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Family Programme: January -June 2016

‌Booking events

To book an event email or call 01334 46 1660. Please include an emergency contact number with your booking.

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

Festival of Museums

Skyward: Let's Take Flight

Sunday 15 May 12-4pm (Gateway Galleries)

Launch yourself skywards at the Gateway Galleries with a fantastic flight over St Andrews using the latest virtual reality technology! You can also create your own beautiful cyan-blue prints using one of the oldest photographic processes, the cyanotype. Hands-on workshops will be led by photographer Kit Martin at regular intervals throughout the afternoon and can be booked on the day. Free, drop-in event. Suitable for all ages.

 Festival of Museums 2016

Baby MUSA Time

First Friday of the month, from 5th February 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

Image of children's archaeology workshop.MUSA Young Archaeologist

Last Saturday of the month, 2-3pm (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 and learn about people of the past.  Free but booking essential. 

Sat 28th May The Incas
Sat 25th June  Surveying Sites

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.

Out of the Box

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.

Spring workshops


Mon 6 June, 2 - 2.45pm, (Ages 3 - 6) 3.15 - 4.15pm (Ages 7 - 12)

Take a trip around the world and discover the different ways that people across the continents catch their food. Practise using South American bolas to trap birds, create your own Pacific island fishing hook and learn how the Inuit harpooned whales. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.

Maori Warrior Skills: Stick Games

Sat 11 June, 2 - 2.45pm (Ages 3 - 6)

Do you have what it takes to be a Maori warrior? Decorate a pair of sticks, tap out some rhythms and test your throwing and catching skills as we teach you some popular New Zealand games once used in warrior training. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.

Maori Warrior Skills: Poi

Sat 11 June, 3.15 - 4.15pm (Ages 7 - 12)

Fancy learning some new dance moves to impress your friends? Maori warriors used the poi to strengthen their wrists and improve flexibility. Make a poi in the colours of your choice and learn to twist and twirl it like a pro. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.