St Andrews Museum

St Andrews Museum MUSEUM, CAFÉ, GALLERY & SHOP in a 19th century mansion house surrounded by beautiful Kinburn Park near St Andrews town centre. Free admission | Free WiFi
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It’s all going ON at St Andrews Museum - a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park. We have a lively series of temporary exhibitions and a regular programme of talks, concerts and children’s workshops. Also home to a lovely cafe overlooking the grounds - well worth a wee trip! Free admission and Wifi - a great cheap day out for the whole family that's both educational and fun! At the museum you can enjoy an A to Z of St Andrews, our Kilburn Art Galleries and well stocked Museum Shop.

#LinesfromScotland is with us at St Andrews Museum until 22nd February!
22/01/2020
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#LinesfromScotland is with us at St Andrews Museum until 22nd February!

Fife Contemporary has commissioned independent curator Amanda Game to curate the exhibition Lines from Scotland.

Now showing at St Andrews Museum (until 22 Feb) and touring to Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (7 Mar-10 May) and Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (16 May-25 July).

Lines from Scotland explores some of the many, varied ways that Scottish artists work/have worked with drawing and physical acts of mark-making as a way of developing and communicating thoughts and ideas.

Today's featured artist in #LinesfromScotland is textile artist Deirdre Nelson whose work sits alongside acclaimed music...
22/01/2020

Today's featured artist in #LinesfromScotland is textile artist Deirdre Nelson whose work sits alongside acclaimed musician Inge Thomson exploring relationships between traditional craft, climate change & ecology. Complete with unique knitted headphones to listen to accompanying three tracks!

Today's featured artist in #LinesfromScotland is Rory McEwen - groundbreaking folk musician, writer, poet, sculptor and ...
15/01/2020

Today's featured artist in #LinesfromScotland is Rory McEwen - groundbreaking folk musician, writer, poet, sculptor and painter! - who from childhood was instructed by his governess to draw from nature [image: Rory McEwen Lime, etching, 1979, lent by + photo Estate of Rory McEwen]

Come along this Thursday at 1pm for a free tour of #LinesfromScotland with Fife Contemporary Director Diana Sykes.  We h...
15/01/2020

Come along this Thursday at 1pm for a free tour of #LinesfromScotland with Fife Contemporary Director Diana Sykes. We hope to see you!

The second last of our free lunchtime tours of #LinesfromScotland takes place this Thursday, 16 Jan at 1pm, with Diana Sykes, Fife Contemporary's Director. No booking necessary - just turn up and enjoy an informal walk round the exhibition! St Andrews Museum Creative Scotland Craft Scotland #exhibition (Image by Rob Page, Schedule D Productions)

Pop along for this if you can - Diana's talks offer a wealth of information and insight on the exhibition. We love to li...
15/01/2020

Pop along for this if you can - Diana's talks offer a wealth of information and insight on the exhibition. We love to listen in! 👂🏼

1pm | Thu 16 Jan

The second last of our free lunchtime tours of #LinesfromScotland takes place this Thursday, 16 Jan at 1pm, with Diana Sykes, Fife Contemporary's Director. No booking necessary - just turn up and enjoy an informal walk round the exhibition! St Andrews Museum Creative Scotland Craft Scotland #exhibition (Image by Rob Page, Schedule D Productions)

“I walked with my reason, out beside the sea...”/"Choisich mi cuide ri mo thuigse a-muigh ri taobh a’ chuain..."Today's ...
09/01/2020

“I walked with my reason, out beside the sea...”/"Choisich mi cuide ri mo thuigse a-muigh ri taobh a’ chuain..."

Today's featured artist from #LinesfromScotland exhibition is Edinburgh-based calligrapher and painter Susie Leiper whose Scottish Secretary Hand lines of Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean's "An Roghainn"/ "The Choice" feature on an RBS £5er (the one with the portrait of Nan Shepherd, see https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/25/nan-shepherd-first-woman-scottish-bank-note)

[image: drawings/samples related to ‘The People’s Money’ project, various dates]

Our Lines from Scotland exhibition featured on The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth & Grant Stott on BBC Radio Scotlan...
20/12/2019
BBC Radio Scotland - The Afternoon Show, Live music from Pictish Trail

Our Lines from Scotland exhibition featured on The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth & Grant Stott on BBC Radio Scotland this week. Fascinating insight with Amanda Game about the ideas behind the exhibition and the artists involved.
>> 4.00 minutes in (but if you ffwd you'll miss the brilliant foody song chat dedicated to the Rosyth brussels sprouts spill - it really is all going on in Fife!)

#LinesfromScotland #FifeContemporary #sprouts

Pictish Trail plays live in studio, and the Tuesday Reviewers listen to Stormzy.

“You’ve heard of several kinds of cat...” 🎼 Well we have some lovely and extremely wholesome (looking at you, #CatsMovie...
19/12/2019

“You’ve heard of several kinds of cat...” 🎼 Well we have some lovely and extremely wholesome (looking at you, #CatsMovie) wee Wemyss Ware® pottery cats in our gift shop: the perfect #Christmas gift for all you lovers of #Fife #heritage. And certain to get you feline festive...

We’re delighted to be showing a selection of work by renowned artist jeweller and transformative ECA teacher Dorothy Hog...
18/12/2019

We’re delighted to be showing a selection of work by renowned artist jeweller and transformative ECA teacher Dorothy Hogg, MBE #LinesfromScotland (Image: Dorothy Hogg, Brooch from the Artery Series, Photo John K McGregor)

14/12/2019
Art Ninja | Melting Moon Catcher | Art for Children

This clip from Art Ninja shows a great way for children to take inspiration from sculptor and land artist Andy Goldsworthy, OBE.

Our Lines from Scotland exhibition features still photographs and recent video from Andy Goldsworthy’s Frost Shadow series and an image of the artist’s arm streaked in mud (2012).

Why not come along to see the works on display and then give this a go at home?

#LinesfromScotland

Ricky makes a Melting Moon Catcher inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. SUBSCRIBE TO ART NINJA HERE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCytynWlABGhkN_BboM...

Ian Hamilton Finlay is today's featured artist in the #LinesfromScotland exhibition.  We have the tapestry of his "BCK35...
11/12/2019
Proem by Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay is today's featured artist in the #LinesfromScotland exhibition. We have the tapestry of his "BCK35 (PROEM)" - previously highlighted as a staff favourite - and a fine example of Finlay's monostitch poetry form (see http://ianhamiltonfinlay.com/proem.html).

Fun fact: also being exhibited is work from fellow poet/artist Thomas A. Clark who says it was Finlay that 'drew him into avant-garde poetry' (see https://twitter.com/UofGWriting/status/1196421305748332544)

The art of Ian Hamilton Finlay is unusual for encompassing a variety of different media. Poetry, philosophy, history, gardening and landscape design are among the genres of expression through which his work moves, and his activities have assumed concrete form in cards, books, prints, inscribed stone...

Tomorrow pop along for a lunchtime tour of Lines from Scotland with Fife Contemporary Director, Diana Sykes. Get an insi...
10/12/2019

Tomorrow pop along for a lunchtime tour of Lines from Scotland with Fife Contemporary Director, Diana Sykes. Get an insight into the work on display and the fantastic range of artists involved. Grab a bite to eat or a coffee from the café - Wednesday lunchtimes don't get much better!

Free | 1pm

Tours also on the following dates:

Thu 16 Jan | 1pm
Thu 13 Feb | 1pm

❄️Struggling for #Christmas gift ideas? We have the perfect solution!❄️ Why not book a place for your loved one on the B...
07/12/2019

❄️Struggling for #Christmas gift ideas? We have the perfect solution!❄️ Why not book a place for your loved one on the Botanical #Art #Workshop for adults with Fife Contemporary as part of #LinesfromScotland at St Andrews Museum. Only £15 including refreshments. More details and book online at: https://www.fcac.co.uk/event/botanical-art-workshop/

Action shots from the Christmas decoration workshop with Fife artist Kirsty Lorenz in full festive swing here at St Andr...
07/12/2019

Action shots from the Christmas decoration workshop with Fife artist Kirsty Lorenz in full festive swing here at St Andrews Museum!

#LinesfromScotland

Today's featured artist from #LinesfromScotland is East Neuk-based poet Thomas A. Clark.  Pictured is his "to place", 20...
07/12/2019

Today's featured artist from #LinesfromScotland is East Neuk-based poet Thomas A. Clark. Pictured is his "to place", 2017 (enamel plaque 20x20cm lent by artist, photo by Bruce Pert). With Laurie Clark he created Moschatel Press & now runs Pittenweem's Cairn Gallery.

Lines from Scotland is at St Andrews Museum from 9th November 2019 to 22 February 2020. Open Wednesday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm. Free admission.

Our 3rd featured artist is Laurie Clark from Pittenweem whose work often focuses on a single species of plant and highli...
04/12/2019

Our 3rd featured artist is Laurie Clark from Pittenweem whose work often focuses on a single species of plant and highlights differences between, drawing us into her work and the endlessly fascinating natural world. Her stunning book ‘100 Buttercups’ is available for sale in the museum shop.

#LinesfromScotland

Hosting Saturday's children's workshop here is Kirsty Lorenz Artist - discover her work exploring flowers and plants bel...
03/12/2019
Kirsty Lorenz | Artist

Hosting Saturday's children's workshop here is Kirsty Lorenz Artist - discover her work exploring flowers and plants below.

We are very much looking forward to making beautiful Christmas baubles inspired by holly, ivy and mistletoe with Kirsty.

Festive Decoration Workshop | £5 | age 8+

https://www.fcac.co.uk/event/festive-decoration-workshop/

Kirsty Lorenz is a visual artist for whom flowers are a central subject, depicting them in different ways and contexts through painting, drawing, mixed media and installation.

The Festive Decoration Workshop on Saturday is looking brilliant. A perfect opportunity to make a beautiful handmade gif...
02/12/2019
Festive Decoration Workshop - Fife Contemporary

The Festive Decoration Workshop on Saturday is looking brilliant. A perfect opportunity to make a beautiful handmade gift for relatives or a family keepsake. Still a few spaces available!

1-3pm | age 8+ | £5

Make a unique decoration which will become a family favourite for many years to come! Fife artist Kirsty Lorenz will help you transform a wooden bauble-shaped decoration inspired by wintry plants such as holly, ivy and mistletoe. Sat 7 December... Read More

‘All the time I am trying to create a mood, which I suppose comes from my own recollections in time and place.’Our secon...
30/11/2019

‘All the time I am trying to create a mood, which I suppose comes from my own recollections in time and place.’

Our second featured artist is painter and printmaker Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder.

After studying at the ECA (1949-54) she won many travelling bursaries, worked prolifically across a variety of mediums and won many awards. An excellent draughtsman, best known for her later still lives featuring flowers and cats with considered use of space inspired by Zen culture. She was the first woman to be elected into the RSA and RA and received an OBE, then DBE for her rich contribution to art.

We are delighted to be showing a rare sketch of her husband John Houston

#LinesfromScotland

30/11/2019
Proem by Ian Hamilton Finlay

Today we're sharing one of our favourite artworks from the Fife Contemporary #LinesfromScotland exhibition, writer and artist Iain Hamilton Finlay's "BCK35 (PROEM)" - a nod to his monostitch poetry which neatly foregrounds the classification number of a fishing boat alongside the malaprop "proem" (combining "poem" with the "prow" of a boat, i.e. the part of the bow above the waterline). We are very lucky to also have on display the tapestry version of the artwork, woven in collaboration with Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh resulting in an incredibly precise piece of work (as you'll see!)

Lines from Scotland is at St Andrews Museum from 9th November 2019 to 22 February 2020. Open Wednesday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm. Free admission.

The art of Ian Hamilton Finlay is unusual for encompassing a variety of different media. Poetry, philosophy, history, gardening and landscape design are among the genres of expression through which his work moves, and his activities have assumed concrete form in cards, books, prints, inscribed stone...

Our Scottish Stories for #StAndrewsDay #FairSaturday event with Sheila Kinninmonth is underway and it looks (and sounds!...
30/11/2019

Our Scottish Stories for #StAndrewsDay #FairSaturday event with Sheila Kinninmonth is underway and it looks (and sounds!) like all the children and tartan teddy are enjoying the cosy ambience on this wintery day. Celebrating the Scottish oral tradition in style #GetYerKiltOn #loveFife

We are celebrating St Andrews Fair Saturday with Storytelling & Crafts with Sheila Kinninmonth, and collecting donations...
29/11/2019

We are celebrating St Andrews Fair Saturday with Storytelling & Crafts with Sheila Kinninmonth, and collecting donations for local foodbanks. Join us for a fantastic free family event and help those in need this St Andrews Fair Saturday! https://app.fairsaturday.org/listaeventos2019/St%20Andrews #FairSaturday

Today (like every other day we are open) we are giving you (yes, you!) a very special offer! Don’t spend your #BlackFrid...
29/11/2019

Today (like every other day we are open) we are giving you (yes, you!) a very special offer! Don’t spend your #BlackFriday feeling blue, come on over to St Andrews Museum to explore, reflect and relax in technicolour - FOR FREE! #specialoffer #alwaysfreeentry #wehaveacafetoo

"I frequently think every now and then,Of the glorious food of the noble hen!"What are you #thankful for this #Thanksgiv...
28/11/2019

"I frequently think every now and then,
Of the glorious food of the noble hen!"

What are you #thankful for this #Thanksgiving? We're celebrating (among other things) this lovely American eggsample from our collections. Apparently us Scots - known for our refined palates - developed a real penchant for USA powdered eggs during WW2 rationing, even preferring them to their fresher equivalents. As Dr Seuss' Cat in the Hat says, "I know every way that an egg can be guzzled!" But have you ever tried eggs from a can?

It's a beautiful sunny morning here in St Andrews and - we'd argue - the perfect kind of day for some fresh air and a ni...
28/11/2019

It's a beautiful sunny morning here in St Andrews and - we'd argue - the perfect kind of day for some fresh air and a nice dander along to your local museum for a look around (and perhaps a slice of cake...).

“Painting chose me, not I it.”Introducing our first featured artist from Fife Contemporary’s Lines from Scotland exhibit...
27/11/2019

“Painting chose me, not I it.”

Introducing our first featured artist from Fife Contemporary’s Lines from Scotland exhibition: St Andrews’ very own Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE, whose considered studies on the landscape and natural energy of our local area manifest in the magnificent “St Andrews Looking West (Small Energies series)”, 1981.

An innovator drawn to abstract and experimental forms, Barns-Graham’s unique style has proved popular with our visitors to the exhibition at St Andrews Museum so far: the international significance of her legacy underpinned by the affection with which it is regarded by her local following. Have you been along to view this example from Barns-Graham’s work? What did you think or feel about it?

#LinesfromScotland

Our friends at Cafe in the Park now accept card payments.  And even better... we heard a rumour about homemade mince pie...
20/11/2019

Our friends at Cafe in the Park now accept card payments. And even better... we heard a rumour about homemade mince pies today!

🙌🏻exciting we now take card payments 🙌🏻 #sumup #applepay #atlast #cafeinthepark

A great write-up of Fife Contemporary's Lines from Scotland, currently exhibiting in the gallery space at St Andrews Mus...
16/11/2019
New Fife touring exhibition explores the art of drawing

A great write-up of Fife Contemporary's Lines from Scotland, currently exhibiting in the gallery space at St Andrews Museum: ''while each work of art features lines, be they hand-drawn, etched into ceramic surfaces, modelled in wire or music scores fashioned into art, they also have their own unique stories to impart.'

And as it says in the article: 'No matter whether you’re an art lover or philistine, Lines from Scotland is certain to draw you in.'

Pop along to see for yourself at St Andrews Museum - and let us know what you think. Lines From Scotland will be at St Andrews Museum from 9th November 2019 to 22 February 2020. Open Wednesday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm. Free admission. #LinesfromScotland

What do three generations of artists and early etchings in Constantine’s Cave in Crail have in common?

*FOUND at St Andrews Museum - If you’re the owner of this doll please get in touch so we can reunite you.* Wee Dolly's T...
13/11/2019

*FOUND at St Andrews Museum - If you’re the owner of this doll please get in touch so we can reunite you.*

Wee Dolly's Travel Diaries, Wednesday:

"I've been having a really lovely time at St Andrews Museum. It's cosy, friendly... and the cafe staff have been taking great care of me with their selection of tasty treats and hot drinks. What's more - the A-Z gallery of local social history is really interesting, while the new exhibition Lines from Scotland is a fascinating collection of multidisciplinary comment on the human need to make marks and communicate our inner contemplations through the tangible and material. Hmm… maybe it’s time for me to get back to my buggy. WD ###”

Installation is underway - we are very much looking forward to this exhibition opening on 9 November! #LinesfromScotland
31/10/2019
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Installation is underway - we are very much looking forward to this exhibition opening on 9 November!

#LinesfromScotland

Fife Contemporary has commissioned independent curator Amanda Game to curate the exhibition Lines from Scotland.

It will be shown in Fife at St Andrews Museum (9 Nov 2019-22 Feb 2020) and touring to Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (7 Mar-10 May) and Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (16 May-25 July).

Some of the talented young witches and wizards making broomsticks at our workshop earlier today.What a magical morning w...
19/10/2019

Some of the talented young witches and wizards making broomsticks at our workshop earlier today.

What a magical morning we had! 🧙🏻‍♂️⭐🧙🏻‍♀️🎃

Such a welcome sight on a gloomy day. Our gleaming clock face is at last revealed after restoration as the scaffolding c...
04/10/2019

Such a welcome sight on a gloomy day. Our gleaming clock face is at last revealed after restoration as the scaffolding comes down! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

We love the menu suggestions and the contrast with the fare in the museum cafe today. 🍞🍕🍰#scottishmuseumsday#standrewsmu...
03/10/2019

We love the menu suggestions and the contrast with the fare in the museum cafe today. 🍞🍕🍰

#scottishmuseumsday
#standrewsmuseum
#cafeinthepark

I think we have a winner of 'Mystery Maker of the Week' 🏆👏 Thank you, whoever you are for your leaf pipe cleaner tribute...
27/09/2019

I think we have a winner of 'Mystery Maker of the Week' 🏆👏 Thank you, whoever you are for your leaf pipe cleaner tribute to our colourful exhibition.

#lovelysurprises
#bloomingmarvellous
#standrewsmuseum

Lots of little regular visitors in today enjoying the variety of activities and for this keen carrot it's never too earl...
25/09/2019

Lots of little regular visitors in today enjoying the variety of activities and for this keen carrot it's never too early to start planting her onions & potatoes. Should be a jolly healthy crop!
#vegetablesrule
#bloomingmarvellous

We are counting down the days until the scaffolding comes down and our magnificent Kinburn House is revealed again. Esse...
14/09/2019

We are counting down the days until the scaffolding comes down and our magnificent Kinburn House is revealed again. Essential restoration work began almost 12 months ago.

Even the clock has been given a face lift!

RSPB in the house! With their info & activity packed stall in our foyer today full of inspiration for bringing more wild...
06/09/2019

RSPB in the house! With their info & activity packed stall in our foyer today full of inspiration for bringing more wildlife into our gardens & communities. 😁🦋🐦🐛❤️

Here is a selection of some of our floral inspired items on display in the Kinburn Gallery. You may have similar items t...
05/09/2019

Here is a selection of some of our floral inspired items on display in the Kinburn Gallery. You may have similar items tucked away at home.

#bloomingmarvellous #standrewsmuseum #flowerpower

03/09/2019
03/09/2019

The RSPB will be here at St Andrews Museum this Friday 6 September with their fantastic stall. Why not come come along and make your own bird feeder or seedbomb to help nature flourish? 🐦🌺🌻🐿️

#rspb
#fridayfun #kidscrafts #natureactivity
#standrewsmuseum #bloomingmarvellous

We did ask for some birds and butterflies to decorate the trees, but as you can see our young and sometimes not so young...
26/08/2019

We did ask for some birds and butterflies to decorate the trees, but as you can see our young and sometimes not so young visitors have been so busy that we have had to make some nests!!

#bloomingmarvellous #standrewsmuseum #keepthemcoming

This is the closest attempt to date - are you up for the challenge? We would love to see the jigsaw completed soon☺️#blo...
20/08/2019

This is the closest attempt to date - are you up for the challenge?
We would love to see the jigsaw completed soon☺️

#bloomingmarvellous #standrewsmuseum #challengeaccepted

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Kinburn Park
St Andrews
KY16 9DP

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00
Thursday 10:30 - 16:00
Friday 10:30 - 16:00
Saturday 10:30 - 16:00

Telephone

01334659380

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Eden Art St Andrews is running some interesting painting courses in April. One is painting in the style of Peploe ,one of the scottish colourists. There will also be a gallery visit and talk about the Peploes at Kirckaldy gallery. Have a look at the website to find out full details.