Museums and galleries

Aberdeen Art Gallery re-opens on Thursday 27 August at 10am. Advance booking is essential 

Please be assured that the safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. Things will feel a little different at first. We've put together some questions and answers about what's changed, to reassure you and to help you plan your visit.

Aberdeen Art Gallery is an exceptional centre for art and music in the heart of the city. Our Recognised Collection of National Significance connects Aberdeen’s unique past, present and future, inspiring and empowering our communities to love their own culture and sharing that pride with the wider world. From Brueghel to Borland, Landseer to Lambie, and from Guthrie to Gibb, Aberdeen Art Gallery’s collection spans over 700 year and includes a staggering range of works by artists, designers andmakers. For over 130 years we have been acquiring the best and most interesting contemporary artworks. Today the collection is regarded as one of the UK’s finest. We are proud to care for these treasures on behalf of the people of Aberdeen and to share their stories with all our visitors. Between 2015 and 2019 Aberdeen Art Gallery underwent a landmark transformation, supported by Aberdeen City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  

Aberdeen Maritime Museum brings the history of the North Sea to life. View displays and exhibitions on the offshore oil industry, shipbuilding, fishing and clipper ships.

The Tolbooth Museum features displays of crime and punishment, local history and archaeology.

Aberdeen Treasure Hub Museum Collection Centre is where we store and care for the collections when they are not on public display.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Aberdeen Maritime Museum, The Tolbooth Museum and the Treasure Hub are temporarily closed.

Provost Skene's House, which dates from 1545, is currently being redeveloped as a new visitor attraction as part of the City Centre Masterplan. It will tell the story of local people from the fields of art, science, sport and business who transformed the wider world.

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