Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum

Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum Welcome to the Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum page!
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Here we will post information about any upcoming events we have and information about open days during the summer. We will also post photographs of specimens we have and tell you fun facts about the museum and the collection.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
11/11/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Join us this Thursday for the Bell Pettigrew Sessions, featuring singer-songwriter Kyra Ho, accoustic melodies from Ally Addison and indie-rock from Marine Anthropology, all in St Andrews' quirkiest venue.
First act at 7:30pm, entry free.

31/10/2019
Museums of the University of St Andrews

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Haha yesterday we said we didn't have any potions........but it's Baby MUSA tomorrow and we can't have a Baby MUSA Halloween without......green slime๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป

Come to the @BellPettigrewMuseum tomorrow for Baby MUSA time tomorrow from 10:15 - 11:15 for newborns up to pre - school age. There might be..........SLIME!!!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡

Museums of the University of St Andrews
14/10/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Liana Flores brought her chilled jazzy vibe to the Bell Pettigrew Sessions last week and we had an awesome time.
We look forward to seeing you at the next one on Thursday 14th November.

Tonight at the Bell Pettigrew Museum!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ“
10/10/2019

Tonight at the Bell Pettigrew Museum!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ“

Tonight's the night!
We're very excited for a night of live music in St Andrews' quirkiest venue with STAR: St Andrews Radio.
Doors open at 7:30pm for an evening of folk rock from Asher the Townhound, beautiful lyrics and acoustic melodies from Liana Flores and electronic beats and great vibes from Annabel Grace.
Free entry, takes place at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Some acts may include adult themes and language, parental discretion advised.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
10/10/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Tonight's the night!
We're very excited for a night of live music in St Andrews' quirkiest venue with STAR: St Andrews Radio.
Doors open at 7:30pm for an evening of folk rock from Asher the Townhound, beautiful lyrics and acoustic melodies from Liana Flores and electronic beats and great vibes from Annabel Grace.
Free entry, takes place at the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Some acts may include adult themes and language, parental discretion advised.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
09/10/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Spooky, scary skeletons send shivers down your spine. Luckily for us at the Bell Pettigrew Museum, some of our skeletons have been fossilised which means we can still display this little guy hundreds of millions of years later! To start off this spooky Halloween season, our #objectoftheweek is one of our trilobites, a neolenus who lived during the Middle Cambrian, roughly 500 million years ago, in what is now the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to their easily fossilised exoskeleton, we have many examples of this arthropod in the fossil record. How many can you see in the Bell Pettigrew Museum?

Museum Collections, University of Dundee
04/10/2019

Museum Collections, University of Dundee

It's World Animal Day! We have some very strange ones in the Zoology Museum, including this glass sponge, which scarcely looks like an animal at all!

Museums of the University of St Andrews
03/10/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

The Bell Pettigrew Sessions are back! Join us and STAR: St Andrews Radio on Thursday 10th October for a night of great music in St Andrews' quirkiest venue.
Featuring folk rock from Asher the Townhound, guitar-based originals and ukulele mash-ups from Liana Flores and a melange of soothing lyrics and easy-listening electronic beats from Annabel Grace Music.
Free entry. Doors open at 7:15pm, first act at 7:30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Some performances may include adult themes and language, parental discretion is advised.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
03/10/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Join us at the Bell Pettigrew this October half term for some autumn-inspired activities! 7th โ€“ 10th October, explore autumnal woodland habitats, the creatures that live in them, and make your own mini bug hotel. 14th โ€“ 18th October, discover creatures getting ready to hibernate and make your very own pine cone creature along with a hidey-hole habitat for it. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring along your own foraging finds!

Events run 2-4pm. No booking necessary, just drop in to the Bell Pettigrew.

#MuseumsUniStA #October #Halfterm #Autumn #Activities #Craft #UniversityofStAndrews

St Andrews Photography Festival
25/09/2019

St Andrews Photography Festival

How can you make fascinating moving pictures with light and shadows? Discover what a shadow is, then play with light and an array of weird and wonderful objects to create amazing shadow artworks that twist, turn and transform. Photographer Kit Martin will be on hand to guide you. (Suitable for ages 3-6 years).

Friday 11th October, 13:00 - 14:00 at the Bell Pettigrew Museum.

The workshop is free but booking is essential. To book email [email protected] or phone 01334 46 1663.

Image Credit: ยฉ Kit Martin

#StAndPhotoFest #photoseasonscotland #photography #standrews

Museums of the University of St Andrews
06/09/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Everybody walk the dinosaur at Baby MUSA this morning! Join us from 10:15 to 11:15 for dino-themed songs, stories, play and fossils. We look forward to seeing you and your little one at the Bell Pettigrew Museum.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
01/09/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

It's Doors Open Day today 12 - 4 pm! You're spoilt for choice - we'll have the Senate Room open, Parliament Hall and the COOLEST of them all - the Bell Pettigrew Museum.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธ

#UniversityofStAndrews #DODscot2019 #DoorsOpenDay

Museums of the University of St Andrews
30/08/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

There's one more chance to see the Bell Pettigrew Museum before we close for the Autumn! Come along on Sunday between 12 and 4 pm for Doors Open Day. We'll be there with some hands on activities as well for all the family!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธ

#DODscot19 #UniversityofStAndrews #BellPettigrewMuseum #NaturalHistory #Museums #familyactivities

Museums of the University of St Andrews
30/08/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

There's one more chance to see the Bell Pettigrew Museum before we close for the Autumn! Come along on Sunday between 12 and 4 pm for Doors Open Day. We'll be there with some hands on activities as well for all the family!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›๏ธ

#DODscot19 #UniversityofStAndrews #BellPettigrewMuseum #NaturalHistory #Museums #familyactivities

Museums of the University of St Andrews
22/08/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

The Bell Pettigrew Museum will be open for Doors open Day on Sunday September 1st! We are also open 1 โ€“ 5 pm Monday to Friday up until then so donโ€™t miss your chance to catch this amazing natural history museum! You can even bring your guitar here for the Bell Pettigrew Sessions later in the year! #MuseumsoftheUniversityofStAndrews #BellPettigrewMuseum #dodscot30 #UniversityofStAndrews #Freshsaints #BellPettigrewSessions #MusicisLove #MusicinMuseums

Museums of the University of St Andrews
20/08/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

At a reception last night in the Bell Pettigrew Museum our new director, Katie Eagleton spoke about the exciting new plans for a re-imagining of the Museums of the University of St Andrews. Building on the success of 10 years of the much loved MUSA on the Scores the building will reopen as The Wardlaw Museum in Spring 2020.
We will have new permanent exhibitions which will reflect the global reach of the UniversityofStAndrews in the arts, sciences, culture and history. An exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and events will also be announced over the coming months so keep in touchโ€ฆ.!
Weโ€™ve also had a great summer in the Bell Pettigrew Museum and thereโ€™s still time to visit this gem of a natural history museum! We are open from 1 โ€“ 5 pm on weekdays until September 1st.

#Creativity #Curiosity #BellPettigrewMuseum #WardlawMuseum #UniversityofStAndrews #Freshsaints #UniversityofStAndrewsClassof2023

Museums of the University of St Andrews
20/08/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

At a reception last night in the Bell Pettigrew Museum our new director, Katie Eagleton spoke about the exciting new plans for a re-imagining of the Museums of the University of St Andrews. Building on the success of 10 years of the much loved MUSA on the Scores the building will reopen as The Wardlaw Museum in Spring 2020.
We will have new permanent exhibitions which will reflect the global reach of the UniversityofStAndrews in the arts, sciences, culture and history. An exciting programme of temporary exhibitions and events will also be announced over the coming months so keep in touchโ€ฆ.!
Weโ€™ve also had a great summer in the Bell Pettigrew Museum and thereโ€™s still time to visit this gem of a natural history museum! We are open from 1 โ€“ 5 pm on weekdays until September 1st.

#Creativity #Curiosity #BellPettigrewMuseum #WardlawMuseum #UniversityofStAndrews #Freshsaints #UniversityofStAndrewsClassof2023

There's a whole month left to visit The Bell Pettigrew Museum!Here's Ellen our Head of Public Engagement being a Sugar G...
01/08/2019

There's a whole month left to visit The Bell Pettigrew Museum!

Here's Ellen our Head of Public Engagement being a Sugar Glider ๐Ÿ˜‚ a small marsupial possom who loves sugary foods (although Ellen prefers coffee!)

Come along and share your photos of being your favourite animal in the museum. We are open weekday afternoons 1 - 5 pm ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿ†๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿถ

University of St Andrews
31/07/2019

University of St Andrews

Did you know that the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History is open every weekday afternoon during the summer holidays.

Drop in between 2pm to 4pm this week to get a chance to see, handle and make some fantastic fossils.

Follow the signs through St Mary's Quad towards the Bute Building.
http://ow.ly/JmHM50vi9YN

Activities this week in the museum!  ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿง
29/07/2019

Activities this week in the museum! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿง

Come to The Bell Pettigrew Museum this week to see our fantastic fossils! Get a chance to handle and make some fossils to discover more about our fascinating world.
Drop in from 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
19/07/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

If you're interested in adult learning opportunities in Fife come along to Parliament Hall tomorrow at the University of St Andrews. (The Bell Pettigrew Museum will also be open...!)๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ“

Museums of the University of St Andrews
15/07/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Today is the start of a week of discovery at The Bell Pettigrew Museum! Come along to find out more about the museum and complete your own trail of discovery. Drop in between 2pm and 4pm any weekday, all ages welcome!

Museums of the University of St Andrews
05/07/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Join us today for a Teddy Bears' Picnic themed Baby MUSA at the Bell Pettigrew Museum, from 10:15 until 11:15. There'll be songs, games, messy play, a story and lots of fun. Bring your own teddy.
Be bear or be square!

Museums of the University of St Andrews
30/06/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Tomorrow is the start of our new Summer Family Favourites events. Come along to The Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum and join the fun! All ages welcome.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
30/06/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Tomorrow is the start of our new Summer Family Favourites events. Come along to The Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum and join the fun! All ages welcome.

Museums of the University of St Andrews
27/06/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Next week our series of Summer Family Favourites will start! These drop-in events will include a range of exciting hands-on activities, games, trails, crafts and lots more over the summer. All events will be held in the Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum and will be running from 2-4pm on weekdays. Stay tuned for more information on what will be on offer each week.

Today we welcomed Jenny to the team!  She will be here on Monday - Friday from 1 - 5 pm  to welcome visitors to the Bell...
24/06/2019

Today we welcomed Jenny to the team! She will be here on Monday - Friday from 1 - 5 pm to welcome visitors to the Bell Pettigrew Museum.

Pop in on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week and then every afternoon during July and August! We will also have a programme of drop in activities for you to take part in. Keep an eye on our website for more details:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/museums/visit-us/bell-pettigrew/

Museums of the University of St Andrews
24/06/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

From today the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History will be open every weekday from 1pm until 5pm. A rare surviving example of an Edwardian teaching museum and often described as "a hidden gem", it's free to visit and we think it's well worth an afternoon. Why not come and say hello?

Thorny South African Seeds Get an Up Close Examination in Macro Photographs by Dillon Marsh
10/06/2019
Thorny South African Seeds Get an Up Close Examination in Macro Photographs by Dillon Marsh

Thorny South African Seeds Get an Up Close Examination in Macro Photographs by Dillon Marsh

In order to spread as widely as possible, some varieties of seeds will grow sharp thorns and burs. These sharp points allow the seeds to attach themselves to unsuspecting animals or humans unnoticed, and has earned them the moniker of "hitchhiker plants." Photographer Dillon Marsh (previously here a

St Andrews Bioblitz
10/06/2019

St Andrews Bioblitz

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in Bioblitz! We had a great day, documented a LOT of species and even avoided rain (mostly!). Stay tuned for more photos and for a total count of the number of species we found....

St Andrews Bioblitz
06/06/2019

St Andrews Bioblitz

We're set and ready for our survey! Will you join us tomorrow? :)

St Andrews Bioblitz
02/06/2019

St Andrews Bioblitz

We have just a few days left before our 24-hour survey! If you like insects and want to discover the species present around St Andrews, join us on the 8th of June by the Scottish Ocean Institute!
https://www.facebook.com/events/388659635326211/

Museum Collections, University of Dundee
31/05/2019

Museum Collections, University of Dundee

Summer has started (though you wouldn't know it from the weather!) which means that the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum is now open every Friday afternoon 2-4.30pm, starting today!

Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium
22/05/2019
Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium

Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium

Science and Photography Symposium Hosted by: University of St Andrews Libraryโ€™s Special Collections Division Wednesday 23rd October 2019 09:30 โ€“ 17:00 Lawrence Levy Studio, Byre Theatre, Abbey Streโ€ฆ

Museums of the University of St Andrews
21/05/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

We've got a very unusual and exciting event coming up this week...

Join us at the Bell Pettigrew Museum for a concert by musician Alexander South, a professional musician studying humpback whale song at the University of St Andrews and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland ๐Ÿณ

This concert will include solo clarinet pieces inspired by whale and birdsong, as well as humpback whale recordings played in multichannel immersive sound... ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We hope to see you there!

Museums of the University of St Andrews
18/05/2019

Museums of the University of St Andrews

Today's MuseumWeek theme is #PhotoMW ๐Ÿ“ธ

We love seeing your beautiful photos of the Bell Pettigrew Museum... share your best snaps below!

Zebra photo by Adam Chester ๐Ÿฆ“

15/05/2019
Museums of the University of St Andrews

Museums of the University of St Andrews

We had great fun learning how to bow and curtsy for the Queen last week at Victorian Mayhem! ๐Ÿ‘‘

We loved bringing the Bell Pettigrew Museum to life, playing with different Victorian inventions, crafts and costume! ๐ŸŽฉ

MuseumWeek Artemis Scotland Ltd #PlayMW #MuseumWeek

Artemis Scotland Ltd
02/05/2019

Artemis Scotland Ltd

Looking for something to do on May Day Bank Holiday Monday? Look no further. Come to St Andrews and the Bell Pettigrew Museum and step back in time to meet Queen Victoria & the scientist David Brewster, who invented the kaleidoscope. The event is organised by Museum of the University of St Andrews.

University of St Andrews Public Engagement
01/05/2019

University of St Andrews Public Engagement

Like music and science, whale and birdsong combine beautifully with clarinets and electronics in this concert coming up in the Bell Pettigrew museum. Mark it in your diaries to be sure not to miss it!

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