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.

The Human Museum: Free Tour of Aberdeen's West End

Truth is stranger than fiction on this tour! You'll find out about some of the city's most interesting citizens while exploring the stately West End of Aberdeen.

On Scot Free Tours' West End wander around some of the most beautiful architecture in the city, we regale you with stories of a determined Duchess, a safe-cracker, a polar explorer, an opera diva and many more.

Tours last two hours and covers 3 miles in total, including some steeper elevation. Tour starts at Queen's Cross, on the same side of the road as Queen's Cross Church. Tours are free. Donations are welcome.