Culture and entertainment

Being stuck at home doesn't mean you need to be bored. Find ways to keep your mind engaged and active, which will help keep you mentally well during this time. 

This page contains resources and ideas to keep mentally active while at home. See ideas for caregivers and parents.

Culture at home

The Byre Theatre, Laidlaw Music Centre, the Museums and the Library of the University of St Andrews are working closely together to bring you Culture At Home: a regular dose of performance, music, images, objects, films, poetry, literature or podcasts, from the University of St Andrews or recommended for you by our cultural experts.

Enjoy virtual time together through shows selected for their ability to entertain, stimulate, educate and comfort, for example:

  • artworks from the University Collections
  • poems commissioned by StAnza Poetry festival
  • music recommended or performed by music staff
  • reading lists to get you through
  • recommendations of where you can encounter a variety of online arts.

You can find Culture at Home programmes through social media:

University museums

The Museums team are working to reimagine University museums through curiosity and conversation, and to be a cultural and social hub. So, in the coming weeks, they will bring people together online to stay connected to St Andrews and take inspiration from the ground-breaking research at this world-leading university. 

Our collections are full to the brim with objects that have interesting stories to tell, whether you are looking for light touch ‘storytelling’, an academic blog or article, or just want to browse our amazing collections online.

Wardlaw workshops

For those of you with children to entertain at home, look out for Wardlaw workshops, where the Museums team will supply you with a mission and advice from an expert at the University of St Andrews to help you complete it. From creating secret messages like the ancient Incas to building your own flying machines, we’ll keep them busy.

The ever-popular Wee Wardlaws session for under 5s is also going digital, bringing you rhymes, stories, activities and crafts inspired by our collections every Friday.

Join our museum events:

#WardlawWorkshops #Wellbeing Wednesday #WeeWardlaws #Wardlaw2020