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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 19th 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 4th November       Light and dark

Friday 2nd December       Winter Wonderland

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 29th October         Extraordinary Egyptians

Saturday 26 November        Experimental Archaeology

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.
October       Diwali
November   Movember

Autumn Programme 

Victorian Photo Studio

Monday 17th October, 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
Help us transform the Learning Loft into a Victorian photography studio then grab a costume, some props and pose for a picture
– but be patient, people had to sit very still for the camera in those days! Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
And much more. Download the programme for full details.

Adult Programme 


One World Short Tour

Thursday 3rd November, 2pm-2:30pm

See the highlights of the One World exhibition on one of our introductory tours led by MUSA curators, staff and volunteers. Free, drop-in, no booking required.


Drawing with Light

Friday 4th November, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Adults and teens)
Flick on a flashlight and discover the delights of ‘painting with light’ at this experimental photography session at MUSA. We will provide glow sticks, torches and a photographer to capture your creations, but please feel free to bring any of your own equipment. A perfect pre-fireworks activity! Free, but booking essential.


And much more. Download the programme for full details.