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Family programme    

Craft Week (28 July – 3 August)

Stained Glass

Mon 28 July, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Search for stained glass in MUSA and create your own stained glass light-catcher to bring colour to your window. Free, but booking essential. 

Wonderful Weaving

Weds 30 July, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Over, under, over, under…Weave your own colourful creations using wool, fabric scraps or paper. Free, but booking essential. 

Magnificent Metal

Thurs 31 July, 1.30-3.30pm 

Make and decorate treasures you can take home by pressing or scratching designs into the surface of special gold and silver sheets. Free, drop-in, no booking required.


Nature Week (4 – 10 August)

Miniature Garden

Mon 4 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Make a beautiful miniature garden in a box using sand, twigs, pine cones, pebbles and more! Materials provided but feel free to bring your own special finds. Free, but booking essential. 


Fri 8 August, 10am-12pm (All ages)

Come and explore the fascinating underwater world of the pond at this fun event for all the family with Tony Wilson. Meet at Botanic Gardens Entrance, Canongate. Free, but please contact MUSA to reserve a place. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


History Week (11 – 17 August)

Tasty Tales

Mon 11 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Join storyteller Sheila Kinnimonth for some traditional Scottish tales of home grown food and cooking. Tasty treats available afterwards. Free, but booking essential. 

Fake an Ancient Document

Weds 13 August, 10-10.45am (3-6s), 11-12noon (7-12s)

Have fun making your own ancient map or document to fool your friends - x marks the spot! Free, but booking essential. 

Meet the Inventor: Sir David Brewster

Fri 15 August, 11-1pm and 2-4pm (drop-in, all ages)

Time travel to the 1800s and meet Brewster, the University’s famous inventor of the kaleidoscope. We’ll also show you how to make your own! Free, drop-in, no booking required.


Adult programme


Open Air Monoprinting            

Sat 13 September, 2-4pm 

Take a leaf from Barbara Rae’s book and come outside into the fresh air where you can draw with a difference. Using the method of mono-printing, experiment with marks made to capture the sense of place and develop structure of what you see. Free, but booking is essential. Meet at MUSA. 



In the Footsteps of Learned Gentlemen 

Sat 20 September, 2-3.30pm 

Hear of the science and scandal associated with 19th century experimenters and eccentrics Brewster, Chambers and Playfair as you stroll the streets of St Andrews. Begins and ends at MUSA. Total distance covered will be about 2 miles. Please bring water/windproof clothing. Free, but booking essential. 


Wild Food Foraging 

Sun 28 September, 2-4pm   

Find out more about our wild food heritage, healthy eating, free food and folklore on this fun and informative walk through St Andrews with Tony Wilson! Meet at Botanic Gardens Entrance, Canongate. Free, but booking essential.