Wemyss Caves Education Centre, has local exhibits and information on the Wemyss Caves and Macduff Castle.
Home of the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society
This society was formed in 1986 after a car was set on fire in Jonathan's Cave, which destroyed the drawing of the swan, which is a part of the Wemyss Coat of Arms.
The Society has Open Sunday's on every second Sunday of the month, running from April to September. The Wemyss Environmental Education Centre which is housed in the Basement Suite of East Wemyss Primary School is the meeting point for all visitors where there is a great collection of local information on the area, on mining, on the Wemyss Caves and much more.
Give yourself time to look round the exhibits, there are hot drinks available as well as numerous helpful and locally produced booklets for sale.
The volunteers are very, very friendly and are only too happy to answer any questions or show you round the exhibits, so don't by shy, and ask for further information if you require it.
This is also the place to meet if you want to take one of the Societies tours of the Wemyss Caves. Hard hats are provided, the guided tours are great fun and take about 1 hour.. Sensible shoes should be worn if you wish to enter any of the caves with the guide.
The exhibition is open on Sundays from 2.00 pm till 4.30 pm.
Visit the Societies web site:
Wemyss Ancient Cave Society
The following photo's were taken in and around the
As can be seen a bright and full room of exhibits awaits you.
Wemyss Environmental Education Centre.
East Wemyss Primary School
Drive or walk through the gates of the school. There is ample car parking.
Walk straight ahead towards the canopy beside the red car.
You will then see the signs that will take you down into the basement
of the school where the exhibition material is on display.
Fossils collected from the local the local beach
Mining played a large part in the lives of this community.
Household objects give a feel for life in the past.
There is a great deal of information about the Wemyss Caves
and Macduff Castle.
Things that have been found on the beach.
and things for children (or adults) to get their hands on.
The Mosaic below can be found just below the school, turn left out the gate and
head down towards the shore. The mosaic is just a minute from the school.
It captures I think the lives and the life of this small community.
Close-ups of sections of the Mosaic.
The very centre of the mosaic - Fish and the sea the heart of the village.
The plaque to the left of this mosaic.
Looking up School Wynd towards the primary school
(just behind the trees ahead)