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Central Fife Museums

Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery has an outstanding collection of Scottish Art, combined with displays on local and natural history, and archaeology. The fine art collection ranges from the eighteenth century to the present day. Highlights include our nationally important collection of paintings by colourist S.J.Peploe and ‘Scottish Impressionist’ William McTaggart. Also on show are the only works by Fife-born artist Jack Vettriano in a public gallery.

The local history collections focus on the traditional local industries of linoleum, mining, and ceramics (the renowned Wemyss Ware pottery was produced in Kirkcaldy). We also have extensive collections of general social history material, including costume and photographic collections dating back over 100 years.

Around 30% of the collection is displayed at Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery (which is situated next to Kirkcaldy Railway Station) with the rest in store. In addition to permanent displays, exhibitions can be seen in the community display space and three larger galleries on the first floor. There are also several branch museums managed by Kirkcaldy. The largest of these, Methil Heritage Centre, also has an exhibitions gallery alongside displays on mining and local industry. MAC (Fife's Mobile Museum) takes exhibitions to a wide variety of community venues around Fife.