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‌What's On

This is a selection of upcoming exhibitions, activities and events at MUSA's venues. For a full list of events please visit 

Booking information

All events and exhibitions are free but some must be booked. To book please email or call 01334 46 1660.

If you would benefit from an audio description before or during an event please let us know at the time of booking.



One World: Exploring Cultures across Continents

Until 19 February 2017
People have made their homes in almost every part of the world, from the poles to the equator. Explore the objects they make, the stories they tell and the environments they encounter as you journey across the continents. Discover how different cultures respond to the challenges we all face, from conflict to commerce and fishing to farming, through rarely seen items from across the globe.

Through a Glass Darkly: Perception of Art, Artefact and Context

Opens Thursday 16th June

See artefacts from the University’s collection of Cypriot Archaeology before examining 3D digital reproductions and getting hands on with copies of the objects.  This is also an opportunity to contribute to research in digital archaeology.  


Family Programme

Baby MUSA Time

First Friday of the month, 10:15am-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 enjoy time with your children.

Friday 5th August             Teddy Bears' Picnic

Friday 2nd September      Colours

MUSA Young Archaeologists

Last Saturday of the month, 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then these events are for you! From August you can 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.

Saturday 25th June              Surveying Sites

Saturday 27th August          Potty about Pots

Out of the Box

Pop into MUSA and try a new ‘Out of the Box’ challenge each month. Take a closer look at objects, chart the constellations or make a marvellous Movember moustache! These self-led activities are available every Sunday and are fun for all the family! Please ask at Reception to get started on your learning journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.
July             Medieval Maces
August        Alumn-aye or alumn-not


Summer workshops

There are workshops throughout the summer holidays at MUSA. Below you'll find events over the next couple of weeks. Find the full programme on the Events tab of this website or drop into MUSA to pick up a hard copy.


Music and Drama Week: Magical Masks

Monday 25th July, 10am-10:45am (3-6 years) & 11am-12pm (7-12 years)
Travel with us through Egypt, Greece and the Far East to discover how people around the world have used masks in dance, drama, and religious ceremonies. Choose your favourite, then cut, colour and collage your own spectacular mask to take home. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Music and Drama Week: Music-makers

Wednesday 27th July, 10am-10:45am (3-6 years) & 11am-12pm (7-12 years)
All around the world we love to make music, but how do instruments actually work? Listen to the weird and wonderful sounds of percussion, wind and stringed instruments and have a go at making and playing your own. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Music and Drama Week: Shadow-puppets

Thursday 28th July, 2pm-3:30pm (All ages)
Long before TV came along people told stories about their heroes and enemies using shadow puppets. Create a shadow-puppet inspired by characters in the One World exhibition, then we’ll dim the lights and bring them to life! Held at MUSA. Free, drop-in. Suitable for all ages but children should be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Week: Seed Bomb Making

Wednesday 3rd August, 10am-10:45am (3-6 years) & 11am-12pm (7-12 years)
How do plants grow? Bring some explosive colour to your garden at home, at school, or simply in an empty space. Build your own seed bomb and learn what it will take to grow your own flowers. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
And much more. Download the programme for full details.

Adult Programme

Creative Workshops

Time Travelling Cheese

Thursday 28th July, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Join us at MUSA for a wine and cheese evening with a twist! Discovered by the first farmers of the Near East around 9,000 years ago, the cheese that we love is a diverse food with a varied history. In this tasty event you will learn the science behind cheese production and see how cheese has evolved alongside mankind, before trying some special Scottish cheeses. Free, but advance booking essential.

Talks and walks

Highlights tour in French / Visite du musée en français

Friday 5th August, 2pm-2:30pm / Vendredi 5 août
And much more. Download the programme for full details.