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Museum of the University of St Andrews

7A The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
+44 1334 461660
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Always interesting

From special exhibitions to permanent collections on show, this is a great way to find out more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn B
Interesting and informative

We enjoyed our visit to this museum which provided detailed and informative displays relating to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
karen2558
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The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) is a free museum displaying some of the amazing treasures from the University's collection of over 112,000 artefacts. The Museum is located on the Scores in St Andrews and is home to St Salvator's Mace, which is still used in Graduation and Welcome ceremonies to this day. The museum has four galleries, a 'Learning Loft' and a viewing terrace with stunning panoramic views over St Andrews Bay. MUSA is family friendly and its galleries feature a number of fun hands-on interactives as well as an art cart which is full of creative activities for children from dressing up to drawing. Free admission.
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7A The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From special exhibitions to permanent collections on show, this is a great way to find out more about such a richly historic part of Scorland.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to this museum which provided detailed and informative displays relating to the history of this ancient seat of learning.

Thank karen2558
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and well thought out museum, with relics from the town's and the university's history. View from balcony over the sea makes the visit worthwhile in itself.

Thank Scurlywump
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I have been to St. Andrews often but stumbled upon this little gem while walking from the castle back to St. Saviour's college. If you are in St. Andrews make the effort to find this small museum, I am sure you will be enthralled by...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a super place this is, reading the history of the town, the Uni itself and the Reformation was very interesting, well illustrated and staffed by lovely people.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very nice little museum steeped in local history, including that of the college. The viewing platform offers a lovely vista of shoreline and seabirds.

Thank Wydtrak
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on the museum enticed by the "free" sign. So glad we went; interesting and well set up. Easy to follow through the rooms with thorough written guides to help. Highly recommend and don't forget to go to the upstairs terrace for the view!

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Came across this museum while walking around St Andrews. Its well worth a visit and its free. Staff are welcoming. Displays are interesting and informative. And the view from outside on the upper floor iis great.

Thank lindypop2003
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

My daughters and I visited 6th July. I've visited this town for decades and never been to this wee museum. The history of not just the University but the town is impressive considering this is free. I hope it inspired my two! Don't forget to...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We came across this by sheer chance not realising it was there. The staff were very friendly and inviting. The displays were very informative and fact sheets were supplied in all areas.

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad that you found us! We're very pleased that you enjoyed the exhibitions and that you found our new handy guides useful in the galleries.

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