King's Museum, University of Aberdeen

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




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.

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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.
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