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.

Public Exhibition Ta Kheru: Discovering the life of an Ancient Egyptian woman

Using CT scans and the latest medical visualisation techniques experts have been able to uncover insights into the life of Ta-Kheru, an Ancient Egyptian woman whose ceremonially mummified remains have been in the University of Aberdeen museums’ collections since the 18th century. The exhibition tells the story of Ta-Kheru, alongside an impressive holographic display of the CT scan and a facial reconstruction of The Lady of the House.

Curious About Aberdeen

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Aberdeen with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format.
Are you curious about Aberdeen? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Aberdeen an intriguing place to explore!

Great Scot: Free Walking Tour of Old Aberdeen

For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland. There can be no better place to celebrate Aberdeen's greatest thinkers, scientists, explorers, inventors, writers and gardeners (yes, we do mean gardeners). We'll explore the hidden places in this historic burgh, to tell the stories of some great Scots whose achievements did not get the recognition they deserved.

Muriel Spark 100: A Response to ‘The Mandelbaum Gate’

As part of the programme for the Muriel Spark centenary, author Tracey S Rosenberg has written a fictional response to Spark's award-winning novel ‘The Mandelbaum Gate’. Tracey will read her short story ‘The Western Wall’, a tale in which three modern young women with a range of political and religious outlooks wrestle with their own personal identities and narratives. Following the reading, there will be time for questions and general discussion before a break, where SCoJeC will serve a delicious kosher buffet.

Sixties Gold

The Searchers
The Merseybeats
The Fortunes
PJ Proby
Love Affair’s - Steve Ellis
Vanity Fare

Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger lineup
of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.  Re-live the magic of the 1960s with Six of the biggest chart acts of the decade.