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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.


You can also take a look at the full What's On Guide Jan - June 2018 Updated (PDF, 4,099 KB)


Out of the Box: Curious Creatures

Every Sunday in April, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Take a closer look at the creatures inside the Cabinet of Curiosity. Are there any important animals that are missing? What would you add? Make or draw a creature and show it off in a new cabinet filled with our visitors’ creations!

Baby MUSA Time

First Friday of every 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. The MUSA Learning Loft provides a place to relax, park your buggy and enjoy time with your children.
Friday 4th May            Light and Dark
Friday 1st June           Our Bodies

Spring workshops

Medieval Mayhem

Monday 7th May, 11am-3pm (All ages)
Ever fancied travelling back in time to be a monk, knight, queen or nun? Now’s your chance! Join us for Medieval Mayhem to witness thrilling weapons demonstrations, face fierce foes in our catapult competition, use virtual reality to explore St Andrews as it looked 500 years ago, create your own medieval manuscript and much more. Plus, complete all the activities in your free past-port to win a prize! Drop-in activities for the whole family. Held at MUSA. Free, no booking required. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Ever to Excel: An Afternoon of Discovery

Saturday 19th May, 2pm-4pm (All ages)
Donating to a University like St Andrews makes world-class research possible. Explore some of this research with experts in the Enduring Gifts gallery. They will highlight the impact that the donations of St Andrews’ most generous benefactors have on research today: from Art History to Medicine. Refreshments will be provided. Held at MUSA. Free, but booking essential.

Young Archaeologists: Rotten Romans

Saturday 26th May, 2pm-3pm (7-12 years)
Fancy searching for clues in the ground with a trowel and a toothbrush? Then come and join us for this month’s Young Archaeologists workshop where we’ll be encountering evidence of those Rotten Romans! Held at MUSA, free, but booking essential.