Are you a bit like my Gran?

When I was a lad I used to tell my Gran off for being nosy. Whenever there was a bit of noise outside she’d be there at the curtains muttering something about Mavis at number 16 or the youth of today. She liked to know what was going on.

If you’re a bit like my Gran you’re going to love this Sunday.  It’s the time of year when the University throws open the doors to places you don’t often get to see.  That’s why it’s called Doors Open Day.

Come and see! Just one of the objects you can eyeball at the Collections Centre.

Fancy having a nose at the objects that aren’t usually on display at MUSA? The MUSA Collections Centre will be your sort of visit.  It’s a veritable Aladdin’s cave, the place where we keep many of the artefacts when they’re “having a rest”. My Gran would have a field day.

Our very own Claire will be doing tours at 12 noon, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm. They’re absolutely free, so make sure you take the opportunity to have a look.  To book email cr67@st-andrews.ac.uk or give Claire a bell on 01334 461699.

Three of the University’s most fantastic rooms – Parliament Hall, the Senate Room and the King James Library – will also be open for your inspection with some very knowledgeable curators on hand to answer your questions. These places have seen awesome discoveries and important

You can see this agate, which really rocks.

decisions over the centuries and they’re visually stunning, so well worth a peek.  They’re all on South Street, bob in there any time between noon and 5pm on Sunday.

Finally, the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History will also be open. Just head through St Mary’s College (off South Street) and through Door C of the Bute Buildings.  There’ll be signs to help you find your way.

Of course, even if you’re not nosy (though who isn’t a bit?) they’re still well worth exploring.

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