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St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

12 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9PW, Scotland
+44 1334 477629
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Small museum

This museum is very small but worth a visit if you're in St Andrews for more than a few days. The... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Meg_Hyland
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Anstruther, United Kingdom
A Beautiful Little Building

The old trades and occupations are presented in this lovely little building. There is a pretty... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Lynn B
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“local life” (2 reviews)
“pretty garden” (2 reviews)
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12 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9PW, Scotland
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+44 1334 477629
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This museum is very small but worth a visit if you're in St Andrews for more than a few days. The volunteer-led exhibitions rotate and they tend to be very local topics, so perhaps more of interest to people who are already familiar with the...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

The old trades and occupations are presented in this lovely little building. There is a pretty garden. Sorry, missus, but I looked over the wall are your garden too which was a delight.More

Thank Lynn B
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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the Museum and Garden. Our opening times for 2018 are now on our website so do feel free to visit when we're open and have a more...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This little museum is located in an old house and is staffed by helpful volunteers. Downstairs there are interesting artefacts to record local life in previous centuries, particularly the grocer shop, pharmacy and dentist. Upstairs when we visited there was a temporary exhibition about the...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Garden. Our temporary displays on the first floor change ever season so there's always plenty of new and interesting information to...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

we have been coming to St Andrews for years now and the museum opens from 2 .00 in the afternoon it was irritating last week to find it was closed . We checked the web site and it said it was open but a girl...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to hear that the Museum was closed when you planned to visit. We are a small museum that relies heavily on the support of our volunteers and as such, is...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I visited this museum for the first time while on holiday in Fife. My partner was interested in an exhibition there, so I went along. It's small, but has very interesting displays and the staff there are friendy and helpful. As an enthusiastic gardener, I...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Garden. Our garden is maintained solely by volunteers and it's wonderful to have such feedback. Our temporary displays on the first...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

A lovely building in the Scottish vernacular easily accessible from the centre ot town which has a medieval grid pattern. The museum gives an insight into the occupations and life styles of the non-university inhabitants of the town from previoud generations. Pleasant volunteers.

Thank Lynn B
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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Garden. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We visited this museum on a recent holiday to Fife as one of our party had spotted a poster advertising an exhibition about the Polish Connections with St Andrews. The exhibition was interesting and the volunteers helpful and enthusiastic. I was particularly thrilled to find...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Garden. Our garden is maintained solely by volunteers and it's wonderful to have such feedback. We hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Made a special trip to St Andrews yesterday to visit this little museum. It was 3rd time lucky for me as it was closed on two previous attempts to visit. Advertised opening times are 2pm to 5pm although it is seasonal, and I would recommend...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Garden (including the privy!) and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Not as popular as Cathedral or Castle, but well worth visiting! Small cottage, with many nostalgic items from the past. Shops, pharmacy, even dentist equipment. At the back there is a lovely garden, very well maintained with a lot of plants and flowers (part of...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Garden and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Literally fell into this place. So watch the step. This is a tiny museum and garden with loads of information and exhibits crammed into it. Fascinating insights into Old St Andrews. Ideal for local history buffs. It's free, so remember to donate to this place...More

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NicolaMossStAPT, Manager at St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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