Methil Heritage Centre

Methil Heritage Centre Sorry! We are currently closed due to Covid-19. ON at Methil Heritage Centre since 1991 | Exhibitions | Local History | Events Explore the heritage of Methil and the surrounding Levenmouth area with permanent display, series of changing exhibitions and local studies area.

Operating as usual

Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh during one of his visits to Methil Heritage Centre in 1996. πŸ•Š#ShineOnFife
17/04/2021

Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh during one of his visits to Methil Heritage Centre in 1996. πŸ•Š

#ShineOnFife

Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh during one of his visits to Methil Heritage Centre in 1996. πŸ•Š

#ShineOnFife

These #OnFife Comedy Cafes have been a great success!  If you love a giggle, a chortle, or a rolloching good laugh, his ...
26/03/2021

These #OnFife Comedy Cafes have been a great success! If you love a giggle, a chortle, or a rolloching good laugh, his is a great option for another Friday night in πŸ˜† See details below.

#ShineOnFife

Join us in another OnFife Comedy CafΓ© – Online!

Enjoy a Friday night in with some live comedy streamed to your screen and for only a fiver, it's a steal!

Book now: https://bit.ly/ComedyCafeOnlineMarch

#ShineOnFife @RaymondMearns Raymond Mearns

#RothesHalls are amongst many centres in Fife tirelessly distributing the Covid 19 vaccine.  Thanks for sharing this poi...
23/03/2021

#RothesHalls are amongst many centres in Fife tirelessly distributing the Covid 19 vaccine. Thanks for sharing this poignant message, and a huge thanks to all those in every occupation that has helped to get us through this last year. Keep safe. πŸ˜·πŸ‘β¬…οΈβž‘οΈ

#ShineOnFife

It's been a very strange and sometimes really difficult year. It does seem like there might now be a light at the end of the tunnel, but let's take some time to reflect and remember πŸ’•#ShineOnFife #loveforthelost

18/03/2021

OnFife is bringing us a little happiness with an online Spring Festival this weekend. Comedy, dance, music, film and more. Top talent from Fife and beyond. πŸ˜€

#ShineOnFife #Springfestival #InternationalDayOfHappiness

A great photo from the 1930s from #onfifearchives.  Did East Fife FC have a women's team back in the 1930s and 40s, when...
12/03/2021

A great photo from the 1930s from #onfifearchives.

Did East Fife FC have a women's team back in the 1930s and 40s, when the lad's team were regularly bringing home the silverware? Let us know below ⚽️

#shineOnFife #womensfootball #EastFifefc

πŸ“· Coaltown Ladies Football Team, 24th May 1935

Tullis Russell 0️⃣ 8️⃣ Coaltown

Women's football exploded in Fife in 1935. Local teams included Coaltown of Balgonie, Freuchie, Markinch and Thornton as well as works teams such as Tullis Russell and Haig's.

This image was taken before the first ever match between Coaltown Ladies and Tullis Russell Ladies at Prinlaws Park.

We're sharing archive images of working, and playing, women and celebrating their stories in the lead up to International Women's Day.

Head to onfife.com/shineon/international-womens-day-2021 to see all our online events, workshops, exhibitions and short films.

#InternationalWomensDay2021 #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge
#ShineOnFife

East Fife Girls and Women's Football Club
East Fife Community Football Club
Raith Rovers CC Women and Girls FC
Dunfermline Athletic Ladies FC

04/03/2021
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Join us for another MINI MUSEUM TOUR where things are looking up
During the Victorian era ceramic tiles were a shop fitters dream material. Tiles were cheap to produce in any colourful design and were easy to clean. Ideal for a butcher shop of the industrial age.

#Onfife are bringing us some spring sensations with this dynamic online festival of comedy, music, film and more.  Hope ...
03/03/2021

#Onfife are bringing us some spring sensations with this dynamic online festival of comedy, music, film and more. Hope you can join us.

#ShineOnFife #artsfestival

We are very excited to announce we are having an online Spring Festival! A showcase of the best comedy, music, and film from Fife and beyond. Save the date and watch this space!.
#ShineOnFife

01/03/2021
#OnFife Libraries are excited to be restarting this popular service.  If you love a good read and have been missing popp...
27/02/2021

#OnFife Libraries are excited to be restarting this popular service. If you love a good read and have been missing popping into the library this is a great alternative! Keep on keeping safe 😷

Connect and Collect is back on Mon 8 March!

Place an order now: www.onfife.com/connectandcollect - or you can call a branch from Mon 1 March, when we will be returning to buildings. Collections will be at the door at arranged timeslots.

We can't wait to get re-started - Please Share!! ☺️
#ShineOnFife

Do you work with young people in Fife in an arts capacity, either freelance or an organisation?  Check out this inspirin...
08/02/2021

Do you work with young people in Fife in an arts capacity, either freelance or an organisation? Check out this inspiring #OnFife funding opportunity 🎻🎼🎨🎭🎀🎬

#ShineOnFife

YOUTH ARTS SMALL GRANT SCHEME
OnFife has launched a small grants initiative to support freelance artists and creatives to work with young Fifers on new projects.
Grants of between Β£500 and Β£5000 are available to work with children and young people, especially those who have been most affected by COVID-19.
The Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme is funded by Creative Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund.
The grant will not only enable freelance youth arts practitioners to deliver activity for the benefit of Fife’s children and young people but also to strengthen connections with organisations and communities.
Projects must be delivered in partnership with relevant organisations and can take place between April 2021 and March 2022.
We will showcase all the artistic works at the end of the project.
Information sessions are being held on 10 and 17 February at 3pm or 6pm. To book a place or for further information, email [email protected] or call Karen on 07732 604401.
Application deadline Monday 8 March 2021.

04/02/2021
Welcome to another Mini Museum Tour.

Welcome to another MINI MUSEUM TOUR exploring our permanent collection! This tour looks back at some of the objects and photographs from our rich mining heritage.

Check out the link below for some fascinating and terrifying insights into historic incidents and accidents that occured in and around Fife mines.
http://www.scottishmining.co.uk/151.html

#ShineOnFife #fifehistory #mininghistory

14/01/2021
OnFife

Keep Safe!
#ShineOnFife

We're doing all we can to protect team members, customers and communities, and reflecting the Scottish Government's new Stay at Home measures, our frontline services are on hold.

Our libraries and archives are closed, Connect and Collect will be suspended till at least Mon 25 Jan (though we'll look at this again after the government update on Mon 18 Jan), and our museums and theatres will remain closed until official guidance allows us to consider reopening them.

If you're missing reading - or listening to - great books, did you know we have a free digital service offering thousands of ebooks, eAudio and emagazines? Find out more: http://fife.rbdigitalglobal.com/

Again, thank you for your continued support!

#ShineOnFife

Info for our other venues - libraries, galleries etc.
18/12/2020

Info for our other venues - libraries, galleries etc.

All of our festive opening times are available for all our open venues on our website: https://onfife.com/festive-opening-hours

#ShineOnFife

This rare glimpse of women working for the coal industry was shared by #onatfifearchives earlier in December.  Do you ha...
17/12/2020

This rare glimpse of women working for the coal industry was shared by #onatfifearchives earlier in December. Do you have family or friends that remember women working on these tasks? What was it like?

#ShineOnFife #womenatwork

Pickers at the Michael Colliery, East Wemyss.

Most β€œpit brow lasses” were young women in their twenties, who had parents, brothers, or husbands also working in the mines. They stood at the picking tables inspecting the coal brought from the pit face, picking out lumps of dirt and rocks.

You can read more about women in mining here, thanks to the National Mining Museum Scotland
πŸ”Ž https://bit.ly/36vYlMk

And there are hundreds of mining documents to explore in our archive
πŸ”Ž https://bit.ly/3mzPVZC

#ShineOnFife

Methil Heritage Centre
09/12/2020

Methil Heritage Centre

#onatfifearchives have started to compile an album of historic mining photos.  They could use a bit of help identifying ...
16/11/2020

#onatfifearchives have started to compile an album of historic mining photos. They could use a bit of help identifying what's going on in the photos or the location. The link will take you to their amazing Flickr page and if you have any suggestions leave a comment on their Facebook post.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/onfifearchives/albums/72157716914567492/with/50609681536/

#ShineOnFife #fifemining #mininghistory

We need help from some mining experts and I think we have a few of those in Fife. This new album we have created on Flickr comes from a set of glass magic lantern slides that hadn't been scanned before. We believe that they were training slides but don't know where they came from. There is one picture of a pit but no name is assigned. Can you help? Some of the slides had handwritten labels and I have tried to decipher them but if I have guessed wrongly please let us know. Just click over to flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/onfifearchives/albums
#ShineOnFife

13/11/2020
Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Happy FRIDAY! It's the second day of Susan McGill Designs amazing pop up event and we're open 10-4! πŸ₯°

Why not combine retail therapy with a visit to our galleries and museum? πŸ‘‰book here https://onfife.com/venues/kirkcaldy-galleries OR call us on 01592 583206

Our library is open for limited browsing, no need to book. 😊

#ShineOnFife #supportlocal🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #fridayfeeling #loveoorlangtoun

Buckhaven Library
13/11/2020

Buckhaven Library

Morning 😊 today is "World kindness day" so have a good one!
#ShineOnFife

#onatfifearchives have shared this great advice for family history researchers.#ShineOnFife #geneology #familyhistory
11/11/2020
On at Fife Archives

#onatfifearchives have shared this great advice for family history researchers.

#ShineOnFife #geneology #familyhistory

If you want to trace your family's war history, this article gives a good overview of the online resources that will get you started.

Our Local Studies teams can help you search local newspapers and have unique local books and resources that might be of interest. You can also use the Ancestry site for free in any Fife library.

Appointments can be booked here https://bit.ly/3k7DwKn

#ShineOnFife #wewillrememberthem

06/11/2020

Remembrance Day will be unusual this year like so many other things, but a wee look at the items we have in our display relating to the wars will help us to remember that we must not forget!

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MINI MUSEUM TOUR!

How about joining others online for a Remembrance Service available from 10.30am, on Sunday 8 November. Just go to:
www.fife.gov.uk/remembrance2020

#Shineonfife #Remembranceday #1stworldwar #2ndworldwar

26/10/2020
On at Fife Archives

This really informative video from #onatfifearchives highlights the destination for much of the linen manufactured in Kirkcaldy. So relevant to Levenmouth and Methil docks too πŸ˜ƒ.

#BlackHistoryMonth #linen #ShineOnFife

In the 1700s, handloom weavers in parts of Fife made hundreds of thousands of yards of linen. Who was it made for and where did it go?

#BlackHistoryMonth #ShineOnFife

If you fancy a little Fife spooktacular for Halloween check out the link below.  Be aware, it's intended for grownups!!
24/10/2020

If you fancy a little Fife spooktacular for Halloween check out the link below. Be aware, it's intended for grownups!!

Look out for an intriguing investigation into the paranormal this Halloween - https://www.onfife.com/shineon/paranormal-activity!

Leanord Low, author of 5 published books - The Weem Witch, Untold Stories of Largo, Untold Stories of St Andrews, Scotlands Untold Stories and The Battle of St Monans - will take you through a thorough and sensible examination of the supernatural with his partner in crime Roger Wilson in their 45 minute film from 8pm 30 October!

#ShineOnFife

23/10/2020

Grab a cuppa β˜•οΈ, sit back and enjoy our 2nd Mini Museum Tour from our permanent display - The Growth of Levenmouth.

It's great to see #onatfifearchives local history detective out sleuthing again!   Easy to pass these by without a glanc...
16/10/2020

It's great to see #onatfifearchives local history detective out sleuthing again! Easy to pass these by without a glance. Can you help them locate and identify any in our area?

#ShineONFife #ordnancesurvey

Local History Detective - He is Back!
Have you ever seen one of these Ordnance Survey benchmarks while out and about in Fife?

(The Arrowhead or 'crowsfoot' was marked on most military equipment in Britain for centuries) The army also made all the maps for the government too!

Benchmarks were fixed points used to calculate the height above sea level. The first systematic network of levelling lines and benchmarks was initiated in 1840, but some benchmarks date back to 1831.

Mostly this simple shape was replicated in a standard way, but some of these are quite different.

Please do share with us any interesting ones you have seen.

#ShineOnFife

14/10/2020

We're bringing our permanent display out to meet you with this series short videos. We hope these mini museum tours will take you back in time and showcase some of the fantastic objects from our social history.

The links below will take you to some additional information about some of the objects on display via #TheScottishAntiquriesSociety 's open source archive.

Henshall 1963 - Ashgrove Cist Burials.
http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8656/8624
Marshall 1977 - Carved Stone Balls
http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8959/8927
Todd 2006 - Carved Stone Balls
http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9674/9641

#Shineonfife #Bronzeage #Ancientfife #Fifehistory

Linen Mills and Millies at Kirkcaldy Galleries next week. Make a booking here:https://onfife.com/venues/kirkcaldy-galler...
14/10/2020

Linen Mills and Millies at Kirkcaldy Galleries next week. Make a booking here:

https://onfife.com/venues/kirkcaldy-galleries

ANNOUNCING 'Linen, Mills & Millies' will be at Kirkcaldy Galleries next week πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Local stories & images of Fife as well as the BIG REVEAL of our new Scottish Millies πŸ’ͺ #kirkcaldygalleries #community #shineonfife #newdisplay #ourlinenstories #freeevent #makingmillies #journeysindesign

Can you help #onatfifearchives identify some of the unknown schools or dates for the new addition to their Flickr albums...
12/10/2020
On at Fife Archives

Can you help #onatfifearchives identify some of the unknown schools or dates for the new addition to their Flickr albums?
#ShineOnFife

It's Monday morning and we have another addition to our Flickr page to tell you about. This time we have added our Spotlight on Children and schools photographs and quite a few of them are unknown schools or unknown dates. If you have any information you are willing to share you can comment on the bottom of each photograph on Flickr. Next week we will be looking at Transport again.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/onfifearchives/albums
#ShineOnFife

Despite continuing Covid restrictions #ONFife has so much to offer.  Museum, gallery, library and archive services are u...
12/10/2020

Despite continuing Covid restrictions #ONFife has so much to offer. Museum, gallery, library and archive services are up and running in many of our venues. Check out the links below πŸ˜€
#ShineOnFife

Just a reminder for everyone that you can find all the info you could possibly need about our services right now on our website. 😎

For online links: http://bit.ly/ONFifeTheatreLinks 🎭

Bookbugs: http://bit.ly/BookbugPlaylist 🐝

For visiting libraries info: https://bit.ly/VisitingYourLibrary πŸ“”

For Connect and Collect info: https://bit.ly/Connect_and_Collect πŸ“–

For Museums, Galleries and Local Studies info: https://www.onfife.com/Bookmuseumvisit πŸ—Ώ

For general updates: https://onfife.com/news

If there's anything else, drop us a message! :)

#ShineOnFife

22/09/2020
ONFife

If you didn't get a chance to visit the #BloomingMarvellous exhibition at Methil Heritage Centre before lockdown, you'll now find it at Kirkcaldy Galleries. They have some fantastic additional objects and new activities. It's a great day out and a family friendly trip!🌺

To book a visit go to https://onfife.com/venues/kirkcaldy-galleries

#Shineonfife

Blooming Marvellous is open 10 - 4 today so why not enjoy a visit?

Find out more: https://bit.ly/BloomingMarvellousKGalleries

#ShineOnFife #LoveFifeAgain

I loved this story about a local Methil legend.  The first live static rocket ejection seat test was undertaken by this ...
16/09/2020

I loved this story about a local Methil legend. The first live static rocket ejection seat test was undertaken by this guy 😲

Thank you #Levenmouth

#Shineonfife #locallegends #ejectionseat #testpilot

π—Ÿπ—˜π—©π—˜π—‘π— π—’π—¨π—§π—› π—Ÿπ—˜π—šπ—˜π—‘π——π—¦: 𝗗𝗒𝗗𝗗𝗬 𝗛𝗔𝗬

Doddy Hay was a daredevil.

An airman, parachutist, sportsman, writer, and a casually fearless guinea pig in the development of the ejector seat, Doddy spent the later years of his life living in the Swan Court flats in Lower Methil.

He enjoyed a tipple, and old regulars of Lower Methil pubs such as the Empire Bar may well recall his affable manner and old-school charm.

Doddy wrote a number of books, including an in-depth guide to bullfighting, a tourist guide to Norway and a short novel (β€˜Hit The Silk’) about a young lad’s unlikely rise to the ranks of the British competitive parachuting team.

But, in this life of great adventure, perhaps his most spectacular achievement was to be strapped – willingly, would you believe? – into a very early prototype of the rocket-powered aircraft ejection seat.

Doddy was part of an elite band of ejection β€œtest pilots” employed by the Martin-Baker company, still the world’s leading maker of ejection seats.

In 1961, they performed the world’s first β€˜0-0’ ejection – that’s zero altitude, zero speed. In other words, they sat the ejection seat on the ground and fired it, like a firework, up into the air.

Doddy Hay was the β€˜Man in the Hot Seat’ (the title of the book he would later write about his experiences) – propelling him into the aviation history books.

Martin-Baker says more than 7,600 people have been saved by the device which Doddy risked life and limb to create.

Not a bad legacy for a true Levenmouth Legend.

A fantastic resource for local research topics and family history from Kirkcaldy Galleries πŸ‘ Appointments are available ...
16/09/2020

A fantastic resource for local research topics and family history from Kirkcaldy Galleries πŸ‘

Appointments are available today and tomorrow.
It's easy to book, just call 01592 583206.

LOCAL & FAMILY HISTORY 🌳
appointments available today and tomorrow!

Call us on 01592 583206
or book online πŸ‘‡ [email protected]/bookings/" rel="nofollow,noopener" target="_blank">https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/[email protected]/bookings/

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Thanks to #OnFifeArchives for setting up this group. Its aim is to advertise local history events across Fife, to publicise projects needing help, information or volunteers and to put Fife local history fans in touch with each other. #ShineOnFife
Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh during one of his visits to Methil Heritage Centre in 1996. πŸ•Š #ShineOnFife
These #OnFife Comedy Cafes have been a great success! If you love a giggle, a chortle, or a rolloching good laugh, his is a great option for another Friday night in πŸ˜† See details below. #ShineOnFife
#RothesHalls are amongst many centres in Fife tirelessly distributing the Covid 19 vaccine. Thanks for sharing this poignant message, and a huge thanks to all those in every occupation that has helped to get us through this last year. Keep safe. πŸ˜·πŸ‘β¬…οΈβž‘οΈ #ShineOnFife
OnFife is bringing us a little happiness with an online Spring Festival this weekend. Comedy, dance, music, film and more. Top talent from Fife and beyond. πŸ˜€ #ShineOnFife #Springfestival #InternationalDayOfHappiness
A great photo from the 1930s from #onfifearchives. Did East Fife FC have a women's team back in the 1930s and 40s, when the lad's team were regularly bringing home the silverware? Let us know below ⚽️ #shineOnFife #womensfootball #EastFifefc
Join us for another MINI MUSEUM TOUR where things are looking up During the Victorian era ceramic tiles were a shop fitters dream material. Tiles were cheap to produce in any colourful design and were easy to clean. Ideal for a butcher shop of the industrial age.
#Onfife are bringing us some spring sensations with this dynamic online festival of comedy, music, film and more. Hope you can join us. #ShineOnFife #artsfestival
#OnFife Libraries are excited to be restarting this popular service. If you love a good read and have been missing popping into the library this is a great alternative! Keep on keeping safe 😷
Do you work with young people in Fife in an arts capacity, either freelance or an organisation? Check out this inspiring #OnFife funding opportunity 🎻🎼🎨🎭🎀🎬 #ShineOnFife