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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.



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!  


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 7th December    Night Time


Adult Programme  

Plastic-free Presents

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Sunday 2nd December, 2pm-3:30pm
Did you know that plastic takes over 400 years to degrade? In the meantime, it pollutes our oceans with devastating consequences. At Christmas, plasticised wrapping paper is thrown in landfill. We’ll be decorating our own recyclable wrapping paper and learning the art of furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) amongst the ocean life of the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Free, but booking required.



St Andrews Scholarship Flute Ensemble with Aisling Agnew and Eimear McGeown

Bell Pettigrew Museum

Saturday 24th November, 2:30pm-3:25pm

Join us for a very special 'Music in Museums' event; associate teacher Aisling Agnew takes a programme of classical nad traditional music for flutes to the Bell Pettigrew Museum with special guest Eimear McGeown. Eimear is one of the world's most versatile exponents of both the classical and Irish flute. Suitable for all ages. Free, no booking required.


The Bell Pettigrew Sessions: Acoustic, Folk and Trad

Bell Pettigrew Museum
Thursday 6th December, 7pm-8:30pm
Join MUSA and Music is Love for an evening of live music at one of St Andrews’ quirkiest venues! Listen to the best student musicians St Andrews has to offer amongst the weird and wonderful creatures of the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Christmassy refreshments will be on sale. Suitable for all ages. Free, no booking required.