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.
  • Email
  • Website www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa
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Exploring the history of St Andrews and its University, with occasional art and photography exhibitions.

Fife Art & Craft Map

Listed in the Fife Art & Craft Maporder a print copy (free + p&p).

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 13 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Baby MUSA Time

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 4 May

Free / 01334 461663

Baby MUSA Time: Light and Dark

  • 10:15 – 11:15

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 01334 461663

Baby MUSA Time: Our Bodies

  • 10:15 – 11:15

Birdspotting Walk

Ranger Tony Wilson leads a walk along the seashore to try and spot birds.

Sat 21 Apr

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Dunkirk

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity…

Thu 7 Jun

£6 includes hot drink and scone / 01334 461660

Screening of 'Dunkirk' followed by discussion of the 'Recording Scotland' art collection. For this unique series of events MUSA has teamed up with the Byre Film Club to bring you some of your favourite films paired with a curator’s talk on an associated topic.

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Ever to Excel: An Afternoon of Discovery

Donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery. They will highlight the impact that the donations of St Andrews’ most generous benefactors have on research today: from Art History to Medicine. Refreshments will be…

Sat 19 May

Free / 01334 461660

Part of Festival of Museums.

Ever to Excel Discovery Afternoon

Donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery. Booking is essential.

Sat 19 May

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Medieval Mayhem

Step back in time at this family fun day with the chance to build a catapult, design your own family heraldry and enjoy some medieval music.

Mon 7 May

Free / 01334 461660

  • 11:00 – 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 22 Apr

Free / 01334 461660

Out of the Box: Curious Creatures

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 29 Apr

Free / 01334 461660

Out of the Box: Curious Creatures

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 6 May

Free / 01334 461660

Out of the Box: Eco-Maynia

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 7 more dates until 24 Jun

Rockpooling

Explore the magical under sea world of rock pools. Stick on your wellies and search for crabs, anemones and shrimps below the walls of St Andrews Castle. Booking is essential.

Sun 17 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Science of Sound

Find out how sound works by carrying out lots of fun experiments in the science classroom. Play games and make your own scientific equipment to learn about the properties of sound. Booking is essential.

Mon 4 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

For ages 3–6.

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Free / 01334 461660

For ages 7–12.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Sounding Out Astronomy

Postgraduate Astronomy students from the University of St Andrews collaborate with composers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to produce six new compositions performed by the St Andrews New Music Ensemble.

Sat 5 May

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:30 – 15:30

St Andrews Through Time Walk

A walk through the streets and St Andrews, taking in key sites that play a role in the town's history. Booking is essential.

Mon 28 May

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 16 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Still Life Masterclass

A practical workshop in still-life drawing using artefacts and specimens from MUSA's collection. Booking is essential.

Sat 28 Apr

Free / 0133 446 1660

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Young Archaeologists

Develop your archaeology skills and discover fascinating facts about people of the past. Suitable for ages 7–12. Booking is essential.

Sat 26 May

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 30 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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