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.

The Land Endures: Bringing Sunset Song to Life

  • 7 June — 3 December 2016 *on now

A new exhibition curated by this year’s Museum Studies students at the University of Aberdeen’s King’s Museum will explore the local heritage of North East Scotland through interpretation of themes highlighted in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song.
The Land Endures: Bringing Sunset Song to Life follows the stories of the main characters of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s iconic novel and explores realities of early 20th century North East Scotland.
Objects from the University of Aberdeen Museums collections are used to link the fictional Kinraddie with historic North East Scotland and musical compositions by local artist Paul Anderson enhance the atmosphere, bringing Sunset Song to life.

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.

People and Water in Neolithic Orkney

  • 1 November 2016 7:30-8:30pm

The talk will cover recent research that has been taking place to reconstruct the changing landscape of the monuments that lie at the heart of Neolithic Orkney, in particular the site at Ness of Brodgar, and the extent to which changes occurred at significant points in the history of Neolithic Orkney.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17




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

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01224 274330

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