King's Museum, University of Aberdeen

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

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/

E-mail

kingsmuseum@abdn.ac.uk

Telephone

01224 274330

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Victorian Times

Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age

  • 10 June — 19 December 2014 *on now

Launched this year the University of Aberdeen MLitt Museum Studies course is culminating in a student curated exhibition at King’s Museum. This will be an unmissable opportunity for the public to see rare objects from the University’s diverse collections, including a beautiful bracelet presented by Queen Victoria herself to a Banchory resident during the opening of the Aberdeen Music Hall in 1859. The exhibition will provide an insight into how time was valued in the Victorian era, exploring how the Victorians perceived the past, present and future through themes such as antiquities, communication and industry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/exhibitions/5458/

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.
King's Museum

King's Museum Lunchtime Talk

  • 31 October — 1 November 2014 *on now

These free lunchtime talks provide the visitor with a short introduction to the King’s Museum exhibition, ‘Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age.’ The student curated exhibition provides an insight into how time was valued in the Victorian era, exploring how the Victorians perceived the past, present and future through themes such as antiquities, communication and industry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5658/

Den Burn

Poetry and Anthropology along Scotland's Small Urban Rivers

  • 4 November 2014 7:30-9pm

As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Dr Jo Vergunst and Lesley Harrison provide a free talk and poetry-reading which will explore urban environments that often go unnoticed, presenting a unique perspective on the Denburn, Dighty Water and Water of Leith.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Regent Building Lecture Theatre
Regent Walk
Aberdeen
AB24 1SX

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5914/

Watch

Telling the time: Stories, time machines and the Victorians

  • 18 November 2014 7:30-9pm

This fascinating talk accompanies the exhibition Victorian Time in the University of Aberdeen's King's Museum.

The lecture will examine the impact of the landmark ‘Paris Time Conference’ and explore time-travel narratives gaining popularity as the nineteenth century drew to a close.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Regent Building Lecture Theatre
Regent Walk
Aberdeen
AB24 1SX

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5916/

Bennachie

Caring for Bennachie and its Landscape

  • 25 November 2014 7:30-9pm

As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Jackie Cumberbirch provides a lecture on caring for Bennachie and its landscape, organised by the Elphinstone Institute.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Regent Building Lecture Theatre
Regent Walk
Aberdeen
AB24 1SX

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5917/

Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson's performance of Union: a walk to Scotland, 1618

  • 9 December 2014 7:30-9pm

As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Anna Groundwater provides a free lecture on Ben Jonson's performance of Union, organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

MacRobert 055
University of Aberdeen
King's College Campus
Aberdeen
AB24 3En

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5918/

SAS

By Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age maritory in NW Europe

  • 13 January 2015 7:30-9pm

Extensive archaeological fieldwork and research on either side of the English Channel over the last twenty years or so has brought to light exciting new evidence of the close cultural links between Bronze Age communities on either side of the sea. Close similarities in material culture, settlement types and funerary rites seem to suggest a maritime ‘culture’ focussed on the Transmanche coastal zones during the 2nd Millennium BC. In 2012 a major international project, ‘BOAT 1550 BC’, was launched to examine the evidence for this putative ‘maritory’, involving archaeologists and other Heritage professionals from the UK, France and Belgium. The project came to an end in June 2014, and this paper will review and assess the results of this endeavour, examining the evidence for cross-channel connections which was brought together in a major exhibition, the construction and sailing of a replica of the Dover Bronze Age boat and a far-reaching programme of education and outreach.

Organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Regent Building Lecture Theatre
Regent Walk
Aberdeen
AB24 1SX

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5919/

Elphinstone Institute

SHMU Multi-Ethnic Recording Project

  • 27 January 2015 7:30-9pm

As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Simon Gall provides a lecture on SHMU's Multi-Ethnic Recording Project, organised by the Elphinstone Institute.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

MacRobert Building, room 055
University of Aberdeen
King's College Campus
Aberdeen
AB24 3EN

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/events/5920/

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