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Information and facilities for visiting schools


  • MUSA is closed for redevelopment throughout 2018 and 2019. 
  • ‌Workshops are available either at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History or in your classroom.

 Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History 

  • The Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History is located in the Bute Medical Buildings, St Andrews, KY16 9TS. A map and more details about the location of the Bell Pettigrew are available on the Bell Pettigrew page.  
  • Mini-buses and coaches can drop students on South Street at the entrance to St Mary’s Quad, allowing for a short walk through the College grounds to the museum.  Parking for coaches is available at West Sands.
  • Lunch can be eaten in St Mary’s Quad in suitable weather.
  • Full disabled access.
  • Full risk assessment available: Bell Pettigrew risk assessment (PDF, 48 KB)


MUSA Collections Centre 

  • The MUSA Collections Centre is located at 87 North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AE. A map and more detail about the location are available on the MUSA Collections Centre page
  • On-street pay parking is available for mini-buses. Coach parking is available at the West Sands.
  • The MUSA Collections Centre is a working museum store and groups should keep this in mind while visiting.
  • Groups entering the store area are limited to 10 at a time, including teachers.
  • Food and drink cannot be taken into the store area.
  • Only pencils can be used in the store area.
  • Coats and bags can be left in lockers before entering the store area.
  • Due to the climate controls necessary within the store area it can sometimes be a bit chilly. It is advisable to bring a warm jumper.
  • Full disabled access.

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