Museum news

St Andrews University museum extension project

 Medieval pottery found during archaeological excavations in the grounds of museum

Works have begun to build an extension to the museum which will re-open in Spring 2020.  In preparation for the building, archaeologists revealed a medieval pit containing up to one thousand sherds of medieval glazed pottery along with animal bones and shells dating from the 12th - 15th centuries.  The find has been described as "significant" by Fife Council archaeologist Douglas Spiers and sheds new light on the fact that activity in medieval St Andrews may have been earlier than previously thought.

 26 April 2019

Medieval pottery found during excavations outside MUSA

MUSA is now closed for refurbishment. When the museum re-opens, it will have

  • new gallery space
  • museum gift shop
  • a studio space
  • a new entrance area 
  • new environmental controls.

These new additions will allow the team bring to you a new programme of exhibitions and events for all to enjoy. 

In the meantime for details, of the museum events programme in other venues, please see events information.