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!

Take One Action Film Festival

Take One Action – Scotland’s global change cinema project – returns to Aberdeen to premiere the most acclaimed international documentaries focusing on social and environmental justice.

At a time when concepts of truth and democracy are being stretched beyond recognition, the tide of political upheavals, environmental threats and isolationism can feel overwhelming. Take One Action's programme offers an antidote to despair and powerlessness.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts: Take One Action Film Festival

Deeply moving documentary contrasting lush nature and expansive soundscapes with the trauma of displacement and detention.

Christmas Island hosts one of the planet's largest annual land migrations: that of forty million red crabs scurrying to the sea. Today the island is also home to a much darker presence: a high-security detention facility where those seeking asylum in Australia are held indefinitely.

Meditate in the Park

An hour of conducted meditation in a nature environment to donate vibrations of peace to a world in need.

A time for reflective contemplation assisted by music and conducted commentaries. Come and go as you please. You may need warm clothes at this time of year!