University of Aberdeen Museums


High Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB24 3EN

    Welcome to University of Aberdeen Museums

    The University of Aberdeen’s Museums include King’s Museum and the University’s Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland’s oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King’s Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission.  Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.

    The 2014 Night at the Museums will be taking place on the 17th May - Please see further event detailas below:


    Night at the Museums - Pirates, all hands on deck!


    Saturday 17th May 5-9pm, All events and activities free


    This swash-buckling evening will have you following a treasure trail to see five of Aberdeen University’s amazing locations at night.  All the venues will host different activities, all pirate themed. There will be storytelling, ‘Mr Bug’ animal handling, and Satrosphere’s science team creepy crawlies!  There will be lots of craft activities- make a treasure map, eye patch, pirate flag, telescope, and much more.  There will also be an opportunity to hold some of the museums real objects, that are considered to be treasure.


    Find out more about the event here.


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    King's Museum is open: Monday- Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturday 11am-4pm

    Zoology Museum is open: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

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