One of St Andrews’ best-loved buildings is about to close temporarily so that a winter makeover can begin.

The programme of essential maintenance work at St Andrews Museum will include replacing most of the B-listed building’s windows.

The mid-Victorian mansion house in Kinburn Park will close to visitors on Saturday (17 September) following a busy summer. It will reopen in early spring.

When visitors return next year, they will be able to enjoy a refreshed display of objects linked to the town’s history.

The shop will offer museum-goers a new range of gifts, and the aim is to introduce locally produced arts and crafts.

Coinciding with the reopening will be the acclaimed exhibition Brushstrokes, which showcases works from the dazzling array of paintings managed by cultural charity OnFife.

The winter maintenance programme follows the opening in June of a new-look café that has been warmly welcomed by museum visitors.

Venue Supervisor Jud Hunter says: “We would like to thank all those who have come to the museum throughout the year. We’re so pleased the work is going ahead and are already looking forward to welcoming back visitors to our refreshed museum in the spring.”

For information about reopening go to our website https://www.onfife.com/venues/st-andrews-museum/ or follow StAndrewsMuseum on Facebook and Instagram