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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 7th October           Food

Friday 4th November       Light and dark

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

Big Draw: Illustration for Kids

Saturday 8th October, 11am-12pm (7-12 years)
Have you ever wanted to draw the pictures for story books, or design curious characters ready for adventure? Come along to the Big Draw at MUSA with real life illustrator, Lucy Roscoe. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Big Draw: Full STEAM Ahead!

Monday 10th October, 2pm-4pm (All Ages)
How long do you think our drawing train will be? Muster as much speed and energy as possible for the Big Draw at MUSA. Look at objects from our collection and add to the train of drawings as we sketch science, technology, engineering, art and maths. Free, drop-in. Suitable for all ages but children should be accompanied by an adult.

Fabulous Photo Albums

Thursday 13th October, 10-10:45am (3-6 years) & 11am-12pm (7-12 years)
Don’t just rely on digital, come along to this workshop armed with 10-20 of your favourite photos and learn how to create and mount them in your own photo album. Whether you bring pictures of your dad, your dog or a dinosaur you’ll go away with something to treasure. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

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 

Illustration for Beginners

Saturday 8th October, 2pm-4pm
Join professional artist, Lucy Roscoe, to try your hand at illustration. Lucy will guide you through different stages of planning, developing and perfecting your ideas to create your own unique style of illustration. Lucy Roscoe is Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art. She illustrates books and cards and collaborates on all sorts of interesting projects. Held at MUSA. No previous experience required, just a big imagination! Free, but booking essential.
And much more. Download the programme for full details.