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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/ 

 

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

MUSA Young Artist Award 2018: Light and Dark

Join us to enjoy the winning entries to this year’s MUSA Young Artist Award, an annual art competition for schools in Fife. From the sun, moon and stars to film noir via shadows, rainbows and fascinating science, this year’s competition promises to shine a light on Fife’s talented young artists.

 

Encountering Scotland: Photographs of Migrant Experiences in Fife

Bell Pettigrew Museum

Opens 27th July

See the highs, lows and stand-out features of life in Scotland through the eyes of young migrants. Taken by young people from Pakistan, Syria, Turkey and Vietnam who are living in Fife, these photographs illustrate new experiences, people and nature from the point of view of recent arrivals. The exhibition has been created by pupils from Madras College in collaboration with MUSA and the department of English for Speakers of Other Languages at Fife Council.    

 

Events

We're closing but we're not stopping!

MUSA is now temporarily closed as we prepare to redevelop and extend the museum, an opportunity to bring you fresh new displays and a wider range of temporary exhibitions.  

We might be closing, but we’re certainly not stopping. Over the coming year we’ll be bringing you a range of events and some temporary displays out and about as MUSA comes to you!  We’ll be running a reduced set of events over the summer before returning to a fuller programme later in the year.

 

Family Programme

Baby MUSA @ the Bell Pettigrew

Bell Pettigrew Museum

First Friday of the 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. Join us at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Zoology for a different take on the world around us!

Friday 3rd August         On Safari

Friday 7th September   Under the Sea

Friday 5th October       Monkey Business

Friday 2nd November   Creepy Crawlies

Friday 7th December    Night Time

 

Rock Detective Walk

East Sands Leisure Centre
Thursday 19th July, 1pm-4pm (All ages)
 
Ever been inside a volcano? Seen the remains of prehistoric forests and ancient animals? Now’s your chance! This guided walk starts and ends at the East Sands Leisure Centre and includes an exciting exploration of our area millions of years ago. Be prepared for bangs, whizzes and, yes, a journey to the centre of a volcano. Come prepared for all weather and some steep steps and slopes along the path and shoreline. Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 

MUSA @ St Andrews Harbour Gala

East Sands
Saturday 21st July, 11am-5pm (All ages)
 
Join MUSA staff for some hands-on fun exploring shells, bones, fossils and insects from the University’s Natural History collection and animal art activities.
 
 

Drawing Workshop: Awesome Animals

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Friday 10th August, 1pm-1:45pm (3-6 years) & 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
 
Hairy, scaly or taily - there are plenty of different animals in the Bell Pettigrew museum to inspire you to draw. In this workshop, you'll learn how to draw awesome cartoon animals with comic artist Monica Burns. Materials will be provided. Free but booking essential.
 
 

MUSA @ Perth Medieval Fayre

Perth City Centre
Saturday 11th August, 11am-5pm (All ages)
 
Celebrate Perth’s ancient roots with an exciting day of free events and activities in the city centre. Watch and try your hand at a range of skills including spinning, loom weaving and live metal casting. There will also be medieval music, weapons and armour, traditional crime and punishment demonstrations, plus MUSA will be there to cause some medieval mischief! http://www.smallcitybigpersonality.co.uk/Perths-Medieval-Fayre-event
 
 

MUSA @ Craigtoun Country Park

Craigtoun Country Park
Sunday 26th August, 10am-5pm (All ages) 
 
Come and try a variety of arts and crafts and have a yarn with our friendly MUSA staff. We’ll be showing plans for our exciting new exhibition and studio spaces in the MUSA Extension and would love to hear your ideas for new events and programmes!
 
 
 

Adult Programme  

MUSA on the Move

MUSA temporarily closes on 30th June as we prepare to redevelop and extend the museum, an opportunity to bring you fresh new displays and a wider range of temporary exhibitions.  

We might be closing, but we’re certainly not stopping. Over the coming year we’ll be bringing you a range of events and some temporary displays out and about as MUSA goes on the move!  We’ll be running a reduced set of events over the summer before returning to a fuller programme later in the year.

 

Rock Detective Walk

East Sands Leisure Centre
Thursday 19th July, 1pm-4pm
 
Join us on this walk along the coast to see evidence of ancient forests, prehistoric animals and St Andrews’ very own volcano! This guided walk starts and ends at the East Sands Leisure Centre. Please be prepared for all weather and some steep steps and slopes along the path and shoreline. Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
 

MUSA @ St Andrews Harbour Gala

East Sands
Saturday 21st July, 11am-5pm (All ages)
 
Join MUSA staff for some hands-on fun exploring shells, bones, fossils and insects from the University’s Natural History collection and animal art activities.
 
 

Outdoor Drawing Workshop

Meet outside St Andrews Aquarium
Saturday 4th August, 2pm-4pm
 
Join us for an outdoor art class by the sea. We'll be drawing shells, seaweed, rock formations or anything that inspires you at low tide at the foot of St Andrews' cliffs. Please come prepared for the weather and wear comfortable shoes or boots. Alternative workshop arrangements will be made in the event of very wet weather. Free but booking essential.
 
 

MUSA @ Perth Medieval Fayre

Perth City Centre
Saturday 11th August, 12pm-5pm
 
Celebrate Perth’s ancient roots with an exciting day of free events and activities in the city centre. Watch and try your hand at a range of skills including spinning, loom weaving and live metal casting. There will also be medieval music, weapons and armour, traditional crime and punishment demonstrations, plus MUSA will be there to cause some medieval mischief! http://www.smallcitybigpersonality.co.uk/Perths-Medieval-Fayre-event

 

MUSA @ Craigtoun Country Park

Craigtoun Country Park
Sunday 26th August, 10am-5pm
 
Come and try a variety of arts and crafts and have a yarn with our friendly MUSA staff. We’ll be showing plans for our exciting new exhibition and studio spaces in the MUSA Extension and would love to hear your ideas for new events and programmes!
 
 

Encountering Fife Through Photos workshop

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Tuesday 28th August, 5:30pm-7pm
 
How can we show our feelings and experiences through photography? Take a look at the Encountering Scotland exhibition and discover some top-tips for documentary photography, then try your hand at taking some of your own images.