The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA)

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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.

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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

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Visitors enjoying a tour of the MUSA Collections Centre

Stereo and Photo Treasures of Museum Collections: Lunchtime Tour

  • 22 October 2018 12:30-1:30pm

MUSA invites you behind the scenes to see a range of fascinating photographic treasures in the MUSA Collections Centre. This guided tour will showcase some rarely seen material. Free, but advance booking is essential as places are limited . Tel. 01334 461663 / Email. Meet at the MUSA Collections Centre, 87 North St, St Andrews, KY16 9AE

Suitable for

  • 18+




Using Shadow Puppets

Spooky Shadow Catching

  • 26 October 2018 7:30-9pm

Join artist Kit Martin and the MUSA team for a special after dark photography workshop at the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Flick on a lantern and explore pickled creatures, specimens and skeletons then use your phone and its torch to create spooky photos you can share with your friends! Held at the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free, but please bring a phone with camera and book ahead to reserve your spot: Tel. 01334 461660 / Email.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
Child painting a toy spider

Baby MUSA - Creepy Crawlies

  • 2 November 2018 10:15-11:15am

Baby MUSA Time allows your little one to discover some of the fantastic things found in museums through stories, songs, games and messy play. Held in the Bell Pettigrew Museum this drop-in activity is for pre-school children and whoever looks after them. Come along and join in the fun! First Friday of the month, 10:15am-11:15am (0-5 years), Free, no booking required. Bell Pettigrew Museum, Bute Building, Door C, St Mary’s Quad, off South St, St Andrews. KY16 9TS. Enquiries: E: / T: 01334 461663/461660

Suitable for

  • 0-4


The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA)
7a The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AR




01334 461660

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