The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum is a small, independent museum situated in a 17th century house in the heart of the town's old fisher quarter, a stone's throw from both the castle and the cathedral.
The museum contains a wealth of information and objects relating to the history of St Andrews and its people. Permanent displays feature old St Andrews shops. Great Granny's Wash House is outside and you can also relax in the award-winning gardens.
The museum collections include fine art, costume, furniture and many other objects with local connections. There is also an important collection of some 10,000 photographs, postcards, slides and glass negatives. These can be viewed by arrangement with the curator and copies can be requested.
Recent temporary exhibitions have included the history of the harbour and the local fishing community, the Victorians, the 1950s and the development of St Andrews from settlement to city.
The museum is open daily from 2pm to 5pm during exhibitions and by appointment with the curator at other times.