Museum of the University of St Andrews

Museum of the University of St Andrews
7a The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR
  • Telephone 01334 461660
  • Opening times Apr–Oct: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–4pm. Nov–Mar: Thu–Sun noon–4pm, Mon–Wed closed.
  • Admission Free.
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Exploring the history of St Andrews and its University, with occasional art and photography exhibitions.

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Across four galleries, permanent and temporary exhibitions reveal treasures from the Museum’s 112,000 item-strong collection, including fine and applied art, silver, textiles, furniture, chemistry and historic scientific instruments, all of which are recognised as collections of national significance by Museums Galleries Scotland. Subjects covered in each gallery include the medieval early history of the town and university, the history of the university across its life and some of the University’s achievements in the areas of the arts, divinity and science. There’s also a ‘learning loft’ for educational events, a gift shop and a viewing terrace with panoramic views over St Andrews Bay, while the Museum can be hired for private receptions and events.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 2008

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Monthly drop-in activity for pre-school children to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play. This drop-in activity is for babies, pre-school children and whoever looks after them.

Fri 1 Dec

01334 461663

  • 11:15 – 12:15

Free / 01334 461663

Winter Wonderland

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Busy Beeswax Candles

Beesy's Beeswax Candles hold a candle making workshop. Booking is essential.

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 01334 461660

  • 13:30 – 15:30

MUSA Christmas Crafts

Drop-in sessions in which you can make tags, cards and decorations for Christmas.

Fri 8 Dec

Free / 01334 461 663

  • 12:30 – 14:00

MUSA Young Archaeologist

Develop your archaeology skills and learn about people of the past at these monthly sessions for ages 7–12. Themes include Marine Archaeology, Stone Age Skills, Travel and Trade, The Incas and Surveying Sites. Every session has a different theme.

Sat 25 Nov

Free / 01334 461660

Stone Age Skills

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Out of the Box

Pop into MUSA and try a new 'Out of the Box' challenge each month. These self-led activities for families are available every Sunday. Ask at Reception to get started on your learning journey.

Sun 19 Nov

Free / 01334 461660


  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 26 Nov

Free / 01334 461660


  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 3 Dec

Free / 01334 461660

Starry Night

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 4 more dates until 31 Dec

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