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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

Now open

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 2nd September      Colours

Friday 7th October           Food

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 27th August          Potty about Pots

Saturday 24th September    Rotten Romans

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.
August        Alumn-aye or alumn-not
September  To Infinity and Beyond
And much more. Download the programme for full details.

Adult Programme 

Highlights Tour in Spanish / Visita guiada en español

Friday 26th August, 2pm-2:30pm / Viernes el 26 de agosto, 14:00-14:30

One World Short Tour

Wednesday 14th September, 2pm-2:30pm
See the highlights of MUSA or the One World exhibition on one of our introductory tours led by MUSA curators, staff and volunteers. We are also pleased to offer options in French, Spanish and Italian! Held at MUSA. Free, drop-in, no booking required.

Mapping the Wemyss Caves with Joanna Hambly

Wednesday 21st September, 5:30pm-6:15pm
The Wemyss Caves in Fife contain the highest number of Pictish carvings in the world but we cannot be sure of their survival. Join archaeologist and research fellow Joanna Hambly to discover how cutting-edge digital recording techniques have been used to capture the carvings and provide virtual access to this important archaeological site. Held at MUSA, free but booking required.
And much more. Download the programme for full details.