Artefacts from six continents – which feature in a new family-friendly exhibition – are set to brighten winter months at the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.

You can follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages in a colourful exhibition called 'Explore! Travellers & Trailblazers', which opened on Saturday.

Explore! features a host of intriguing objects from far flung places – including Japan, China, South Africa, India and Australia – and from the depths of the oceans.

It’s a chance to feast your eyes on beautiful hand-painted pottery, intricately carved ivory and polished jade. And to unearth some fascinating facts – who knew there’s more than one type of boomerang; that the oldest surviving map is 2500 years old; or that many famous pirates were women?

Learn about the lives of famous explorers and delve into the world of seafarers, whalers and castaways.

Meet Rory the Totem Polar Explorer, challenge yourself with our gallery quiz and pick up a fun craft pack to take home.

“We are all explorers from the day we are born,” said exhibition curator Lesley Lettice.

"But you don’t have to travel any further than your local museum to go on your own voyage of discovery. Your epic adventure starts here!”

For more information check visit or telephone the venue 01383 602365