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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

Encountering Africa: Henri Gaden’s Life and Photography in Colonial French West Africa, 1894 - 1939

MUSA
5th October 2017 - 25th February 2018
 
Henri Gaden was a French colonial officer who lived in West Africa for 45 years. An ethnographer, linguist and gifted photographer, Gaden captured on camera a rich variety of encounters with Africa – from landscapes, architecture and trade to military campaigns and colonial life at numerous outposts. He also documented everyday village life, local music, dance and ritual. Gaden’s striking photographic images, exhibited for the first time, provide rare insights into colonial French West Africa and its people.
  

Family Programme

Baby MUSA Time

MUSA
First Friday of the month, 10:15am-11:15am & again 2pm-3pm
 
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 1st September   Towns and Buildings
Friday 6th October       Horses and Kelpies

 

Out of the Box: Kelpies

MUSA
Each Sunday in August, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
 
The Kelpies are here in St Andrews and rearing their heads to the sky! Be inspired by these magical beasts and help us to create an artwork exploring hte real working horses of historic St Andrews.
  

Explorathon 2017

MUSA
Friday 29th September, 5:30pm until late
 
From Anthropology to Zoology, join University of St Andrews researchers for an evening of discovery, debate and entertainment in celebration of European Researchers’ Night 2017. Come along to talk about and try cutting edge research in one night of exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, shows and torchlight tours! Held at the Byre Theatre, MUSA and the Bell Pettigrew Museum. All events and activities are free and open to families, with adult only events later in the evening. For times and booking information see: www.explorathon.co.uk/standrews
 

Young Archaeologists

Have you got the curiosity and patience to piece together evidence from the past? Join us on the last weekend of each month at MUSA to develop your archaeology skills and discover fascinating facts about people of the past. Free, but booking essential.
 
Saturday 26th August       Magnificent Metal
Saturday 23rd September Ancient Art
 
 

Adult Programme  

Talks and tours 

St Andrews Through Time Walk 

MUSA
Thursday 14th September, 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.
  

Explorathon 2017

MUSA
Friday 29th September, 5:30pm until late
 
From Anthropology to Zoology, join University of St Andrews researchers for an evening of discovery, debate and entertainment in celebration of European Researchers’ Night 2017. Come along to talk about and try cutting edge research in one night of exciting hands-on activities, demonstrations, shows and torchlight tours! Held at the Byre Theatre, MUSA and the Bell Pettigrew Museum. All events and activities are free and open to families, with adult only events later in the evening. For times and booking information see: www.explorathon.co.uk/standrews