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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  • 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.

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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 12 events at this location

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Baby MUSA

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 5 May

Free / 01334 461660

Plants and Flowers

Fri 2 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

Under the Sea

Birdspotting Walk

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

Sat 3 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

Hidden Treasures of St Andrews Walk

A walking tour of St Andrews to unveil some of the landmarks that are often forgotten, including the sacred spring used by monks in the Middle Ages.

Sat 13 May

Leaf Printing

A hands-on workshop that gives you the chance to print with leaves and test your knowledge of trees. Booking is essential.

Sat 17 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

For children 3-6 years.

Free / 01334 461660

For children 7-12 years.

Lecture and Liquor

Dr Robin Evetts talks through the highlights of the Victorian period in St Andrews over drinks inspired by the era.

Wed 26 Apr

Free / 01334 461660

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 1 May

Free / 01334 461660

MUSA Highlights Tour

Short tours led by museum staff and volunteers. Booking is essential.

Sat 20 May

Free / 01334 461660

Osteoarchaeology

Discover how the lives of ancient people are written in their bones and see archaeological science at work in this hands-on event with professional osteoarchaeologist Maureen Kilpatrick. Booking is essential.

Sat 24 Jun

Free / 01334 461660

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 30 Apr

Free / 01334 461660

Victorian Mystery Trail. Follow the clues around the museum and help Sherlock solve the mystery.

Sun 7 May

Free / 01334 461660

Barmy Botany: Discover which plants and flowers end up as medicines, food and drink, then invent some revolting recipes of your own.

Sun 14 May

Free / 01334 461660

Barmy Botany: Discover which plants and flowers end up as medicines, food and drink, then invent some revolting recipes of your own.

…and 6 more dates until 25 Jun

Potty About Pots

Develop your archaeology skills and discover fascinating facts about people of the past. Booking is essential.

Sat 27 May

Free / 01334 461660

Victorian Fayre - Party Like A Victorian

Take a step back in time and join us for our traditional Victorian fayre! Chuckle at the Comedy skits, get your knees up to a bit of Gilbert & Sullivan or get lost in the tall tales of the Storyteller. Alternatively, make yourself a natty top hat or dress up (complete with a bit of face painting and hair dressing!) as…

Sat 20 May

Young Archaeologists

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

Sat 29 Apr

Free / 01334 461660

Curious Coins

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