Museum of the University of St Andrews

MUSA celebrates the history of Scotland's oldest university, and showcases treasures such as medieval silver maces, rare books and manuscripts, and 16th-century astronomical instruments. At research time the museum was closed for refurbishment until autumn 2019.

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1. St Andrews Castle

0.14 MILES

The castle is mainly in ruins, but the site itself is evocative and has dramatic coastline views. It was founded around 1200 as a fortified home for the…

2. St Andrews Aquarium

0.25 MILES

As well as a seal sanctuary, rays and sharks from Scottish waters, and exotic tropical favourites, St Andrews Aquarium has penguins, alligators and a cute…

3. St Andrews Cathedral

0.28 MILES

All that's left of one of Britain's most magnificent medieval buildings are ruined fragments of wall and arch, and a single towering gable, but you can…

4. British Golf Museum

0.33 MILES

This museum provides a comprehensive overview of the history and development of the game and the role of St Andrews in it. The huge collection ranges from…

5. Royal & Ancient Clubhouse

0.34 MILES

Dating from 1854, the clubhouse of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, the governing authority of the game of golf, stands beside the first tee of the Old…

6. St Andrews Museum

0.49 MILES

St Andrews Museum has interesting displays that chart the history of the town from its founding by St Regulus to its growth as an ecclesiastical, academic…

7. Scotland's Secret Bunker

6.19 MILES

This fascinating – and chilling – monument to Cold War paranoia was built in the 1950s to serve as one of Britain’s regional command centres in the event…

8. Cambo Walled Garden

6.75 MILES

Cambo Estate, 2.5 miles north of Crail, is the country seat of the Erskine family. Its walled garden, with an ornamental stream running through the middle…