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Family programme    

 

NEW: Out of the Box 

Pop into MUSA for our new Out of the Box activity in the galleries each month. Look inside the box to kick-start an exciting challenge, activity or craft. Take a closer look at objects, navigate the museum or solve the clues of our rhyming riddles. This is fun for all your friends and family. Activities are self-led, but MUSA staff will be happy to help you on your journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.

Out of the Box - Pilgrimage

Sun 10 May, 1-3pm (All ages)

Never mind Out of the Box, how about out of the museum? Start your pilgrimage at MUSA where you can gather equipment and make a map to set you on your way around St Andrews.

Out of the Box - Graduation

Sun 14 June, 1-3pm (All ages)

Well done you've finished your time at University. Wait! The hard work is not over because you need to graduate. Tick off the list of tasks from the box in order to graduate and get your degree. Can you do it all in time?

 

Baby MUSA Time 

First Friday of the month from 9 January, 10:15-11:15am

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 have a tea or coffee. 

New themed sessions for 2015!

3 April : Hats

1 May : Travel                                              

5 June : Animals

 

MUSA Young Archaeologist 

Sat 31 January to Sat 27 June, 2-3.30pm (Ages 7-12) 

Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush?  Then these events are for you! Join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills andlearn about people of the past.  Free but booking essential.  

Jewellery              Sat 28 March                   
Ancient Bones      Sat 25 April            
Aztecs                  Sat 30 May       
Cave Painting       Sat 27 June          

 

Workshops

How do I work? Perfect Poo

Thurs 9 April, 1-2 pm (Ages 3-6); 2.30-3.30 pm (Ages 7-12)

We know what food looks like when it goes into our body and we know what it looks like when it comes out. But what happens in between? And why do things sometimes go wrong? Find out using some exciting experiments. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

How do I work? Wonderful Wee

Thurs 16 April, 1-2 pm (Ages 3-6); 2.30-3.30 pm (Ages 7-12)

What happens if we don’t drink enough? And what can our wee tell us about our health? Join us for some fascinating experiments that reveal the secrets of the human bladder. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential. 

How do I work? Brilliant Blood

Sat 18 April, 1-2 pm (Ages 3-6); 2.30-3.30 pm (Ages 7-12)

What’s the point of blood? How does it move around the body? To find out, join us, help us make a heart and see how it works when we look after it properly (and what happens when we don’t). Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Medieval Mayhem

Mon 4 May, 11am-4pm (All ages)

Travel back in time to auld Medieval Scotland. Make your own armour, design your family heraldry and see how far our home-made catapult will launch balls of paper. Drop-in activities for all the family. Free, no booking required.

Design and Cast a Medal      

Saturday 16 May, 10.30 – 12.00 (all ages), 13.00 – 14.30 (all ages), 15.00 – 16.30 (Adults only)

Come to MUSA and celebrate Festival of Museums with a bang! Over the course of the Saturday of the festival, you are invited to make, mould and melt a medal at MUSA. Working in partnership with local sculptor Roddy Mathieson and The Mobile Foundry, you will be able to cast your own creations in pewter! Free, but booking essential.

 

Adult Programme

Burke, Hare and Bodies of Knowledge: Studying Anatomy Through History

Thursday 2 April, 5:30pm-6:15pm

Join Dr Gayle Davis, Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, for a trip through the changing approaches to the study of anatomy in Scotland.

V&A Dundee Talk

Wed 20 May, 5.30-6.15

Come hear about the upcoming V and A Museum of Design from its Director, Philip Long. Like the new Recording Britain exhibition, the new museum seeks to preserve the past but looks forward to the future. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

 

Workshops

Abstract Art

Sat 20 June, 1-3.30pm

Unleash your imagination and create your own piece of abstract art. Take a look at some abstract artworks from our collection and learn some new techniques to fire your painting. Try using acrylic paints and enjoy the fun and freedom that abstract painting allows. Great for beginners. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.