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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: Summer Solistice

Every Sunday in June, 1pm-3pm (All ages)
Learn about the summer solstice and what it means while creating some tropical crafts! From exotic-fruit pencil holders to brighten up your house to colourful pin-wheels to take outside, we have summer covered!

Closing fun day

Saturday 30th June, 1pm-5pm (All ages)

Join us for a range of fun activities on the final day before we close for redevelopment. There’ll be crafts, a murder mystery, science experiments, archaeology sessions, watercolour workshops and music to help celebrate the last ten years of MUSA. You can also look to the future and find out what MUSA will be like when we reopen and what we’ll be doing in the meantime. At the end of the day you can join us for the ceremonial locking of the museum at 5pm.



MUSA on the Move

MUSA temporarily closes on 30th June 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 goes on the move!  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 BPM

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 6th July             Teddy Bears' Picnic

Friday 3rd August         On Safari

Friday 7th September   Under the Sea

Friday 5th October       Monkey Business

Friday 2nd November   Creepy Crawlies

Friday 7th December    Night Time


Rock Detective Walk

East Sands Leisure Centre
Thursday 19th July, 1pm-4pm (All ages)
Join us on this walk along the coast to see evidence of ancient forests, prehistoric animals and St Andrews’ very own volcano! This guided walk starts and ends at the East Sands Leisure Centre. Please be prepared for all weather and some steep steps and slopes along the path and shoreline. Free, but booking essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

St Andrews Harbour Gala

East Sands
Saturday 21st July, 11am-5pm (All ages)
Join MUSA staff for some hands-on fun exploring shells, bones, fossils and insects from the University’s Natural History collection and animal art activities.