The Museum of the University of St Andrews

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

Website

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/

E-mail

museumenquiries@st-andrews.ac.uk

Telephone

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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Exhibition poster

May They Always Flourish: Graduations at the University of St Andrews

  • 11 January — 30 September 2014 *on now

Join us for a celebration of the event of graduation at the University of St Andrews. Discover what happens during the academic ceremony of graduation, past and present, and find out more about what students and staff wear on this important day. Explore objects from the University’s collections that range from medieval maces to academic gowns, paintings to photographs, and bow ties to the birretum (cap) used for generations in the formal ‘capping’ ceremony.‌

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/current/musa/

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.

How to Graduate

  • 16 April 2014 5-6pm *on now

Join local comedians to take a humorous look at how (not) to graduate. What happens if you forget your name? What are the dangers of standing up too quickly? And why shouldn’t you wave at your tutor as you cross the stage? Featuring stories from those who have failed to graduate without a hitch, this event will help you to do so flawlessly. This free event at MUSA isn’t just for those who will graduate - all are welcome, but booking is essential.

Website

http://st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/

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Make a Nuno Scarf

  • 16 May 2014 2-4pm

At this hands-on workshop led by Twist Fibre Craft Studio you’ll create a beautiful light-weight scarf inspired by colours, patterns and shapes of costumes on display at MUSA. You’ll learn a simple felting technique incorporating dyed cotton fabrics and a selection of dyed merino and silk fibres. Wear old clothes. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/

Music by The Madrigal Society

  • 16 May 2014 5:30-6:30pm

Celebrate Spring and the Festival of Museums with a selection of sunny music by the University of St Andrews Madrigal Group. Their programme will include Romantic English part-songs, Scottish folk songs and the Gaudeamus, traditionally performed at University graduations. Held at MUSA. Free, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/

Portrait Painting Class: ‘The Eyes Have It’

  • 17 May 2014 2-4pm

If you have ever fancied painting a portrait but are not sure where to begin, come along to this inspiring session with professional artist Sophie McKay Knight. Explore how to create a portrait and learn what is involved in making an interesting figurative piece of art. Based on the exhibition ‘May They Always Flourish’, this will be an absorbing, hands-on workshop using a variety of media. Wear old clothes. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/

Craft class:‘Amazing Accessories’

  • 27 June 2014 1-2pm

Glam up your old hairbands, bobbles and combs using a selection of colourful beads, buttons and embroidery threads in this informal lunchtime workshop. Great for a new look or a wee gift. Held at MUSA, free, but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/

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