Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen

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In the centre of Aberdeen, the Museum lies in the University of Aberdeen's Marischal College, the second-largest granite structure in the world. The museum was founded in 1786, with material that has been donated by generations of friends and graduates of the University. This has resulted in collections of high quality material, most notably Egyptian and Classical antiquities, non-Western ethnography, Scottish prehistory and numismatics, that rank alongside the largest in Scotland. The museum also has a large local history collection and a large fine art collection on display. Today, the care of these collections is enhanced by a purpose-built conservation laboratory. The museum has an excellent track record of ensuring that its collection is used to inspire and educate a wide range of visitors through innovative exhibitions, evening lectures, an award-winning schools service, a young archaeologists club, resources for higher education and support for researchers.

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Opening hours

Marischal Museum is CLOSED to the general public meantime due to building work. Exhibitions continue at various other venues on the University King's Campus at Old Aberdeen. Study and Reasearch visits still continue.
enquiries by telephone or email.

YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS please note that this club now meets at the NATURAL HISTORY CENTRE, ZOOLOGY BUILDING, Tillydrone Avenue, ABERDEEN (corner of St. Machar Drive)
Contact details still the same.


Admission charges


Additional info

The Museum is located on the first floor a building with no lift facilities available, therefore access may be restricted for some visitors.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Personalities, Social History, World Cultures

Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen
Marischal College
Broad Street
AB10 1YS


Museum Website

Young Archaeologist Club



Museum information

01224 274301


Museum Office

01224 274301

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