Visit the Bell Pettigrew Natural History Museum at St Andrews University

Take a journey through the animal kingdom with the Bell Pettigrew Museum’s incredible collection of skeletons, taxidermy, fossils, insects and more! This lesser known natural history museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in natural sciences or the study of animals throughout history, as well as a great place to spent the afternoon if you happen to be in the St Andrews area while it is open.

“Packed full of treasures and wonders, the Bell Pettigrew is a spectacular reminder of how important a museum can be in the study of the natural sciences.” – Sir David Attenborough

Where is the Bell Pettigrew Museum?

The museum is part of the University campus, located in the Bute Medical Buildings, a historical artefact in their own right.

It’s also worth visiting the Warlaw Museum at the University which covers the history of the university and the many scientific advancements made there, as well as it’s unique culture, community and the way student life has evolved here throughout the centuries. 

  • The Bell Pettigrew Museum is open for 2 weeks at a time, with dates varying – check website for confirmation
  • You can hire the Museum for your own meeting, reception, performance or fashion shoot
  • Stunning sea views from the roof terrace

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