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Museums of the University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university, founded in 1413. Like the University, its Museums are rooted in and draw inspiration from this 600-year history of research and teaching, and the pursuit of knowledge for the common good.

The Museums' collections are of national and international interest and importance and consist of around 115,000 artefacts and specimens.

Museum collections are featured at the Wardlaw Museum and the Bell Pettigrew Museum, stored and studied in a dedicated Collections Centre, displayed across the University campus, and lent for exhibition nationally and internationally.

We need your perspective – help us to shape the future of our museums by telling us what matters to you. Fill out a short survey to tell us more about the stories, collections, exhibitions, events and online content you care about.

The Wardlaw Museum Shop collection is now online. With an eclectic mix of products reflecting the themes of the newly refurbished museum

Date 4 December 2018
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Curious? Our Podcast series The Curiosity Conversation speaks with a different expert every month to explore the world through the ground-breaking or contested aspects of the stories museums tell.

Date 24 March 2020
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Join us for a Sustainable Christmas this year at the Wardlaw Museum: 10% off Christmas shopping, crafts and Christmas music from Tullis Russell Mills band!

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