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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 February      Bugs and Beasties

Friday 3rd March          Space Explorers

Friday 7th April            Our Bodies


Out of the Box: Magical Masks

Each Sunday in January, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Would you like to be a kind king, a beautiful bride or a clueless clown? Find out how Korean people used masks to tell stories and drive away evil spirits, then design your own funny or scary mask to take home.

Winter Workshops

Around the World in Stories and Sounds

Saturday 28th January, 1:30pm-2:15pm (Ages 5+)
Join seasoned storyteller Douglas Mackay for an afternoon of stories, sounds and songs from around the world. Imagine yourself sitting around the fire in a cave, a longhouse, a feasting hall or a forest – and escape for a while to another place and time. Free, no need to book, but children should be accompanied by an adult. Held at MUSA.

African Drumming Workshop

Saturday 4th February, 2pm-3pm (All ages)
The djembe drum, from West Africa, is one of the most versatile percussion instruments on the planet, producing a wide range of sounds. Come and try it for yourself in this fun and friendly workshop with ‘Infectious Grooves’. Suitable for all ages and abilities but booking essential. Held at MUSA. 

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.