Family Summer Programme
Recording St Andrews
Why not join in and record the world around you in St Andrews? Share your thoughts and digital artworks on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Remember to include #RecordingStAndrews
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 4 September
|Fri 2 October
|Fri 6 November
|Fri 4 December
||Little Stars and Angels|
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 and learn about people of the past. Free but booking essential.
|Sat 29 August||Dig, Discover, Digitise|
|Sat 26 September||Picts|
|Sat 31 October||Bronze Age|
|Sat 28 November||Experimental Archaeology|
Foraging for Food
Sat 12 September, 2-4 pm
Find out more about our wild food heritage, healthy eating, free food and folklore on this fun and informative walk through St Andrews with Tony Wilson! Meet at Botanic Gardens Entrance, Canongate. Free, but booking essential.
Out of the Box – Ration Book
Sun 13 September, 1-3 pm (All ages)
What is your weekly shopping list? Times were different during WWII and many items were limited and even unavailable. Create your own WWII Ration Book and add up the cost of your WWII shopping list. Activities are self-led at MUSA, but staff will be happy to help you on your journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.
Back in Time – A Family Walking Tour
Sat 19 September, 2-3.15 pm
Come and meet some colourful characters from St Andrews’ past, including a bold bishop, a troublesome queen and an eccentric scientist (with his parrot). Not only that, there’ll also be singing, exciting stories and a competition complete with prizes. The whole family can join us on this walking tour of almost one mile, but be prepared to take part! Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Out of the Box – Letters
Sun 11 October, 1-3 pm (All ages)
Write your own letter like the prestigious people of the past. Activities are self-led at MUSA, but staff will be happy to help you on your journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.
Big Draw – A Muckle Map of Scotland
Mon 12 October, 2-4 pm (All ages)
Did you know that families were replaced with sheep in the Scottish Highlands? Or that Vikings once lived on Scottish islands, like Shetland? Help us to build a map of Scotland, but with a twist, as we include drawings of historical events and snippets of local culture. Held at MUSA. Free, drop in, no booking required.
Thurs 15 October, 2-2.45 pm (Ages 3-6), 3-4 pm, (ages 7-12)
What makes a bridge strong? Build your own bridge at MUSA and learn about iconic bridge design. Experiment with different shapes, materials and weights to see if your bridge will hold up against the forces of weather and the threat of war. Free, but booking essential.
Fri 16 October, 2-2.45 pm (Ages 3-6), 3-4 pm, (ages 7-12)
Ever wondered what it would be like to manage a museum? Well, now’s your chance! Guess the object, create a display and design merchandise for our MUSA shop. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
Big Draw – A Highland Coo and the Loch Ness Monster Too
Mon 19 October, 2-4 pm (All ages)
What do you think of when you think of Scotland? It can’t be all tartan and mythical monsters! Look for ideas around the museum of the oldest University in Scotland. Then, help decorate our Scotland banner with your drawings of all things Scottish. Held at MUSA. Free, drop in, no booking required.
Thurs 22 October, 2-2.45 pm (Ages 3-6), 3-4 pm (ages 7-12)
Discover Victorian technology and marvel at the magic lantern. Dim the lights, slide in a frame and turn the handle to project a moving image. An amazing source of entertainment to Victorians, long before people went to the cinema to watch movies. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
Fri 23 October, 2-4 pm (All ages)
Do you have what it takes to be a medieval monk? Get into the habit at MUSA to find out what life was like for monks during the Middle Ages. Chant in Latin; provide medical care for the community; copy a manuscript; and just maybe, take a vow of silence before you go home? Held at MUSA. Free, but booking required.
Out of the Box – To Infinity and Beyond
Sun 15 November, 1-3 pm (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? Activities are self-led at MUSA, but staff will be happy to help you on your journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.