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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 


One World: Exploring Cultures Across Continents

Join us in exploring different cultures and traditions from across the world. Share your thoughts about the exhibition and tag your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Remember to include  #MUSAOneWorld


Baby MUSA Time 

First Friday of the month, 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.   

Fri 6th May Around the World
Fri 3rd June Seaside

Last Saturday of the month, 2-3.30pm (Ages 7-12)
 MUSA Young Archaeologist 

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.

 Sat 30th April  Travel and Trade
 Sat 28th May  The Incas
Sat 28th June Surveying Sites


Out of the Box

Pop into MUSA and try a new 'Out of the Box' challenge each month. Take a closer look at objects, make a mask or check out your birth sign in the Chinese calendar. 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.

Ancient Symbols

From Sunday 6th March

Can you find some mysterious symbols hidden in the artworks and objects in MUSA? Take rubbings and collect clues to discover their meaning.

Arty Saturdays

Come along to the Gateway Galleries and get stuck into an exciting new range of arty activities linked to the temporary exhibitions. Activities are suitable for all ages so bring along the whole family! Free, drop in, no booking required.

Arty Saturdays: Skyward

12th March- 14th May, 1-3pm (all ages)

Are you fascinated by the magical world of birds? Ever dreamed of making your own wings to take to the skies? Drop in to the Skyward exhibition to colour, craft and create your own flights of fancy.

Arty Saturdays: Globetrotters

28th May - 20th August, 1-3pm (all ages)

Calling all adventurers! What would you most like to bring back from your travels? A sacred cup, a fish hook, a bell or a beastie perhaps? Design and make your own souvenirs inspired by the 2016 MUSA Young Artist Award.


Walks and Talks

Booking information

To book please email or call 01334 46 1660.

Join the conversation about MUSA's newest exhibition on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging #MUSAOneWorld

Exhibition Talks

One World Short Tours

Fri 22nd January, Tues 5th April, Mon 30th May, Thurs 23rd June (2.30-3pm)

See the highlights of the One World exhibition on one of our introductory tours led by MUSA curators and staff. With lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss interesting topics you're sure to pick up some gems! Held at MUSA. Free, no booking required.

Objects Unpacked series

Meet curators, research staff and students at the MUSA Collections Centre, for the insider’s view on a range of different topics, from mathematical instruments to birds’ eggs. This is a great opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at the MUSA Collections Centre and find out how the University cares for its collection of over 112,000 objects. These talks will be held on the first Thursday of each month, MUSA Collections Centre. Free but booking essential.

University Life in the Past

Thurs 3rd March, 1.15-1.45pm

Dr Helen Rawson, Co-Director of Museum Collections, will explore University history, with a particular focus on student life and traditions, through the Heritage Collections. From the iconic red gown to the silver spoons and pewter from which students ate, come and discover more about life in the University over the centuries.

The Maths Collections

Thurs 7th April, 1.15-1.45pm

What do sextants, early calculators and a planisphere have in common? Join Dr Isobel Falconer to find out about the long history of mathematics at the University of St Andrews, and some of the fascinating instruments used to research and teach this subject.

Guided Walks

Tree Walk

Sat 23rd April, 2-4pm

Do you know your oak from your ash and your beech from your birch? Have you any idea how old the trees around St Andrews are? Put on your walking gear and learn some tricks of the trade with countryside ranger Tony Wilson on this fascinating tree walk, which begins and ends at the Gateway Galleries. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Free, but booking required.


Immerse yourself in music and experience a different kind of concert venue with ‘Music in Museums’. Performances are free and suitable for all ages. No booking required.

Scholarship Ensembles

Immerse yourself in music at MUSA with the talented musicians of the University of St Andrews scholarship ensembles. The students work to create these unique concerts inspired by the objects on display at the museum. Performances are held at MUSA and are suitable for all ages. Free, no need to book

Wind Quartet Sun 6th March, 2pm
McPherson Scholarship String Quartet Sun 10th April, 2pm