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St Andrew’s charm doesn’t end with the world’s greatest golf courses and prestigious ancient university! This multifaceted town boasts a whole host of cool things to see and do. Here, we round up the best art galleries and museums in St Andrews.
Going strong for over 150 years since its opening in 1862, Fraser Gallery St Andrews is one of the oldest privately owned galleries in Scotland. A gem within a gem, this charming art space is laid out in a commendable manner and champions the crème de la crème of Scottish contemporary artists. Welcoming and bright, Fraser Gallery caters to art aficionados graced a discerning eye with its stand-out pieces set to stir the soul.
Perfect for a spontaneous pit spot, the St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum offers visitors a historic insight into St Andrews life through the ages from the low down on its people to its status as a golf mecca and university town. This small museum plays hosts to a range of changing exhibitions in the upstairs area as well as permanent displays. The award-winning garden is an oasis of calm.
From ancient fossils to extinct species, the Bell Pettigrew Museum unleashes the inner zoologist in all who come across it. This spellbinding space of zoological intrigue evolved from a Victorian teaching museum and is part of the University of St Andrews. Highlights include Narwhal tusks (for years, many believed these tusks were the horns of unicorns, Scotland’s national animal), extinct species like the dodo and moa, and a leg cast of a Diplodocus, to name a few. A true pocket of unexpected amazement.