Newburgh Ancestry & History Society

The Newburgh Ancestry and History Society run a Museum based in the Lower Laing Building, 120 High Street Newburgh, Fife and run entirely by Volunteers.

We are open on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons 12 – 4pm from March to the end of November.  During this time, we put on various Exhibitions including our WWI and WW2 Soldiers Remembrance Exhibition in November. 

There is no entrance fee to enter the museum, but we do appreciate donations towards the continued development and running costs.

If you are unable to visit during opening times we can open by appointment by contacting: [email protected]

ABOUT US

The Newburgh Ancestry and History Society run a Museum based in the Lower Laing Building, 121 High Street Newburgh, Fife and run entirely by Volunteers.

HISTORY OF NEWBURGH

The first humans to live on the Tay estuary were small bands of hunter-gatherers in the Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age (c.8000-4000BC). A diverse history from fishing and factories to Whisky making over the centuries.

NEWBURGH’S FAMILY TREE

For those with Ancestral connection to Newburgh, there is the “Newburgh Family Tree” that has approximately 12,600 names of families directly connected to Newburgh and the Parishes of Abdie & Dunbog.

THE LOWER LAING MUSEUM

The Museum  holds a large collection of artefacts pertaining to the lives, trades, sports and families of the Royal Burgh of Newburgh, many of which have been donated over the years. There is also an extensive photographic collection  many of which come from Tom Pearson’s collection, to whom the Society is indebited.