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Museum of the University of St Andrews

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Address: 7A The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
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+44 1334 461660
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: No
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The Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) is a free museum...

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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I walked the town over a 2 day period, enjoying its sights and reading plaques en route about famous people associated with St Andrews and its university. I found that this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked the town over a 2 day period, enjoying its sights and reading plaques en route about famous people associated with St Andrews and its university. I found that this compact museum helped me piece much of it together and provided more detail through its well laid out exhibits and information. The 1st floor roof terrace has a 180... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited twice now, the first time I did not have time to look at everything I wanted to see (as we attended the Open Day for Students of the University) the 2nd visit I got to see everything. Some amazing views from the roof! I can highly recommend a visit here

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are quite a few interesting and educational exhibits. It's definitely a nice alternative to playing golf if weather is bad.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Visited the MUSA a couple of years ago on my first visit to St Andrews. A nice museum that gives you an overview of the University and of St Andrews. A bit small though, I presume that 600 years of history is enough to fill a larger museum. You leave the museum feeling that you know a bit more about... More 

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of MUSA, we are delighted that you came to visit and that you enjoyed your experience! The University of St Andrews has several collections of National Significance - our heritage collections, scientific instrument collection and chemistry collection. We also have several departmental collections throughout the university. Our aim at MUSA is to provide an insight... More 

Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here and the young lady who answered all our questions in the most helpful way added to the enjoyment of our visit. Founded in the 15th Century it is Scotland oldest University and its history was clearly set out as we walked through the museum. If we had got the time I would have loved... More 

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Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit here to MUSA and that you found the staff helpful and friendly! We strive to ensure our visitors receive a first class experience of the museum in a variety of ways which suits all ages, knowledge and experience. More 

Dunfermline
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Great place to visit, loads of history attached to St. Andrews university. Free entry and a very pleasant interior.

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Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to MUSA and that you gained a real insight into the history of the university. We are very pleased to offer our visitors free entry and free audio guides as well! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This wonderful museum traces the classic and storied history of this prestigious school. You'll meet the most unique alumni and their contribution to the world in politics, art, business, writing and the humanities. Enjoy.

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Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us here at MUSA and that you found our exhibitions informative, interesting and varied. They reflect the great diversity in academic achievements from this historic institution. More 

Pinehurst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I spent an hour or so in this amazing museum that tells and shows the story of St Andrews the town and the university. Many objects and artifacts, well displayed with a free audio tour with earphones. This is well worth the time if you're in St Andrews and want to know more about the University and its historic role.... More 

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Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you gained an insight into the history of this historic institution and it's fundamental role in the history of the town of St Andrews! More 

Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Very interesting and an excellent place to visit, would certainly recommend you look into this museum on your visit to Saint Andrews.

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Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to MUSA! More 

glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Brilliant museum charting the history of the Uni and it's place in the world. Great exhibits, hands on activities and stunning roof terrace across the beaches!

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Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed visiting us here at MUSA! It's so important to us that our visitors are enjoying a range of activities to suit all ages from our exhibitions to our drop in activities and the view from the terrace is a firm favourite! More 

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