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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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was there a few years ago with my grandchildren

It was very interesting for the kids and a great history lesson. the kids can wear the gowns for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eleanor G
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
Little gem

Walked past this many time and Im really glad thatI finally went in. It is really interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allister1960
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Fife
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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 weeks ago

It was very interesting for the kids and a great history lesson. the kids can wear the gowns for a photograph

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked past this many time and Im really glad thatI finally went in. It is really interesting and clearly exxplains things. As you go around it tells a story. Its not just a jumble of things.More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of MUSA! We're delighted that you decided to come in and visit us! MUSA is the first University Museum to have the history of the institution laid out Gallery by Gallery bringing the story of this wonderful University to life...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

What beautiful and ancient maces, still used on ceremonial occasions. We attended the current photographic exhibition on an early travel experience in West Africa. The binocular camera was a relatively new invention then and the plates are of an astounding quality, bearing in mind they...More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review - we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to MUSA and that you also enjoyed our temporary exhibition "Encountering Africa". We do hope that you'll visit again as we now have a new temporary exhibition entitled "Enduring Gifts:600...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We've visited St Andrews several times but had never been into this museum. There's a surprising amount in here, from the medieval foundations of the university up to the present day. Some items won't really grab you, others are wonderful - the maces are just...More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear John We're delighted that you found us on your visit to St Andrews and that you enjoyed visiting MUSA! We are very proud of the objects we have on display here and that you found some interesting information about some of the more peculiar...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I love St. Andrews and the cafe is excellent with a great view and a nice selection of light bites. Staff are attentive and very quick service.More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

I'm not sure that we are the venue you visited as we don't have a cafe facility although there are several excellent establishments in the vicinity of MUSA who do though so we're glad that you enjoyed your visit! I do hope that next time...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

First off - it's free! A small new museum which even if you are not going or been to the university is an interesting insight into the oldest seat of learning in Scotland. Plenty to see, touch and do. Balcony overlooking the sea presents a...More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your review of MUSA! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that your visit was interesting and you enjoyed the interactive elements of the tour. We strive to provide a variety of experiences within the galleries to ensure...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The University Museum has a wide range of interesting artefacts from yesteryear, well displayed with information relating to the items. There is also an excellent outdoor viewing platform overlooking St Andrews Bay.More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review of MUSA! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that you also enjoyed the Viewing Terrace. Our visitors always enjoy the view - (even on rainy days!) it can be so dramatic and changes constantly....More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

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.More

Thank Lynn B
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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you very much for your review of MUSA! We are delighted that you have found the exhibitions informative and that the layout and format of the galleries provided you with an enjoyable way to find out about the history of St Andrews. We pride...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review of MUSA! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you found the exhibitions informative and interesting. We now have a new temporary exhibition entitled "Encountering Africa" which provides a rare insight into ethnographic research in French Colonial West...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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.More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your review of MUSA. We're delighted that you enjoyed the visit and that you found the view to be stunning. We are very lucky to have that unique vista over the bay of St Andrews and the West Sands. Recently we have...More

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