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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 http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museum/events/ 

You can see also download the full Whats On guide January to June 2018 (PDF, 4,125 KB).

Booking information

All events and exhibitions are free but some must be booked. To book please email museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk 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.

 

Exhibitions

SHINE: Code for Everything III

MUSA

Opens Friday 27th May

SHINE: Code for Everything III is an ongoing collaboration between artst Tim Fitzpatrick and astronomer Anne-Marie Weijmans of the University's School of Physics and Astronomy. Their work explores the unique patterns of light emitted from stars, known as emission and absorption spectra, or 'coded light', for all of the elemnts of our universe. This art installation has been created specially for MUSA and responds to the remarkable scientific instruments and discoveries featured in the Seeing and Believing Gallery.

 

Enduring Gifts: 600 Years of Philanthropy in St Andrews 

MUSA
17th March - 30th June 2018
 
Since its foundation in 1413, the University of St Andrews has benefited greatly from public generosity. Enduring Gifts: 600 Years of Philanthropy in St Andrews explores a range of donations and the motivations behind them, revealing how these charitable acts have shaped the University's existence. Come and discover some of the most influential personalities and fascinating objects which have made the University of St Andrews what it is today.
  

Family Programme

Out of the Box: Eco Mania

MUSA
Every Sunday in May, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
 
To promote MUSA’s eco-friendly goals we are dedicating this month to upcycling. Create a range of unique gifts, while learning about how we can do more for our environment.
 

Baby MUSA Time

MUSA
First Friday of every month, 10:15am-11:15am (0-5 years)
 
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 babies, 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 1st June           Our Bodies
 

Spring workshops

Ever to Excel: An Afternoon of Discovery

MUSA
Saturday 19th May, 2pm-4pm (All ages)
 
Donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery. They will highlight the impact that the donations of St Andrews’ most generous benefactors have on research today: from Art History to Medicine. Refreshments will be provided. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
 
 

Young Archaeologists: Rotten Romans

MUSA
Saturday 26th May, 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
 
Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and a toothbrush? Then come and join us for this month’s Young Archaeologists workshop where we’ll be encountering evidence of those Rotten Romans! Held at MUSA, free, but booking essential.
 

The Science of Sound

MUSA
Monday 4th June, 2pm-2:45pm (3-6 years) & 3pm-4pm (7-12 years)
 
Find out how sound works by carrying out lots of fun experiments in our science classroom! Play games and make your own scientific equipment to learn about the properties of sound. Held at MUSA, free, but booking essential.
 

Rockpooling

MUSA
Sunday 17th June, 2pm-4pm (4+ years)
 
Explore the magical under sea world of rock pools. Stick on your wellies and search for crabs, anemones and shrimps below the walls of St Andrews Castle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring wind/waterproof layers and be prepared for uneven, slippery ground. Walk begins and ends at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
 
 

Adult Programme  

Talks and Tours

Films and Artefacts: Still Alice

Byre Theatre
Thursday 17th May, 10:30am

Enjoy Julianne Moore in this 2014 film about dementia, then, as part of Dementia Awareness Week, we look at how museums are using their collections and sensory experiences to work with people living with dementia. Come along and handle some objects from MUSA’s collections and discover why they act as touchstones to the past. Tickets cost £6 and include a scone and a cuppa. Book via the Byre Box Office, 01334 47 5000.

Ever to Excel: An Afternoon of Discovery

MUSA
Saturday 19th May, 2pm-4pm
 
Donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery. They will highlight the impact that the donations of St Andrews’ most generous benefactors have on research today: from Art History to Medicine. Refreshments will be provided. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
 

Films and Artefacts: Dunkirk

Byre Theatre
Thursday 7th June, 10:30am
 
Be thrilled by Christopher Nolan's epic depiction of a key moment in the Second World War, then catch a glimpse of Scotland’s landscapes, buildings and livelihoods depicted in the University’s Recording Scotland Collection and discover why artists were enlisted during the Second World War to create this important visual archive. Tickets cost £6 and include a scone and a cuppa. Book via the Byre Box Office, 01334 47 5000.
 

Creative Workshops

More Creative Workshops are coming soon.
 
 

Guided Walks 

St Andrews Through Time Walk

MUSA
Monday 28th May, 2pm-3:30pm
Saturday 16th June, 2pm-3:30pm
 
Discover the history of St Andrews and its famous University on this stroll through the streets. You’ll see some of the sites which played a key role in St Andrews’ past and the stories they have to tell. Walk length roughly two miles. Please dress for all weathers and meet at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.
 

Performances

New of further performances will be coming soon.