MUSA: The Museum Of The University Of St Andrews


Musa, 7a The Scores, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AR

    MUSA: The Museum of The University of St Andrews displays artefacts from a collection that has been six centuries in the making.

    The collections illustrate the history, personalities, teaching and research practices of the university and serve as unique touchstones for the history of St Andrews. They include the world-famous medieval Maces, a set of 70 Silver Archery medals, important scientific instruments and contemporary artworks.

    The museum has four galleries, a Learning Loft and a viewing platform with panoramic views over the bay of St Andrews.

    Throughout the year MUSA hosts a program of temporary exhibitions and events at locations throughout St Andrews which present an exciting mix of art, culture and history.

    Free admission.

    5 Museum
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times Winter
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 12:00 16:00
    Friday 12:00 16:00
    Saturday 12:00 16:00
    Sunday 12:00 16:00
    2016 Opening Times Summer
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 12:00 17:00

    Summer hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 4pm

    Winter hours: Thursday to Sunday: 12 noon - 4pm


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Town Centre
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome Please advise in advance for groups of more than 30, or if you would like a tour.
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome Please advise in advance if more than 20 and if you would like to book a tour.


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Rack
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    MUSA is located on the historic Scores in St Andrews. As parking is limited at the museum we would encourage you to park at the Petheram Bridge Car Park, North Haugh, St Andrews beside the Gateway Building. Approaching St Andrews from the west on the A91 turn right at the first roundabout on the edge of St Andrews. This is a free 300 space car park approximately 10 minutes' walk to the museum.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The closest train station is Leuchars, Fife (a main line station between Edinburgh and Aberdeen). There is a regular bus link between Leuchars and St Andrews (every 15-20 minutes throughout week days. You can purchase a through train/bus ticket from railway station ticket offices).

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Services from London City to Dundee (approx. 15 miles from St Andrews). Wider range of domestic and international services to Edinburgh & Glasgow Airports.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters
      • There are verbal announcements for stops at each floor

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Audio
      • Braille
      • Large print (at least 14 point)


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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