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‌What's On

This is a selection of upcoming exhibitions, activities and events at MUSA's venues. For a full list of events please visit 

Booking information

All events and exhibitions are free but some must be booked. To book please email or call 01334 46 1660.

If you would benefit from an audio description before or during an event please let us know at the time of booking.



Victorian Visions: Discovery and Restoration in St Andrews

Until 17 September 2017
Journey through the streets of Victorian St Andrews for MUSA's newest exhibition.  Discover the restorations that have been carried out on the famous Old Course and the University buildings.  Marvel at the archaeological wonders found in the Cathedral ruins and see the sights of the town through the eyes of its first photographers. Victorian Visions provides fascinating insights into the development of St Andrews during the 19th century.

Family Programme

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 5th May              Plants and flowers

Friday 2nd June            Under the sea


Out of the Box

Pop into MUSA and try a new ‘Out of the Box’ challenge each month. Follow a mystery trail, make a magical mask or check out your birth sign in the Chinese calendar. These self-led activities take place in the galleries or the Learning Loft most Sundays and are fun for all the family! Please ask at Reception to get started on your learning journey. Free, drop in, no booking required.
April           Victorian Mystery Trail
May            Barmy Botany
June           Awesome Archers

Medieval Mayhem

Monday 1st May, 11am-3pm (All ages)
Travel back in time to auld Medieval Scotland. Make your own armour, design your family heraldry and see how far our home-made catapult will launch balls of paper! Drop-in activities for all the family. Held at MUSA. Free, no booking required.
Weapons demonstrations at 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Put on a headset to explore virtually recreated buildings from Medieval St Andrews
Take part in the annual catapult building competition
Make your own sheild
Ask a historian a question
Make a medieval manuscript
Complete every activity to win a prize.
There'll also be Medieval Mayhem events at St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral.
And much more. Download the programme for full details.

Adult Programme 


Celebrate Student Life

Wednesday 26th April, 1pm-4pm

Join us to celebrate student life and explore our brand new Living and Learning gallery.  If you’re a student or former student bring an item from your time at University to show us, share memories of your time at St Andrews and enjoy a glass of Prosecco. Free, drop-in, no booking required.

Lecture and Liquor

Wednesday 26th April, 5:30pm-6:15pm (Over 18s)
To celebrate the opening of our Victorian Visions exhibition, we’ve invited the expert Dr. Robin Evetts to take you through the highlights of the Victorian period in St Andrews. This will be followed by mingling in the Learning Loft with a delicious drink inspired by the period. Held at MUSA. Over 18s only. Free, but booking required.

Hidden Treasures of St Andrews Walk

Saturday 13th May, 3pm-4pm
Take a walking tour with the MUSA team and discover some of St Andrews’ less familiar treasures. We will look at objects forgotten by most, such as a sacred spring used by monks in the Middle Ages. The walk will take roughly an hour and will stay within the main portion of the town. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather! Free, but booking essential. Meet at MUSA.

MUSA Highlights Tour

Saturday 20th May, 2pm-2:30pm
See the highlights of MUSA, explore the animal kingdom at the Bell Pettigrew Museum or go behind-the scenes at the MUSA Collection Centre on our new series of short tours led by museum staff and volunteers. Free, but advance booking advised.
And much more. Download the programme for full details.