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East Neuk Festival - Zulu

East Neuk Festival - Zulu

28 June 2024 5:06 - 28 June 2024

The East Neuk Festival is coming to the Museum!

In the dramatic setting of our Zulu Gallery, harpist and composer Esther Swift will create an atmospheric evocation of the story of the Zulu fishing fleets, once ubiquitous in East Scotland.

The Zulu was invented in 1879 (also the year of the Anglo-Zulu War, hence…) and swiftly became the vessel of choice for fishermen all around Scotland’s coasts. Its dominance was ended by World War I, and by the development of steam, then diesel powered boats. Many of these graceful craft were simply left to rot on the shores – some can still be found.

Esther Swift is creating a piece bringing together community and professional musicians to evoke the boats and the communities that depended on them, the storms they weathered and the lives they led at sea and on land.

Friday 28th June 5.00pm

Tickets £5. Book via the East Neuk Festival Website


See the East Neuk Festival Website for more information.

Image Credit: East Neuk Festival
Summer Activities and Events

Summer Activities and Events

01 June 2024 10:00 - 18 August 2024 16:00

Summer Activities and Events

Have some fun at the Museum this summer at our weekly activities and events. Events vary from crafts, storytelling to a little bit of science. Our Art Cart will be in the Zulu Gallery all summer with crafts and games to enhance your visit.

Live locally? Why not join Kipper’s Summer Club and support the Museum while collecting stamps towards a special prize! Find out more here.

June - August 2024

Free with Museum Admission or £2.50 Event Only

Storytime with Kipper the Cat

Storytime with Kipper the Cat

06 May 2024 14:00 - 12 August 2024 14:30

Free Storytelling Session

Join our friendly cat Kipper for some stories and songs with a salty twist fortnightly on Monday afternoons every fortnight. Enjoy a story or two and sing some songs for all ages.

2.00pm - 2.30pm Monday 8th July, 22nd July, 5th August and 12th August

Free event - ask at Reception for directions

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Pride in the Seas

Pride in the Seas

26 June 2024 - 16 September 2024

A powerful photo-led exhibition featuring 12 individuals from across Scotland, “Pride in the Seas” depicts the challenges, pride and responsibility felt by those working in Scotland’s fishing industry.

Merchant's Room : 100 Species in the Firth

Merchant's Room : 100 Species in the Firth

05 June 2024 - 01 July 2024

Selected entries to this year’s Art Competition - pupils were invited to explore the 100 species that visit the Forth and those that call it home

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