King's Museum, University of Aberdeen

King's Museum

King’s Museum lies at the heart of the University's 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 established in King's College in 1727.

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.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 11.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Being and Becoming

Being and Becoming: exploring the creative balance of the artist teacher

  • 31 October 2016 — 15 March 2017 *on now

An exhibition of an ongoing research study exploring the creative balance of being an artist and teacher. This work in progress unveils the unique socially-shaped histories of six artist teachers based in North East Aberdeen.

Suitable for

  • Any age




Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Mapping the City

Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age

  • 13 December 2016 7:30-8:30pm

The lecture considers how space is often overlooked when considering the nature of cities. The density or absence of something often defines the character of an area or neighbourhood. The lecture will consider how new ways of mapping urban characteristics can reveal so much more about a place, and will draw on the innovative MESH project – Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History.

Richard Rodger has published widely on the socio-economic and urban history of Britain since 1800. The development of towns and cities since c.1750 forms the core of his research including a prize-winning book: The Transformation of Edinburgh: Land, Property and Trust in the Nineteenth Century(2001). Other publications include a study of public health, Insanitary City: Henry Littlejohn and the Condition of Edinburgh (2013) with Paul Laxton, a co-edited collection of essays: Environmental and Social Justice in the City: Historical Perspectives (2011), and Leicester: A Modern History (2016).Richard Rodger has held positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Kansas and Leicester, where until 2007 he was Professor of Urban History and Director of the East Midlands Oral History Archive. He has been heavily involved in professional activities as the General Editor for a series of 40 books under the title of Historical Urban Studies, as Editor between 1987 and 2007 of Urban History, a journal published by Cambridge University Press, and on committees of various historical societies. Richard Rodger was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2004 and is currently Director of the MESH project Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History – a 3-year project to develop a digital Atlas of Edinburgh.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Free entry, no ticket or booking required


King's Museum, University of Aberdeen
Old Aberdeen Town House
High Street
AB24 3EN

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01224 274330

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