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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 2nd September     Colours

Friday 7th October          Food


MUSA Young Archaeologists

Final Saturday of the month, 2pm-3pm (7 - 12 years)
Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and toothbrush? Then these events are for you! From August you can 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.
Saturday 24th September Rotten Romans
Saturday 29th October Extraordinary Egyptians
Saturday 26th November Experimental Archaeology


Out of the Box: To Infinity and Beyond

Every Sunday in September, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Look to the stars like the people of the past. Can you work out the constellations to navigate your way around the museum?


Autumn Workshops

Become a Street Photographer

Gateway Galleries
Saturday 3rd September, 11am-4pm (13-17 years)
Do you like to take photos? Do you want your photos to tell a story? Come and meet Carolyn Scott, a local photographer, who will give you some tips to set you on your way to becoming a better storyteller with your photos! Lunch is not included, participants will have free time from 12-2.30 pm to take photographs around St Andrews, and grab some lunch. Event is free but advance booking is required. Meet at the Gateway Galleries. Finish at Martyrs Kirk, North Street.

Doors Open Day

Sunday 4th September, 12pm-4pm (All ages)
Explore some impressive University buildings and discover their stories as we throw open the doors to the Senate Room, Parliament Hall, the Bell Pettigrew Museum, King James Library and Martyrs Kirk. Curators will be on hand in all venues, and at Martyrs Kirk you can also view original photographs from the Library collections. Free, no booking required. For more details see