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The exhibition

[Carved stone in the gothic style probably showing two robed figures standing over a young child, the baby Jesus, on a pedestal. The figure to the left of the scene is holding the child and the figure on the right is performing the ritual.]

Medieval objects from across the UK, brought together in St Andrews.

Visitor information

Cult, Church, City: Medieval St Andrews at the Wardlaw Museum from 20 February to 3 July 2022.

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 5pm

The exhibition will be inaccessible between 5 – 7pm on the following dates – 19, 26 April and 3, 10 May.

Wardlaw Museum, 7 The Scores, St Andrews, KY16 9AR.
Phone +44 (0)1334 46 1660
Email: [email protected]

Full details of accessibility at the Wardlaw Museum, including pre-visit information, can be found in our Accessibility Guide.

About the exhibition

Cult, Church, City brings together stunning items from museums across the UK to the Wardlaw Museum to tell the story of the town, the central role it played in Medieval Scotland and the effects of the period today.

Pilgrim badge in copper, an oval with pointed ends arranged horizontally. The centre of the badge shows an ear of corn with two hooks on either size.

Pilgrims flocked to the town during this period to venerate the relics of St Andrew at Scotland’s biggest cathedral.

The town was a trading centre and the seat of Scotland’s most important bishop, making it the centre of the Church. Scotland’s first university was founded in St Andrews at this time, in part as a result of the cathedral’s importance, making the town a flourishing centre of learning. Much of this would change with the Reformation.

This exhibition brings together unique collections with 3D digital recontructions of the town at this time to explore this remarkable story.