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Museum of the University of St Andrews

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Address: 7A The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01334 461660
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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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A fantastic place to visit

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting wee museum. It's on the way to the castle and cathedral so well worth popping in. It's free admission and the history of the university and the town are well worth a read. You will enjoy the stop off as very informative.

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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 review of MUSA! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit here. More 

Brora, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across the museam on our wander round and were not disappointed. It is a fab modern interactive place to learn about Scotland's oldest university. Very fascinating exhibition. Tells you everything you need to know. Would have been nice to find out more about the university's present day to complete the visit. E.g (subjects offered and how it expanded... More 

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Musa S, Senior Vistitor 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 found us and enjoyed your visit so much! The history of the university is fascinating and is very much a part of the history of the town as a whole. Thank you for your suggestions also, we very much appreciate hearing what our visitors' thoughts as to how we... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little gem of a Museum in the Scores not far from St Andrews Castle. We really enjoyed the artefacts on display especially on the early history of the university. The display on seals was very interesting as well. Good display on the Maces. Small but well laid out. There was also a room for young ones group visits such... 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 this review of your visit to MUSA. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience! It is so important to us that we provide a visitor experience which caters for all ages. The view from the terrace is stunning! More 

De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

While walking back from the ruins of the St. Andrews Cathedral to meet our tour bus, my spouse and I spotted a notice about an exhibition of world-famous medieval maces. Interested, we popped inside to discover a lovely little museum. Although we did not have enough time to see everything, we did enjoy the glittering maces. And an added bonus:... 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 for your review, we're delighted that you popped in to see us here at MUSA! Our mediaeval maces are certainly one of our star attractions! More 

Asia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Well worth a visit. Nicely put together and it's wonderful to see both the history or St Andrew's and of the very prestigious University of St Andrew's. There are great views from the roof of the museum and excellent facilities to keep small children entertained, including child size red gowns.

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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 of your visit to MUSA. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit here and that you found a variety of activities for the different ages in your group. Our red gown collection is very popular (also with adults too!) More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The St. Andrews University Museum is definitely better than the town's museum. It's about twice as big, and has a more extensive and more interesting collection: printed books from the 1400's, early scientific instruments, and university artifacts, not to mention the second floor viewing platform that looks over the sea. It has some good activities for children too, like a... 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 for your review of your visit to MUSA. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you found activities and exhibitions which appeal to all ages. We strive to ensure that there is something for everyone here and we always welcome suggestions on what we could do to improve our facilities. More 

Iowa City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Small, but well done, this free museum is definitely worth a visit. Lovely building with a great view. Kid friendly - there's red robes to try on and wear as you learn university history and tradition. Plan on 30 mins.

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

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and the lovely view from upstairs. More 

McMinnville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This was a great place to visit during the extended shower at the time of my visit to St. Andrews. The displays were very well done, and lots of history and historical artifacts were on display. Helpful staff.

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

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit and that it made up for the awful weather!! MUSA also has lots of drop in craft activities which are great if the Scottish weather is being a bit unpredictable!! More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I liked my visit here and would return again when I have more time to explore it in greater detail..

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

Thanks for the review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. You might like to check our website in advance of your visit as we also run a lot of free events for adults and children! More 

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