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:

Museum

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Free

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Aberdonians in the Americas

  • 10 January — 27 May 2017 *on now

A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen’s King’s Museum explores the lives of five local collectors who travelled to Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They went to seek their fortunes for different reasons - as explorers, doctors, miners, or missionaries – and met cultures and experiences strikingly different from their lives at home.



Aberdonians in the Americas draws on the University of Aberdeen’s rich South American collections to explore the hidden stories behind the donations that these collectors made to the University of Aberdeen of material relating to their work and travels. It includes objects whose connections with local collectors were re-discovered during the course of the exhibition, from a stalactite from a Bolivian tin mine to a ‘diabolical’ mata mata turtle that was fished out of the River Amazon.



There will be two public lectures associated with the exhibition:



Aberdonians in early Bolivian industry: The Penny and Duncan mining company, Dr Maggie Bolton, University of Aberdeen. Tuesday 24th January 7.30pm, Regent Building Lecture Theatre



Adventuring Aberdonians: the lives, travels and collecting of James W. H. Trail and John McPherson, Professor Patience Schell, University of Aberdeen. Tuesday 14th March 7.30pm, Regent Building Lecture Theatre.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE ENTRY

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/exhibitions/10944/

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

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Website

www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/

E-mail

kingsmuseum@abdn.ac.uk

Telephone

01224 274330

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