Growing Up: different journeys

If there is one common theme regarding growing up it’s that everyone gets older and everyone does it differently. In the year of Young People, the newest exhibition in King’s Museum explores this idea and the process of growing up in different cultures.

The University of Aberdeen Museums’ ethnographic and art collections, along with interactive activities, will encourage visitors to rediscover their own youth while building and understanding of the cultural and historical differences of childhood.

The North Boats

A Collaboration with North East Scotland College

The North Boats have sailed between Aberdeen and the Northern Isles for almost 200 years, carrying people for work and pleasure, and transporting vital freight. NESCol students display artworks created in response to our North Boats collection amongst the objects that inspired them.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours

Interested in learning more about Aberdeen? In this tour you will see the highlights of Aberdeen city centre, while you find out about Aberdeen's social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today.

Tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. Please note, the second time listed above is the tour's end time and not the start time of a second tour.

Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee your place, reserve a space on our website. The tours are free. Donations are welcome.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours

Interested in learning more about Aberdeen? In this tour you will see the highlights of Aberdeen city centre, while you find out about Aberdeen's social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today.

Tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. Please note, the second time listed above is the tour's end time and not the start time of a second tour.

Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee your place, reserve a space on our website. The tours are free. Donations are welcome.

Crime Pays: A Darker History Tour of Aberdeen

As night falls, it is time to explore the darkest side of Aberdeen's history. From kidnapping and witchcraft to adultery and murder, we explore stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years.

Over an hour and 45 minutes, your costumed guide will bring to life tales from the most sordid chapter of Aberdeen's past. And, by the end, you will truly be able to say whether crime pays.

Tickets cost £8. Not suitable for those under the age of 15. Advance booking necessary.