University of Aberdeen, Natural Philosophy Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

University of Aberdeen, Natural Philosophy Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Fraser Noble Building
Aberdeen University
King's College
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB24 3UE
Scotland

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk/museums

E-mail

museums@abdn.ac.uk

Telephone

01224 272081

Fax

01224 272497

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The Natural Philosophy Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments is one of the most diverse collections in any British University, covering some 250 years. The earliest material dates from the mid-18th century and the most recent from the 21st centruy. With over 3000 objects it encompasses a wide range from simple demonstration pieces to state-of-the-art research equipment, in areas of astronomy, surveying and navigation, statics and dynamics, hydraulics, electricity, electronics,computing, x-rays, and meteorology. The collection has been brought together by past professors including Patrick Copland, James Clerk Maxwell, Nobel Prize winning GP Thomson and RV Jones to name but a few.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

Changing displays from the permanent collection in the Fraser Noble Building, King's College, Mon -Fri 9am - 5pm (except public holidays)

Closed: Public holidays

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Science and Technology

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