The Museum of the University of St Andrews

The Museum of the University of St Andrews
7a The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AR




01334 461660

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MUSA tells the story of the history of the University of St Andrews. On display you can see highlights from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts. The museum has four galleries and a Viewing Terrace with panoramic views over St Andrews Bay.

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Opening hours

Summer (1 April - 31 October)
Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm

Winter (1November - 31 March)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-4pm

Admission charges

Free admission

Collection details

Science and Technology

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Image of exhibition poster for Doctors in the Making

Doctors in the Making: Medicine at St Andrews

  • 17 October 2014 — 19 April 2015 *on now

How have doctors learned to keep us fit and healthy? In this exhibition you’ll discover how our knowledge of the human body and healthcare has developed over time. Rarely seen items from the University’s medical collections reveal the role St Andrews has played in pioneering life-changing medical discoveries. They show how technology, equipment and the human body itself have changed the ways in which doctors treat us.


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There's Been a Murder! The Corpse in Crime Fiction

  • 25 November 2014 5:30-6:15pm

Continuing with a medical theme, join Professor Gill Plain from the School of English for a fascinating examination of the changing presentation of the corpse (and the detective's response to it) in 20th and 21st century crime fiction.


Inside the Body: Silhouette Animation

  • 30 November 2014 1:30-3:30pm

What actually happens inside your body? Our friends from Clydebuilt Puppets show you how to use silhouette projection techniques to explore different aspects of your inner self, perhaps with surprising results… Be prepared to make some gooey inner bits and remember, we are made up of lots of water! Free, but booking essential.


How Death Informs Life and Living

  • 2 December 2014 5:30-6:15pm

Ian Parkin, Professor of Clinical Anatomy in the School of Medicine, discusses human dissection in the past, present and future and examines the ethical implications of using human bodies for medical research and the training of doctors. The topic of the talk may mean that this event is unsuitable for children.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children