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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 3rd June       Seaside

MUSA Young Archaeologist 

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

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 28th May      The Incas

Sat 25th 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: 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.



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

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.

Optics and Illusions

Thurs 2nd June, 1.15-1.45pm

Find out how experiments with light, lenses and mirrors contributed to the design of telescopes, microscopes and early photography as Curator Kirsty Simpson discusses the work of St Andrews scholar and inventor, Sir David Brewster.


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.

Jazzworks Concert
Sun 12th June, 2-3pm
Joining the dots between jazz, fund, swing and soul... reflecting the diversity of our One World exhibition, student jazz band Jazzworks will bring an eclectic mix of musical styles from around the world to MUSA. If you dig it, grab your shades and come along to chill with us at MUSA.