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The MUSA Collections Centre is the store for some of the fascinating treasures from the collections of Scotland’s oldest university. It is home to many objects from the University’s vast collection of over 112,000 artefacts that are not on display in our three public venues. You can explore behind the scenes to see fantastic objects, from fine art to furniture, carved sculptures to coffee pots, on open display.

The Collections Centre is housed in an environmentally-controlled store that was developed with the assistance of Museums Galleries Scotland through the Recognition Fund. It provides the best possible storage conditions for the care of the University’s collections of fine and applied art, silver, textiles, furniture, chemistry and historic scientific instruments. These collections have been given the status of Recognised Collections of National Significance under the scheme administered by Museum Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

To discover the MUSA Collections Centre and find out more about how we look after our collections, you can contact us to book a visit. You can also have a look at some more details in this leaflet MUSA Collections Centre Leaflet (PDF, 1,485 KB) 

Please note that all visits to the MUSA Collections Centre must be booked in advance by emailing  our curatorial team: 

Jessica Burdge:  jab8@st-andrews.ac.uk, Claire Robinson: cr67@st-andrews.ac.uk

Schools - please contact our Learning and Access department directly for information on visits from schools. Telephone: 01334 46 1663.