Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History

Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History
Bute Medical Building, School of Biology, St Andrews University, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS
  • Telephone 01334 461660
  • Opening times July/Aug: Tue–Fri 2–5pm. Closed Sat–Mon.
  • Seasonal times Other times by appointment
  • Admission free
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  • Website www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/…
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Fascinating natural history collection with roots in Victorian era. Lots of rare species in taxidermy and skeletal form.

  • Open since: 1912

Events at this venue

There are 9 events at this location

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Big Draw: Shadow Puppets

Create a shadow puppet inspired by the animals at the museum and then watch as the lights are dimmed and your shadow puppet comes to life. Booking is essential.

Mon 16 Oct

Free / 01334 461 663

Ages 3–6.

  • 14:00 – 14:45

Free / 01334 461 663

Ages 7–12.

  • 15:00 – 16:00

The Evolution of Beauty in Nature

Dr Carl Smith discusses beauty and evolution in nature. Booking is essential.

Sat 2 Dec

Free / 01334 461660

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Fantastic Fossils

Get your hands on some fantastic fossils and discover what they can tell us about prehistoric life. Booking is essential.

Mon 24 Jul

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 3–6.

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 7–12.

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Horsing Around

Find out about horses and their mythical relatives during an afternoon of animal antics, inspired by the Kelpies in St Andrews. Booking is essential.

Thu 12 Oct

Free / 01334 461 663

Ages 3–6.

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Free / 01334 461 663

Ages 7–12.

  • 11:00 – 12:00

North Uist: The Scottish Galapagos

This talk by Dr Carl Smith considers why North Uist provides the conditions for sticklebacks to undergo rapid evolutionary diversification. Booking is essential.

Sat 18 Nov

Free / 01334 461 663

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Le Petit Monde Puppet Show and Craft Workshop

Join Lapin, a French-speaking bunny, and his lively little puppet friends on their adventures. Followed by singing, dancing and craft activities. Suitable for ages 3–8 and their accompanying adults.

Fri 28 Jul

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Pokémon GO Hunt

Collect your explorer’s log book and hunt Pokémon around St Andrews. Then return to the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History to discover why hunters of the past thought mythical creatures were real and create your very own Pokémon inspired by the animals on display. Booking is essential.

Thu 20 Jul

Free / 01334 461660

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Summer Workshop: Whale of a Time

Learn about the history of whale hunting.

Wed 5 Jul

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 7–12

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Survival Safari

Meet rare, endangered and even extinct animals and explore why some have survived and why others have died out. Booking is essential.

Mon 17 Jul

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 3–6.

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 7–12.

  • 11:00 – 12:00

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