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‌Booking events

All events are free but some must be booked. To book an event email or call 01334 46 1660. Please include an emergency contact number with your booking.

If you would benefit from an audio description during or before 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!  We’ll be running a reduced set of events over the summer before returning to a fuller programme later in the year.

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 September   Under the Sea

Friday 5th October       Monkey Business

Friday 2nd November   Creepy Crawlies

Friday 7th December    Night Time


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!

Doors Open Day

Parliament Hall & Senate Room, off South Street
Bell Pettigrew Museum
Archaeology Room, Swallowgate, Butts Wynd
Sunday 2nd September, 12pm-4pm (all ages)
Join us to see inside some of the University rooms rarely seen by the public, including the stunning Senate Room and Parliament Hall. For the first time, this year you'll also be able to get up close with some of the oldest man-made objects in the collections in the Archaeology Room.