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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: +44 1334 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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The Oldest Scottish University

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 15 August 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 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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 

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