King's Museum

King's Museum
King's Museum
The Old Town House, University of Aberdeen, High Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3EN
  • Telephone 01224 274330
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 11.30am–4.30pm; closed Mon & Sun.
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  • Website abdn.ac.uk/library/…
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Opened in spring 2011, the University’s King’s Museum lies at the heart of the old Aberdeen campus. As well as being Scotland’s newest museum, it may also be the oldest as its origins lie in a museum collection in existence in King’s College in 1727. Today, the University of Aberdeen’s museums are among the largest and most important in Scotland, having been awarded the status of a ‘Recognised Collection on National Significance’.

King’s Museum has exhibitions changing every few months to display these collections, some involving students and academic staff collaborating with the museum to bring recent research to a wider audience. With a service for schools, evening lectures and other events, such as the annual 'Night at the Museum’, the museum is a place where objects and ideas are explored in ways that would have been inconceivable to those who have collected and curated the collection over the past centuries.

The museum is a friendly place, where passers-by, students, staff and tourists can drop in for a break; a place of stimulation and reflection in the middle of the busy campus.

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  • Provides: Wheelchair access

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The Scottish Warrior Exhibition

A student-curated xhibition exploring interpretations of the Scottish warrior. Spanning from prehistory to the World Wars the exhibition largely draws upon the University of Aberdeen museum's͛ collections, alongside loans from the Gordon Highlanders Museum.

Sat 20 Jan

Free / 01224 274330

Sun 21 Jan

Free / 01224 274330

Mon 22 Jan

Free / 01224 274330

…and 123 more dates until 26 May

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