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Family Programme

‌Booking events

All events are free but some must be booked. To book an event email or call 01334 46 1660. Please include an emergency contact number with your booking.

If you would benefit from an audio description during or before an event please let us know at the time of booking.


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 3rd March          Space Explorers

Friday 7th April            Our Bodies

Friday 5th May             Plants and Flowers


Out of the Box: Chinese New Year

Each Sunday in January, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Did you know 2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese zodiac? Celebrate Chinese New Year with some traditional crafts, discover which animal you are and what that means!

Winter Workshops 

Big Ears, Little Ears Concert

Friday 10th February, 10:30am-11:15am & 11:45am-12:30pm (3s & under)
Join musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to hear live performances upclose in a relaxed, tut-free, child-friendly atmosphere. Suitable for 0-3 years with accompanying adult. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential as places are limited. To book contact or 01334 462228.

Wonderful Weaving

Thursday 16th February, 1:30pm-2:15pm (3-6 years) & 2:30pm-3:30pm (7-12 years)
Over, under, over, under… Weave your own colourful creations inspired by our One World exhibition using wool, fabric or scraps of paper. Held at MUSA, free but booking essential.

Glorious Glass Paintings

Friday 17th February, 1:30pm-2:15pm (3-6 years) & 2:30pm-3:30pm (7-12 years)
Check out the Indian glass paintings in MUSA and design a brightly coloured painting to catch the light in your bedroom window. You could base it on your favourite superhero, a cartoon character or magical animal – it’s up to you! Held at MUSA, free, but booking essential.

Science Week

Wild About St Andrews

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Saturday 11th March, 11am-3pm (All ages)
Go wild about the wildlife here in St Andrews! Join us and the Wild About Scotland bus for a fun-filled afternoon of activities. Find out more about Scotland’s native local wildlife and complete a mini-beast trail. You can also feast your eyes on our fabulous zoology collection in the Bell Pettigrew Museum and experience the development of frogs first-hand with our live frogs and tadpoles. Free, drop-in, no booking required. Held inside and outside the Bell Pettigrew Museum.

Spring Workshops


Fun with the Phonograph

Monday 3rd April, 2pm-3pm (All ages)
Try out some traditional Victorian arts and crafts while we listen to the phonograph, our 100 year-old music player! Inspired by our Victorian Visions exhibition. Free drop-in event at MUSA. Suitable for all ages though children should be accompanied by an adult.

Arches and Architecture

Thursday 6th April, 10:30am-11:15am (3-6 years) & 11:30am-12:30pm (7-12 years)
Come and discover what old architects thought as they made some of the great buildings in St Andrews! Design and create your own maker’s mark and explore elements of architecture in Victorian Visions. Held at MUSA. Free but booking essential.

Victorian Mini-Golf

Monday 10th April, 2pm-3pm (All ages)
Have a go at making your own golf ball, Victorian style! Then create a mini golf course to test them out on. Watch out for the sheep! Free drop-in event at MUSA. Suitable for all ages though children should be accompanied by an adult.

Pokémon GO Tour

Thursday 13th April, 2pm-3:30pm (All ages)
Gotta catch ‘em all at MUSA! Break up into teams and go on a Pokéventure around town with members of the MUSA team. Learn about architecture and history while visiting important Pokéstops. Lures will be set up at all historic sites. Meet at MUSA. Free, but booking essential. Children should be accompanied by an adult.