St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum
12 North Street
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.
22 May-26 September
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