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Katherine G wrote a review Aug 2020
17 contributions3 helpful votes
Being a tourist in the Covid-19 summer is a bit weird, no spontaneous dropping in to anything, but the booking process was easy and the chap on meet and greet duty was friendly and welcoming. The cafe was still closed so no point arriving early for your slot but there's a caravan doing takeaway within 100 metres and you can eat in or out at the Adam Smith theatre which is right next door to the caravan. Inside the gallery there are about 4 rooms open and at 10.30am on a Friday I was the only visitor so took a good hour to look at everything. The best pieces for me were in the Contemporary room; Frances Walker's massive Leaving St. Kilda gave a good enough feeling of being at sea to have me flexing my knees as if I was onboard and David Mach's coat hanger sculpture of his Dad was delightful. The other stars were in the Fife room; Michael Colliery is such a clever layering of shape and texture and the View from the Binn has, for me, far more effective use of colour than any of the actual Colourist pieces. What was open was well worth the visit; I got the feeling that there may be other rooms but the virus restrictions meant there wasn't a lot of guides or leaflets to get more information.…
Date of experience: August 2020
rammy42 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom6 contributions16 helpful votes
The museum and galleries are nice for a shot visit of half an hour or so and they are close to the railway station. The library and cafe are a pleasant place to be although some of the staff are a bit rude. The library no longer provides any daily newspapers.
Date of experience: August 2019
Tracy S wrote a review Nov 2019
Fife, United Kingdom27 contributions3 helpful votes
We love going along to the art galleries and library, the staff are lovely, bookbug is fantastic, Lauren is brilliant and we loved the singing and dancing as well as Lauren’s fun socks hehe. There is always something for the kids to do, the explorer expedition is amazing, there is also a kids area in the galleries upstairs where we draw, make stick people, shapes, and wooden flowers, the kids hunt for clues to win stickers or a treat, the library is fab too we spend at least an hour in the library each visit, and we always get to take away a great selection of books. Parking is good, lifts available, cafe and a lovely memorial garden too.…
Date of experience: October 2019
MrsPepperpot_12 wrote a review Nov 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom111 contributions51 helpful votes
Chilly and damp November day. Found it by chance after getting off a train. Modest sized museum with plenty of local interest. Art Galleries and space for families to create. Coffee shop and library. You could spend all day there.
Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Alan w wrote a review Oct 2019
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom190 contributions82 helpful votes
Had coffee and cakes with my wife and it was ok. There was not a lot of choice when we went and it looked like they were wanting to shut up shop and it was only 3.30pm. Could be really good.
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote