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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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The University Museum has a wide range of interesting artefacts from yesteryear, well displayed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
menubuster
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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From special exhibitions to permanent collections on show, this is a great way to find out more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynn B
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank menubuster
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks 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.More

Thank Lynn B
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

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 1 week ago

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

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
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted that you found us at MUSA and that you enjoyed your visit. We're also really pleased that you enjoyed the exhibitions. We now have a new exhibition in Gallery 4 entitled "Encountering Africa" - a photographic exhibition which provides a rare and interesting...More

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.More

Thank Stuart M
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to MUSA. We're also pleased that you found yourself to be very welcome. Our staff are passionate about the history of the university and town and are dedicated to ensuring that the...More

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.More

Thank Wydtrak
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of MUSA - we're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you found the exhibitions interesting and informative. We have a temporary exhibition gallery and are now showing "Encountering Africa" a photographic exhibition showcasing the ethnographic field study...More

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!More

Thank Mary K
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that you found us on your trip to St Andrews! Thank you for your review - we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you found the exhibitions interesting and informative. We have a new exhibition entitled "Encountering Africa" so if...More

Reviewed 10 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.More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of MUSA! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you found our staff so welcoming. The visitor experience is very important to us at MUSA and that visitors feel welcomed is crucial to what we have to...More

Reviewed 7 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
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to spend time to enjoy all that we have to offer in the museum. We do hope that you will visit again when you...More

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