Gateway Galleries

Gateway Galleries
The Gateway Centre
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9RJ



01334 461660

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The Gateway Galleries are the University's temporary exhibition venue, featuring a changing programme of exhibitions, on subjects ranging from art and photography to science and ethnography. Cafe facilities are available on weekdays.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9am-3.45pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm

Admission charges

Free admission

Collection details

Science and Technology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Arty Saturdays

  • 18 January — 17 May 2014 *on now

Come along to the Gateway Galleries and get stuck into an exciting range of arty activities linked to the temporary exhibitions. Activities are suitable for all ages and change each week so bring along the whole family! Free, drop-in, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Making Waves exhibition poster

Making Waves: Innovations in the Science of Sound

  • 15 March — 17 May 2014 *on now

Come to the Gateway Galleries for a rare opportunity to explore the nationally recognised collection of Historic Scientific Instruments from the University of St Andrews. Take a journey through the innovations that have transformed the way we’ve understood and used sound for the last 200 years. Learn about the brilliant scientists and instrument makers who revolutionised our knowledge of sound and see how their ideas are still being used in scientific projects today.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Scientific Instruments as Teaching Tools in Victorian Britain

  • 30 April 2014 5:30-6:15pm

The 19th century was a time of scientific innovation, with new, ground-breaking instruments pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. But instruments were not only for research: they had a key role in demonstrating scientific discoveries to learners and to lay people. This talk by Dr Aileen Fyfe, School of History, will investigate how instruments were used to spectacular effect in popular scientific lectures, and how they transformed the nature of science teaching in universities, including St Andrews. Held at the Gateway Galleries. Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+