Museum of the University of St Andrews
- 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.
- Website www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa
Exploring the history of St Andrews and its University, with occasional art and photography exhibitions.
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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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
Ranger Tony Wilson leads a walk along the seashore to try and spot birds.
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.
A hands-on workshop that gives you the chance to print with leaves and test your knowledge of trees. Booking is essential.
Lecture and Liquor
Dr Robin Evetts talks through the highlights of the Victorian period in St Andrews over drinks inspired by the era.
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.
MUSA Highlights Tour
Short tours led by museum staff and volunteers. Booking is essential.
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.
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
Sun 7 May
Sun 14 May
Potty About Pots
Develop your archaeology skills and discover fascinating facts about people of the past. Booking is essential.
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…