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Museum of the University of St Andrews

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On this Private Tour, you can stroll along the town's medieval streets and discover a wealth of lesser-known history and details of paranormal sightings. Visit sites including the colleges of Scotland’s first university, Queen Mary's House, the ruined cathedral, Haunted Tower, and Bishops' Palace, with its picturesque views over the North Sea. Afterward, enjoy discounts at local restaurants.
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woodersbraid wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom39 contributions15 helpful votes
Really enjoyable and thought provoking exhibition on Smoking. Happy and attentive staff and a great coffee shop as well.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jackie h wrote a review Aug 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
Very informative, beautiful building with great sea views on the terrace, colourful exhibition. Enjoyed it very much.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Scot_On_Tour_10 wrote a review May 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland48 contributions28 helpful votes
This is a splendid museum charting the history of the oldest university in Scotland. 600 years of history is well laid out with clear maps, drawing, explanations and lots of artefacts from the university archives. There are lots of activities for children too, so it's also great for family visits. If you're a prospective, current or former student, you will love this museum. If you're none of those, but interested in this aspect of Scottish history, you will love this museum. Even if you just came to St Andrews for a round of golf or a paddle on the beach, this is a great little museum to discover another aspect of the town.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Musa S, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of the University of St Andrews
Responded Jun 7, 2018
Thank you for your feedback - we really do appreciate hearing what our visitors think about their visit to MUSA. We have a large number of original artefacts from Special Collections in Gallery One, at present, making it well worth a visit before we close for redevelopment at the end of June! Our What's On Guide (available from MUSA or online) details events of all our workshops for both children and adults. These will continue, in various locations, throughout the period of our closure. Keep an eye on the website for more information. Once again, thank for your interest - and for taking the time to review your visit to MUSA!
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drkiki2015 wrote a review May 2018
Washougal, Washington440 contributions89 helpful votes
Free and informative, this little museum has picturesque views of the sea from the rooftop, fun videos of student life, and all sorts of academic and religious memorabilia. The featured exhibit this month is about philanthropy that has supported the university since 1413, the inception of the university! There are references to notable alums (such as Nobel prize winners, folks who successfully climbed Mt. Everest, and a host of medals from an archery competition held at the university in the 1700s. History buffs will love it all!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Musa S, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of the University of St Andrews
Responded May 25, 2018
Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. The museum indeed offers both a historical overview of the University of St Andrews, together with more contemporary insights into student life. These include a look at the many traditions we continue to celebrate and uphold, such as Raisin Weekend and May Dip. If your visit to St Andrews was recent, you might have been witness to a few 'soakings': the post-exam practice where final year students soak one another with water to mark the transition from student to graduate! This year, we are also celebrating the 700th anniversary of the consecration of St Andrews Cathedral. We have dedicated a small part of Gallery One to items from Special Collections which relate to the Cathedral and its place in the history of the town. We do hope that you will make a return visit, should you be back in the area - either before we close for our re-development on the 30th June or after we re-open in 2019!
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Christos wrote a review May 2018
Thessaloniki, Greece3,936 contributions7,946 helpful votes
A small museum in which you can see some things from the St Andrews history.A museum is free and it takes a half hour to see it.it deserves a visit.Very smily staff!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Musa S, Guest Relations Manager at Museum of the University of St Andrews
Responded May 9, 2018
Thank you very much for your review and for your kind comments about our staff! Ensuring that our visitors receive a warm welcome is always our priority at MUSA. The museum is indeed of such a size that it can either be enjoyed at length with the addition of our audio guide, or more briefly if you are on an itinerary. We have new exhibits in Gallery One - meaning that at present even more of our collection is on display. In the same gallery, we also have a case dedicated to St Andrews Cathedral, as 2018 marks the 700th anniversary of its consecration. We do hope that you will visit again should you return before the end of June. An exciting new redevelopment project begins in July, so perhaps next time you are in St Andrews you will be able to see an extended and improved version of the current MUSA!
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