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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the University of St Andrews

Museum of the University of St Andrews
7a The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
01334 461660
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Erskine, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Its free, well laid out, good for kids and adults. Great views over the west sands and out to sea.

Its quite small so you can do it in half an hour.

Visited January 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“A decent museum and great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We've been meaning to visit the museum for several years and finally got around to it. We were impressed - it was well put together with interesting exhibits and plenty of information that told the story of the university in an engaging way. The views from the roof terrace were fantastic. Cost of entry - what cost of entry? It's free! Definitely worth a visit when you're next in St Andrews.

Visited November 2012
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“Something for everyone.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Definitely should be on your list of places to go in St Andrews. First off...it's free! Brilliant news for a family of 4. Full of interesting facts about the history of the town and lots of interactive games along the way.

A great space for children is also included, where they can create something using paper, scissors, pens, crayons etc...

Upstairs is the viewing platform, offering incredible views along the coast, where a talking telescope will guide you around the sights.

An excellent way to spend a few hours.

Visited October 2012
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“Anne Oct 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Sorry we didn't have time to stay longer. Found museum very interesting. Would like to return with more time available

Visited October 2012
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“Saint andrews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

It's of the most beautiful places I have ever visited!!! The blue of the sea and the lively green of bonnie Scotland-awesome!!!
The museum of the university is pretty nice,free and with lots of objects for children.at the top floor there is nice terrace with an amazing view of the coast!

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