University of St Andrews Museum Collections


The Collections relate to the University of St Andrews, its history, personalities and teaching and research fields.  The Collections have been forming since shortly after the University was founded in 1413.  Today, the Collections contain over 115,000 objects, so only the highlights are on display in our public venues.

Want to find out about more of the objects?

Search the collections database.

Can’t find what you're looking for?

Not every object is individually listed on the database yet. Work to add new records and to improve existing content is ongoing. In the meantime, if you can’t find what you are looking for by searching the database, you can get more information about what is in the collections by looking at the collection overview descriptions.

Want to arrange a visit to see collections that are not on display?

Please see our general visitor information about accessing the MUSA Collections Centre, or information for research appointments.

For more information or general enquiries please contact us on: museumenquiries@st-andrews.ac.uk