043605 
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