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

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.

Young Archaeologists

  • 25 April 2015 2-1:30pm

Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then these events are for you! Join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills and learn about people of the past. Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Baby MUSA

  • 1 May 2015 10:15-11:15am

Held every month, Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play. This drop-in activity is for pre-school children and whoever looks after them. The MUSA Learning Loft provides a place to relax, park your buggy and have a tea or coffee.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Medieval Mayhem

  • 4 May 2015 11am-4pm

Travel back in time to auld Medieval Scotland. Make your own armour, design your family heraldry and see how far our home-made catapult will launch balls of paper. Drop-in activities for all the family. Free, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Out of the Box

  • 10 May 2015 1-3pm

Never mind Out of the Box, how about out of the museum? Start you pilgrimage at MUSA where you can gather equipment and make a map to set you on your way around St Andrews.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Fish Medal

Design and Cast a Medal

  • 16 May 2015 10:30am-4:30pm

Have you felt particularly proud of something you've done recently? Then you deserve a medal! Come on down to MUSA with your very own ideas for a striking badge of honour and we'll show you everything you need to know to turn it into a little piece of pewter perfection! Under that protective mask, you'll discover local sculptor Roddy Mathieson manning the Mobile Foundry and passing on a wealth of knowledge on all sorts of 'mouldy' subjects! So this is what they mean when they say you are playing with fire!
Suitable for all the family.

Suitable for

Website

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

Fighter Jet

From Balloons to Typhoons Presents: RAF Leuchars' Big Day Out

  • 17 May 2015 11am-4pm

If we are full of hot air, then we are proud of it! From RAF Leuchars humble beginnings as a balloon training base, they've come a long way. Join us in celebrating RAF Leuchars' Big Day Out with this family-friendly gala set firmly in the 1940s to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. There'll be lots of homefront entertainment including live music and dancing, a WWII cooking demonstration with a chance to sample the results, and a 1940s hair and make-up salon! There's plenty for the kids to enjoy with face-painting and balloons (of course!), a photo booth and movies showing footage from the period. Top all that off with a pipe band and we've got a day that really takes off!

Suitable for

Website

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

V&A Dundee Talk - Philip Long

  • 20 May 2015 5:30-6:15pm

Come hear about the upcoming V&A Museum of Design from its Director, Philip Long. Like the new Recording Britain exhibition, the new museum seeks to preserve the past but looks forward to the future. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Young Archaeologists

  • 30 May 2015 2-3:30pm

Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then these events are for you! Join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills and learn about people of the past. Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/.

Plant Hunters

  • 31 May 2015 1-3pm

Whether cooking, medicine or perfume, you use herbs every day! Become a Plant Hunter and search for herbs at St Andrews Botanic Garden. Look through the Herb Garden with Tony Wilson and touch and smell plants to guess what they are used for. Held in association with St Andrews Botanic Garden. Meet at main entrance of the garden, Canongate. Free, but booking essential. Please contact MUSA to reserve places.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Baby MUSA Time

  • 5 June 2015 10:15-11:15am

Held every month, Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, art and messy play. This drop-in activity is for pre-school children and whoever looks after them. The MUSA Learning Loft provides a place to relax, park your buggy and have a tea or coffee.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Out of the Box

  • 14 June 2015 1-3pm

Well done, you’ve finished your time at University. Wait! The hard work is not over because you need to graduate.

Tick off the list of tasks from the box in order to graduate and get your degree. Can you do it all in time?

Activities are self-led, but MUSA staff will be happy to help you on your journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Creative Workshops

  • 20 June 2015 1-3:30pm

Unleash your imagination and create your own piece of abstract art. Take a look at some abstract artworks from our collection and learn some new techniques to fire your painting. Try using acrylic paints and enjoy the fun and freedom that abstract painting allows. Great for beginners. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Young Archaeologists

  • 27 June 2015 2-3:30pm

Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then these events are for you! Join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills and learn about people of the past. Free but booking essential.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Website

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

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