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Kinross Museum

Kinross Museum Exploring Kinross-shire History The Kinross (Marshall) Museum is housed in the library area of Loch Leven Community Campus. There are also books for sale.

The museum takes its name from the noted local antiquarian David Marshall (1831 - 1902) who amassed a huge collection of books and artefacts which he left to the people of Kinross. The collection was originally housed in the Kinross Carnegie Library but it was not until 1974 that a dedicated museum was created above the Carnegie Library. This facility was closed by Perth & Kinross Council in 1996.

The Kinross (Marshall) Museum was created as a charitable trust a year later with the aim of opening a new museum for the benefit of local residents and visitors to Kinross. The present museum in the community campus opened in February 2010. Most of the museum displays are adjacent to the library and can be viewed whenever the library is open. As of 29 June 2021, the library opening hours are Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. As of 1 July 2021, the Museum Study Room opening hours are Thursdays 10am-7pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. The Museum Study Room contains further displays and archives which may assist historical research. The Study Room is staffed by volunteers. Please email or telephone first if you wish to undertake research. Kinross Museum is independent and owned by a Charitable Trust (Scottish Charity no. SC027144) and run by Friends and Volunteers. It is financed by donations, Friends of Kinross Museum subscriptions, fundraising events and grants.

Operating as usual

The Kinross Museum Year of Stories Exhibition will be open from Friday 6 January and during all library opening times. T...
05/01/2023

The Kinross Museum Year of Stories Exhibition will be open from Friday 6 January and during all library opening times. The Exhibition will continue to be open during these times for the next few weeks.

This Exhibition has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

05/01/2023

Following the Christmas break, the Loch Leven Community library reopens on Friday 6 January. Most of the Museum display cases are in the library.

The library opening hours are:
Mondays 10:00 - 13:00, Tuesdays 10:00 - 19:00, Wednesdays 10:00 - 18:00, Thursdays 10:00 - 19:00, Fridays 10:00 - 18:00, Saturdays 10:00 - 15:00.

The Museum Study room reopens on Saturday 7 January 2023. The Study Room is open on Saturdays 10:00 - 13:00 and Thursdays 10:00 - 19:00. The Study Room is manned by Museum Volunteers who can answer research queries.

These are the hearth stones of one of Kinross-shire's oldest house. May be 2000 years old. You can only see them from Au...
02/01/2023

These are the hearth stones of one of Kinross-shire's oldest house. May be 2000 years old. You can only see them from August to October. Where am I?

FESTIVE HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATESThe Kinross Museum closes on Thursday 22 December 2022 at 7pm and reopens on Saturday 7 Jan...
21/12/2022

FESTIVE HOLIDAY CLOSURE DATES
The Kinross Museum closes on Thursday 22 December 2022 at 7pm and reopens on Saturday 7 January 2023 at 10am.

Timeline photos
09/12/2022

Timeline photos

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This 1968 image has the caption "Coventry Place from Burn-Begg Street, Kinross". How's this view today?

The Healing Waters of Fons Scotiae(Scotlandwell to you and me!)Come and see this exhibition which is part of the Museum'...
25/11/2022

The Healing Waters of Fons Scotiae
(Scotlandwell to you and me!)

Come and see this exhibition which is part of the Museum's series Heaven and Hell: Stories of Hope and Despair in Kinross-shire.

The artesian well at Scotlandwell has bubbled straight up out of the ground for thousands of years. This made people think it was magical, with healing properties.
The water has been used by:
- The people who lived here in the Bronze Age, 3000 years ago.
- The Romans
- Trinitarian Friars at the mediaeval hospital who used the water for hundreds of years to tend the sick, the poor and pilgrims.
- King Robert the Bruce is thought to have come to use the water to try to cure his leprosy.

The museum exhibition space is at the rear of the Community Library at Loch Leven Community Campus.
Opening times: Mon 10-1, Tue & Thur 10-7, Wed & Fri 10-6, Sat 10-3.

Kinross Museum volunteers would like to thank everyone who came along to the Museum’s Storytelling evening with Douglas ...
18/11/2022

Kinross Museum volunteers would like to thank everyone who came along to the Museum’s Storytelling evening with Douglas Mackay on 16 November. Inspired by the Museum’s new exhibitions, Dougie told stories from Scottish folklore of witches and wells, bogles and beasts, saints and squirrels! We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the evening and will return to view the exhibitions.

The new exhibitions were launched by Museum Chairman, David Munro, on Saturday 12 November at an event for friends and volunteers of the Museum.

The exhibitions are all on the theme ‘Heaven and Hell, Stories of Hope and Despair in Kinross-shire’ and cover:
The Witch Trials, Crook of Devon, 1662
The Healing Water of Fons Scotiae (Scotlandwell)
The Covenanters of Kinross-shire

The museum gallery space is towards the rear of the community library at Loch Leven Community Campus. The exhibitions can be viewed during the following hours:
Mon 10am-1pm, Tues & Thur 10am-7pm, Wed & Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm.

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

Coven. A documentary film by Rama Rau may be out soon. About a Crook of Devon witch and the old Old Orwell Churchyard.
15/11/2022

Coven. A documentary film by Rama Rau may be out soon. About a Crook of Devon witch and the old Old Orwell Churchyard.

An image of the war memorial at Milnathort included in this collection from Perth & Kinross Archive.
13/11/2022

An image of the war memorial at Milnathort included in this collection from Perth & Kinross Archive.

Timeline photos
12/11/2022

Timeline photos

View of the former Ochil Hills Sanatorium near Milnathort. The building was formally opened on 16 July 1902 as a tuberculosis sanatorium and closed in 1987 before being demolished in 2003.

There's a limited number of places left for our Storytelling Evening on Wednesday 16 November!This will be a great eveni...
10/11/2022

There's a limited number of places left for our Storytelling Evening on Wednesday 16 November!

This will be a great evening and is part of our Heaven and Hell, Stories of Hope and Despair in Kinross-shire community project.

Book your place at this FREE event by emailing [email protected] now!

The event takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 16 November at Loch Leven Community Library.

Big news from Perth
08/11/2022

Big news from Perth

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Timeline photos
10/10/2022

Timeline photos

Come and join Perth Museum & Art Gallery staff and go behind the scenes of one of the oldest purpose-built museums in the UK and see areas normally off-limits to the public for .

We have tours available at the following dates and times:
⌚ 18 Oct / 2pm
⌚ 20 Oct / 11am
⌚ 21 Oct / 2pm

Book your spot for £4 at https://bit.ly/3wD4QJI

It's not Kinross-shire, but  an interesting looking exhibition has just opened at the Perth Museum & Art Gallery.
10/10/2022

It's not Kinross-shire, but an interesting looking exhibition has just opened at the Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

As we continue to share memories, here is a photograph of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by Lord L...
20/09/2022

As we continue to share memories, here is a photograph of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by Lord Lieutenant Captain Charles Adam of Blairadam, meeting invited guests at the County Buildings, Kinross during the royal visit on 10th October 1960.

Photos from Perth Museum & Art Gallery's post
20/09/2022

Photos from Perth Museum & Art Gallery's post

Just a reminder that Lord Moncreiff will be telling stories about the Fossoway Warlock and others at the Witches Maze at...
14/09/2022

Just a reminder that Lord Moncreiff will be telling stories about the Fossoway Warlock and others at the Witches Maze at Tullibole Castle this Friday, 16 September, at 5.30pm.

As an expression of their sadness at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the trustees, friends and volunteers of Kinross ...
10/09/2022

As an expression of their sadness at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the trustees, friends and volunteers of Kinross (Marshall) Museum have placed roses in front of a signed photographic portrait of Her Majesty presented to the people of Kinross on the occasion of her visit to the burgh in October 1960.

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In response to our upcoming exhibition Lord Moncreiff of Tullibole Castle is holding a storytelling event at the Tullibo...
16/08/2022

In response to our upcoming exhibition Lord Moncreiff of Tullibole Castle is holding a storytelling event at the Tullibole Maze on 16 September 2022 from 5.30pm -7pm.

"Lord Moncreiff telling stories about the Fossoway Warlock (Necromancer) and others at the Witches Maze"

For further information please contact [email protected]

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03/08/2022
On display at the museum is a glass panel created by Kinross Sparks, a sociable and supportive group for adults with a d...
03/08/2022

On display at the museum is a glass panel created by Kinross Sparks, a sociable and supportive group for adults with a disability in Kinross-shire in collaboration with artist Lorna Radbourne.
The panel depicts the life of Isobel Moncrieff, the visionary behind the world renowned Monart Glass and the group's choice for the 2022 Scotland's Year of Stories, Raise the Roof project.

27/07/2022
Timeline photos
27/07/2022

Timeline photos

Horse-drawn cart outside the Bein Inn, Glenfarg, 1905. The 'Famous Bein Inn' was initially built as a resting place for travellers in the days of coaching on the traditional route north from Edinburgh to the Highlands.

📸 Wood Collection, Perth Museum & Art Gallery

19/07/2022
Timeline photos
04/07/2022

Timeline photos

A lovely, colourised postcard view of 'High Street, Kinross looking South'. No date.

We are delighted that Kinross Museum is taking part in Scotland’s Year of Stories. See images for more information.
14/06/2022

We are delighted that Kinross Museum is taking part in Scotland’s Year of Stories. See images for more information.

Does anyone know who created this memorial to the Crook of Devon witch trials? Kinross Museum is telling this story as p...
05/06/2022

Does anyone know who created this memorial to the Crook of Devon witch trials? Kinross Museum is telling this story as part of its new exhibition for Scotland's Year of Stories. We would very much like to include the memorial and the story of its creation as part of the exhibition.
Please direct message the Museum page or send an email to: [email protected]

We've been having a great afternoon at the Jubilee event in the Market Park, Kinross. We're holding a raffle to raise fu...
04/06/2022

We've been having a great afternoon at the Jubilee event in the Market Park, Kinross. We're holding a raffle to raise funds for the museum and selling books about Kinross-shire. There is also a display about the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We are at the Market Park until 6pm when we will draw the raffle.

Come to the Jubilee Picnic in the Park on Saturday 4 June! Kinross Museum will have a stall with a display. We'll also h...
01/06/2022

Come to the Jubilee Picnic in the Park on Saturday 4 June! Kinross Museum will have a stall with a display. We'll also have books for sale and will be holding a raffle to help raise funds for the museum.
We will be there from 1pm until 6pm, although events go on until 8pm.

Timeline photos
03/05/2022

Timeline photos

A view of Arngask Public School with the Glenfarg Railway Station in the foreground, c.1906. The station closed in 1964. Arngask Primary School still serves the village of Glenfarg today.

In addition to mounting four new displays, planning new story-telling events and providing historic resources to schools...
28/04/2022

In addition to mounting four new displays, planning new story-telling events and providing historic resources to schools, Museum volunteers have continued to access items gifted to the collection. Amongst these have been several interesting local artefacts including the attached painting of Loch Leven Castle bequeathed to the Museum by the late Mrs Gina Long. Painted in oil and unsigned by the artist, this landscape shows the Castle Island set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lomond Hills. If you think you might know who the artist was, do let the Museum know.

Photos from Perth & Kinross Archive's post
08/04/2022

Photos from Perth & Kinross Archive's post

Sharing a postcard from Perth & Kinross Archive of Stirling Road, Milnathort
31/03/2022

Sharing a postcard from Perth & Kinross Archive of Stirling Road, Milnathort

Postcard view of Stirling Road, Milnathort. Sorry, no date for this image, but we are open to suggestions.

Sharing a postcard of Milnathort from the Perth & Kinross Archive. They are looking for suggestions of the date.
14/03/2022

Sharing a postcard of Milnathort from the Perth & Kinross Archive. They are looking for suggestions of the date.

Postcard view of Milnathort. Sadly no date - any guesses, folks?

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Loch Leven Community Campus
Kinross
KY138FQ

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

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+441577867153

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Sunday 10th January 2020 saw the 80th anniversary of the re-founding of Kinross BB by Roddy Beaton - this is his inscription on the inside cover of the BB roll book used back then.
Together with Kinross Museum and TRACS (Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland) and designer Esther Kent, KLEO has produced a Loch Leven Story map which will 'premiere'/be handed out for the first time at The Blether Bus Tours on Sunday 24 Nov, 11am and 2pm leaving from Loch Leven Community Campus. This image is part of the map designed by Esther. For more info about the bus tours click here: http://www.kleo.org.uk/kinross-winter-festival/news/the-bus-tour-is-back-
I have come into the possession of a little book published by Robert Grant, Edinburgh, in 1928 entitled “A Seceder’s Notebook of Sermons, 1698 to 1721” written down by William Flockhart of Annacroich.

In the forward a descendent, Jane Edith Flockhart, tells something of the discovery of this book on a local farm. She has also inscribed the book, about the size of a paperback.

I have been unable to find any reference to this book on the internet and assume it was a very small printing run.

If you can point me toward anyone who may be able to help, or if there is an historical association that can do the same, it would be much appreciated.

If the book is of historical significance I would be glad to donate it.

The Rev. Canon George R. Eves
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