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Visitor information


Welcome to MUSA – we look forward to accompanying you on a journey of discovery and innovation.

St Andrews is home to Scotland’s oldest university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. No visit to this lovely seaside town is complete without exploring the history of this ancient institution which has shared its streets for 600 years.

There is no admission charge and the building is fully accessible.

T: 01334 461660

How to find us


We are very easy to find on foot from the town centre. From the castle you can continue on along The Scores towards the golf course and we are on the right hand side half way along. Alternatively you can walk down Butts Wynd from North Street and we are opposite the end of the lane.

Train and Bus

St Andrews can be reached by taking the train to Leuchars train station and continuing on bus to the town centre. The town is linked by several bus routes. Stagecoach in Fife offer a number of services within St Andrews, to and from Leuchars railway station (approximately every 10 minutes), as well as further afield.

Train time schedules are available at:


St Andrews can be reached by the main roads A91, A917, and A915.  Parking is free on the road alongside MUSA (The Scores), there is also free parking available at the North Haugh car park at the edge of St Andrews. Paid parking spaces are available in the town centre. MUSA has disabled parking available immediately outside the building.

Tour Groups

To ensure that your visit to MUSA is as pleasant and enjoyable as possible we would be grateful if you could keep in mind the following guidelines. 

  • Before entering MUSA with your group, Group Leaders should report to the Welcome Desk in the Reception area of MUSA in order for staff to note that there is a group arriving and to provide vital information.
  • MUSA occasionally has events such as musical performances and we do not admit large tour groups whilst these events are in progress.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If such an event is running we will offer the group an opportunity to visit at another time where possible.
  • To avoid any disappointment and to ensure you enjoy the best visit possible we recommend that tour groups book a visit in advance. There is no cost for this and it can be done by phoning 01334 461660 or by emailing
  • If your group is larger than 15 people you may be asked to split up. Please speak to the museum staff in advance of bringing your group into the museum in order to come to a suitable arrangement. 
  • Museum staff are on hand to help.  If you require any assistance or have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 
  • If you are a school group and your visit is self-guided please ensure that pupils are supervised at all times.  There are four galleries and a viewing terrace in the museum.  Ideally a teacher or accompanying parent should be in each gallery with students. 
  • There must be at least one accompanying adult for every ten children (under 18s).  Groups with younger children may wish to consider a greater number of adults. 
  • For the safekeeping of the objects on display no food or drink is allowed in the galleries. 
  • Please ensure that members of your group do not obstruct public areas such as the stairs or doorways, as members of the public will also be enjoying the museum whilst your group is here. 
  • We ask that bags be carried at all times while in the galleries.   
  • You can contact us in advance of your visit by phoning 01334 461663/461660 or emailing 

Many thanks for keeping these guidelines in mind.  We hope you enjoy your visit to MUSA. 

 ** From 1st July to Autumn 2019 MUSA will close for refurbishment.  For more information on the project and our continuing events programme click here


Museum of the University of St Andrews
7a The Scores,
St Andrews,
KY16 9AR