Aberdeen Art Gallery

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Housed in a Neo-Classical building, purpose built in 1884, Aberdeen's splendid Art Gallery houses an important fine art collection with particularly good examples of 19th, 20th and 21st century works. The Gallery has a wide range of exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary work and an impressive permanent collection featuring such names as Damian Hirst, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Francis Bacon, Monet and Renoir. A fine collection of Aberdonian silver can be found among the decorative arts on the ground floor. Refreshments are available in the café and the Gallery Shop stocks a wide range of jewellery, gifts and stationary.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1400-1700

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

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family fun craft activity in Aberdeen

Family Fun at Aberdeen Maritime Museum

  • 14 July — 8 August 2015 *on now

Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions. Artist Emma-Leigh McKay will be on hand to help you craft your own artworks, inspired by the intriguing museum displays.

All our activities are free and drop-in at any time between 10:30am-12:30pm. They are aimed at families with primary school aged children, but everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6


Aberdeen Maritime Museum
AB11 5BY


Free, no booking required.



group of young people at art event with glow sticks

Make Deck: Workshops for Young People

  • 17 July — 7 August 2015 *on now

We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.
4 workshops will take place on Friday afternoons from 17 July- 7 August, between 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Try your hand at:
Fashion printing
Smart phone photography
Pattern design
Or take part in a mysterious adventure...

Visit the What's On section of our website for full details.

Workshops will take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

All workshops are FREE!

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17


Aberdeen Maritime Museum
AB11 5BY

Services and facilities


Free. please note that two of the summer workshops require advanced booking of places.

How to book:
To book a place on this workshop please contact Museum Liaison Officer Ethel Stewart:
Email: EtStewart@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Telephone: 01224 523677



Aberdeen Art Gallery
AB10 1FQ






01224 523700


01224 632133

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