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.

Venue Type:


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.
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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.


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.

A Blunt Saw and Gritted Teeth? Medieval Surgery Illustrated

  • 29 October 2014 5:30-6:15pm

Medieval surgery is often likened to unhygienic butchery, but how far is this a true picture? This illustrated talk by Dr Angela Montford reviews the history and development of anatomical knowledge and discusses the operations that the surgeon of the Middle Ages was able to undertake.


A Little Bit of Cinderella poster

Scottish Opera: A Little Bit of Cinderella

  • 9 November 2014 2-2:30pm

Join us at MUSA for this specially written version of Cinderella complete with a Scottish Opera singer, musicians colourful illustrations and a storyteller to bring it all to life.
Free, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Telling Right from Wrong

  • 12 November 2014 5:30-6:15pm

How do you navigate the moral maze when it comes to research, teaching and treatment in medicine? Dr Morven Shearer, Academic Fellow in the School of Medicine, discusses the ethical implications of advancing healthcare and shares some of the insights gained through her research.


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.


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