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Museum of the University of St Andrews

7A The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
+44 1334 461660
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We came across this by sheer chance not realising it was there. The staff were very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet L
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Well done!

Take this (free) self-guided tour and you will be amazed by the depth of the experience. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
betty313
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Huntington, New York
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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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7A The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this by sheer chance not realising it was there. The staff were very friendly and inviting. The displays were very informative and fact sheets were supplied in all areas.

Thank Janet L
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! We are very glad that you found us! We're very pleased that you enjoyed the exhibitions and that you found our new handy guides useful in the galleries.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take this (free) self-guided tour and you will be amazed by the depth of the experience. The presentation of an amazing amount of information is very well done and very interesting. Don't forget to end your tour by going upstairs and outside for a fabulous...More

Thank betty313
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and our exhibitions as well as the fabulous view!

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We found our visit to the Museum of the University of St Andrews quite interesting & educational - this oldest of the Scottish Universities is simply lovely & the museum assisted us in understanding some of its history. The staff were delightful - very helpful...More

Thank denver60
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to MUSA. We are extremely committed to visitor service excellence and so are very pleased that you felt that they assisted you well in your visit.

Reviewed 5 February 2017

This wonderful museum is worth a visit. The staff is very helpful with answering questions and paying attention to the little ones. It will show you a brief history about the university and displays the faculty activities. This university is also famous for the union...More

Thank Huurman1968
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you very much for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you found the visitor services staff very helpful! We aim to provide a 5 star welcome to all our visitors. I hope you will get the chance to...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

some very interesting things to see. More for adults than kids, though there were some things to keep the kids amused. There was a room that looked to be for some very hands on fun, but there was no one in it when we were...More

Thank Gareth G
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your review of MUSA and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We aim to have activities throughout the museum that children (and adults!) can take part in. Our Gallery on Student Life and Traditions is soon to re-open and this...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

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...More

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Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review of MUSA. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit and that you found our Visitor Services team exceptional. We take great pride in providing a 5 star welcome to visitors. We're also delighted that...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

Thank Elaine L
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your lovely review of MUSA. We're delighted that you were able to come back and visit again! I hope you'll come back again this year as we have a refurbished Gallery reopening with new exhibits exploring student life and traditions at the...More

Reviewed 26 December 2016

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

Thank mm62
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you very much for your review of MUSA! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the exhibitions and managed to stay out of the winter weather! I hope that you still managed to see the stunning view from our terrace!

Reviewed 8 December 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...More

Thank Jonas_TGB
Musa S, Operations Officer at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Margaret T
Musa S, Senior Visitor Services Facilitator at Museum of the University of St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

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...More

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