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.
Exhibition Logo representing a Pictish stone

Crafting Kingdoms: The Rise of the Northern Picts

  • 20 January — 31 May 2015 *on now

Drawing on recent fieldwork from the University of Aberdeen’s Archaeology Department, this exhibition explores the origins of the Pictish kingdoms of Northern Scotland.

Objects on show for the first time include a recently unearthed Pictish silver hoard discovered during fieldwork at Gaulcross, and new finds from the excavations at Rhynie.

On display from the University Museum’s collections are a beautiful Pictish silver chain and a carved stone depicting a sea eagle, along with loans of Pictish silver and other artefacts from Aberdeenshire Museums, National Museums Scotland and the British Museum.

Also includes experimental reconstructions of Pictish metalworking by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, and artefacts by Rhynie Woman artists’ collective.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

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

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.
Silver found at Gualcross 2013

Silver in Early Medieval Scotland: the Glenmorangie research project

  • 12 May 2015 7:30-9pm

A FREE lecture by Dr Martin Goldberg of the National Museum of Scotland. This lecture accompanies the University of Aberdeen Museums exhibition Crafting Kingdoms: the Rise of the Northern Picts. Lecture will be held in the Regent Building Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Where

Regent Building Lecture Theatre
Regent Walk
Aberdeen

Admission

FREE

Website

http://http//www.abdn.ac.uk

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