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Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History

  • Queens Gardens Map It
  • St. Andrews

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded by Elsie Bell Pettigrew in memory of her husband James, a former professor of medicine, this fascinating collection of zoological specimens takes you from sea to jungle, mountain to sky. The antiquated manner of their presentation reminds you of their significance in an age when most of these creatures were still unknown to most people. In the handsome 16th-century St. Mary's Quadrangle, home to the St. Andrews University's divinity and psychology departments, it is dominated by a holm oak supposedly planted by Mary Queen of Scots.

Sight Information


Bute Medical Bldg., Queens Gardens, off South St., St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • June–Sept., Tues. and Fri. 2–5

Published 10/27/2015


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