St Andrews Preservation Trust

Museum Opening Hours and Times

The Museum is now open by appointment only to adhere to social distancing guidance set out by the Scottish Government.


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Admission to the Museum and Garden is free unless otherwise stated for a particular Exhibition or Event.

Donations are most welcome as this allows us to continue the work of the Museum.

Families with babies and young children

St Andrews Preservation Trust aims to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone who visits the Museum, including parents or carers visiting with babies and young children.

There is limited space for buggy parking but buggies can be left in the small front garden should there be availability and space.  Please note buggies are left at the owner’s risk.  St Andrews Preservation Trust can accept no liability.

Breastfeeding and bottle feeding is allowed anywhere where there is visitor seating within the Museum and Garden.  Should parents require more privacy, please ask a Museum Guide who will be happy to assist in finding a quiet spot.

We do not have baby-changing facilities or toilet facilities at the Museum.  Please follow this link for the nearest Public Toilets.

We have a number of children’s activities available within the Museum, please ask a Museum Guide who will be happy to assist.

Contact us

Should you have any enquiries ahead of your visit, we would be delighted to be hear from you.

Tel: 01334 477629

Visitors with access needs

This link takes you to our Accessibility information, which includes the facilities we have and our Access Statement.  If you have any questions then please call the museum on 01334 477629 or email


We are delighted to welcome groups to our Museum and can offer a visit tailored to both the setting of our Museum and your group.  So that we can ensure that your party can make the most of the visit we always ask group organisers to book in advance.  There is no charge for group bookings.  We welcome donations which contribute towards the running costs and the work of the Museum.  The nearest coach drop off is across the street, next to St Andrews Cathedral, less than a two minute walk away.  To make a booking please call 01334 477629 or email

School and Education Groups

Bring your class along to St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum.  Learn about the social history of our historic town, from how to mix and grind herbs in the Chemist Shop to weighing out a pound of butter in Aikman & Terras the Grocers Shop.   We can also show the children how to roll their sleeves up and wash clothes in “Great-Grannie’s Wash-house”.  There are a number of displays and artefacts to encourage children’s learning and stimulate their imagination.  To discuss your requirements and to book a visit call us on 01334 477629 or email