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Family Programme

‌Booking events

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

 

Baby MUSA Time

MUSA
First Friday of the month, 10:15am-11:15am
 
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 5th May             Plants and Flowers

Friday 2nd June           Under the Sea

 

Out of the Box: Victorian Mystery Trail

MUSA
Each Sunday in April, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
 
Famous detective Sherlock Holmes quickly became a popular Victorian story character. Can you help Sherlock solve the case? We've left a trail of clues around the gallery for budding young detectives to find. Moustache and magnifying glass optional.  
 

Medieval Mayhem

MUSA
Monday 1st May, 11am-3pm (All ages)
 
Travel back in time to auld Medieval Scotland. Make your own armour, design your family heraldry and see how far our home-made catapult will launch balls of paper! Drop-in activities for all the family. Held at MUSA. Free, no booking required.
Weapons demonstrations at 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Put on a headset to explore virtually recreated buildings from Medieval St Andrews
Take part in the annual catapult building competition
Make your own sheild
Ask a historian a question
Make a medieval manuscript
Complete every activity to win a prize.
There'll also be Medieval Mayhem events at St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral.
 

Victorian Fayre

Town Hall
Saturday 20th May, 12pm-4pm
 
Celebrate the start of summer with a traditional Victorian Fayre.  Enjoy live drama and music, food, Victorian arts and crafts, dressing up and Victorian children's games at this free event for all the family.  Drop-in, no booking required.  Part of Festival of Museums 2017.
 

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 29th April           Curious Coins
Saturday 27th May           Potty about Pots
 
New for teens:
Saturday 24th June         Osteoarchaeology
Discover how the lives of ancient people are written in their bones and see archaeological science at work in this hands-on event with professional osteoarchaeologist Maureen Kilpatrick.