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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 1st July  

Friday 5th August       Teddy Bears' Picnic

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

Science Week: Kitchen Science

Wednesday 6th July, 10am-10:45am (3-6 years) & 11am-12pm (7-12 years)
Our MUSA scientists have been hard at work creating amazing experiments with ingredients straight from the kitchen! Have a go at writing with invisible ink, creating a cola fountain and erupting a vinegar volcano. We’ll provide the lab coats because things will get messy! Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Science Week: Build a Boat

Thursday 7th July, 2pm-3:30pm (All ages)
What makes a boat sink or swim? Join us at MUSA where our boat building ‘experts’ are on hand to help you create the ship of your dreams. Then head to the beach to find out whether you’ll be living a life on the open waves or heading down to Davy Jones’ locker. Free, drop-in. Suitable for all ages but children should be accompanied by an adult.

Adult Programme

Talks and walks

Road Names Walk

Saturday 16th July, 2pm-4pm
What can road names tell us about what St Andrews used to be like? Was there really a market on Market Street? And why does Butts’ Wynd have that name? Collect a 16th century map and join us on this walk to discover the insights road names can give us into the secret past of a town. Please dress for all weathers and meet at MUSA.
Free, but booking essential.