St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum
12 North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9PW
Scotland

Website

www.sapt.demon.co.uk/museum.html

E-mail

curator@standrewspreservationtrust.org.uk

Telephone

01334 477629

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The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum is a small, independent museum situated in a lovely 17th century house in the heart of the town’s old fisher quarter, a stone’s throw from both the Castle and the Cathedral.
The Museum contains a wealth of fascinating information and objects pertaining to the history of St Andrews and its people. The ground floor is home to permanent displays featuring old St Andrews shops and businesses. Outside, visitors can enjoy a glimpse into the past courtesy of Great Granny’s Wash House and a recently restored outside privy. The Museum’s award-winning gardens provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy a well-earned rest in secluded and peaceful surroundings.

The Museum collections include fine art, costume, furniture and many other objects with local connections. There is also an important collection of 10,000 photographs, postcards, slides and glass negatives. These can be viewed by arrangement with the curator and copies can be requested.

The Museum mounts several exhibitions each year so there is always something new to see and enjoy.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

22 May-26 September
Daily 1400-1700
Easter Weekend
1000-1700

Admission charges

FREE.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

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Lifeboat

Troubled Waters (evening tours)

  • 15 May 2015 5:15-7:15pm

The wild and unpredictable life of the sea is the setting for this fascinating glimpse into St Andrews maritime life. Throughout the evening, you will be able to join your able ship's master on a guided tour of the 'Ladyheid' fishing quarter where you'll relive dramatic shipwrecks and daring rescues on a journey into our seafaring past.

Evening tours of the ‘Ladyhead’ with tales of local shipwrecks in St Andrews Bay. The tour will end with a preview of the exhibition Troubled Waters in the Preservation Trust Museum and a drinks reception.

Maximum of 14 persons on each tour. Recommended for ages 12+.
Tour 1: 5.15pm – 6pm
Tour 2: 6.30pm – 7.15pm

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets: £8 per person, including drinks reception.

Website

http://www.standrewspreservationtrust.org.uk

Lifeboat

Troubled Waters

  • 16 — 17 May 2015

The wild and unpredictable life of the sea is the setting for this fascinating glimpse into St Andrews maritime life. Join your able ship's master on a guided tour of the 'Ladyheid' fishing quarter where you'll relive dramatic shipwrecks and daring rescues on a journey into our seafaring past. Make the museum your next port of call to learn about the history of the brilliant work of the local lifeboat crews and their most amazing rescues. On Saturday afternoon you'll be enterntained by sea shanties from folk singer Ken Johnson and on both days there'll be story-telling from Sheila Kinninmonth.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.standrewspreservationtrust.org.uk

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