Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery

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Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery, set in the attractive garden grounds of the town's War Memorial Gardens, houses a collection of fine and decorative arts of local and national importance. The museum owns what is probably the largest public collection of the works of William McTaggart and Scottish Colourist S.J. Peploe existing outside the National Galleries of Scotland. The collection also includes a significant number of works by the Glasgow Boys.The ground floor features an award winning permanent local history display. A lively changing exhibition programme of art, craft, history and photography runs throughout the year. The museum café features a fine display of Wemyss Ware pottery, the colourful local ceramic ware which was produced in the town between the 1890s and 1930 and has a great selection of homebaking.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1030-1700
Sun 1400-1700

Admission charges

Public Holidays Closed

Additional info

Disabled Access:
Ramped entrance. Lift to first floor. Wheelchair available on request.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Medicine, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.


  • 14 February — 31 May 2015 *on now

For its first ever ARTIST ROOMS exhibition, Kirkcaldy Galleries is thrilled to present the work of American photographer Diane Arbus.

Famous for photographing individuals marginalized by society, Arbus refused to take pictures of her subjects in ways that people wanted to see them, challenging concepts of identity, beauty and normalcy.

Her unapologetic approach to photography reveals the complexities of human nature and relationships, making the ordinary extraordinary and the misunderstood familiar.

The Galleries will explore how her work reflected the social, political and economic changes taking place throughout the United States from the 1950s-70s. Featuring twenty of her most seminal pieces, this exhibition and associated events will highlight how Arbus’ work and photographic technique challenges the viewer to see beyond the shocking to the complexities of each individual subject.


Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery
War Memorial Gardens


Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery

Friends of Kirkcaldy Museums & Art Gallery



01592 412860


01592 412870

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