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!

AFFA Fine Cheese n Wine 2018

Calling all foodies! The AFFA Fine Cheese N Wine 2018 brings together an incredible array of Cheeses and Wines all under one roof, together with a nice sample of whiskies, gins, hot food and a huge Christmas Market crammed with unique beautiful Christmas gifts! It is a great chance for you to join us in the celebration of the very best local, national and international food and drink produce.

VIEW Inaugural Event: Out of this World

Join us for Out of this World, an event celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage. From 12-2, join us for a participatory street performance on the pedestrian area in front of John Lewis on George St. Try your hand at weaving and putting together a banner than has been in construction for several months, created by women across Scotland, during workshops hosted by the Huntly-based artist, Norma D. Hunter. The performance also involves weaver Mary Carol Sounness and textile artist Fiona Vadler.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour

Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free two and a half hour walking tour around the city centre.

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.

All tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee your place, reserve a space on our website. The tours are free. Donations are welcome.

Con Anima: Music and Meditations for Remembrance

For the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Con Anima present a concert emerging from darkness of war to the light of peace.

Join with us, conductor John F Hudson, and organist Prof. Andrew Morrisson, for a concert including Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, Guest’s For The Fallen, and the world premier of John F Hudson’s Epitaphs of War.

The concerts will be performed in support of SSAFA The Forces Charity, who provide welfare to service-people and their families.