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  • The front façade of Aberdeen Art Gallery
    The front façade of Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • A seated visitor takes in some of the stunning artworks on display in the Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Stunning artworks on the display in the Aberdeen Art Gallery in the city centre of Aberdeen
  • The façade of His Majesty's Theatre located on Rosemount Viaduct in Aberdeen city centre.
    His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen
  • Beautiful contemporary artworks displayed inside the Knock Gallery, Crathie
    Discover excellent art galleries in Aberdeenshire
  • The exterior of the Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city
    The Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city

Plan a day spent visiting the arts and culture attractions of Aberdeen City and Shire. Spend the day visiting galleries and art shops and in the evening, head to the theatre for a wonderful performance.

Aberdeen City and Shire is home to some of Scotland’s most treasured artistic and cultural attractions. Spread across a diverse array of art galleries, visitor centres, performance venues and more, visitors can take in everything from world-renowned paintings to cutting-edge contemporary artworks, fantastic live entertainment and engrossing exhibitions that bring to life the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Uncover the region’s superb artistic offerings at a wide range of galleries and museums.View one of the most important collections of artworks in the country at the Aberdeen Art Gallery, an elegant 19th century building that houses works by artists ranging from Raeburn and Ramsey to Monet and Damien Hirst.

Aberdeenshire’s striking and varied landscape – in particular its dramatic south coast – has attracted many great artists and craft makers over the years and you can uncover an innovative, original artworks and beautifully designed crafts by talented local artisans at a number of excellent galleries and shops scattered throughout the towns and villages.

Enjoy acclaimed theatre productions and fantastic live music at world-class venues including the His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall, and discover more about the region’s cultural heritage and its leading cultural figures such as celebrated novelist Lewis Grassic Gibbon at fascinating visitor centres.

Use the information listings to plan a day out at arts and culture attractions in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Gradings

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    4 Tourist Shop

    St Cyrus

    Starfish Studio is a gorgeous wee shop packed with original art and beautiful crafts - ceramics, jewellery, glass, textiles, wood and more.

  2. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Explore 6 acres of woodland paths, ponds and natural wildlife which surround the visitor centre building.

  3. Aberdeen Art Gallery




    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Situated in the heart of the city, Aberdeen Art Gallery is a particularly attractive example of late 19th century architecture.

  4. The Butterworth Gallery




    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Butterworth Gallery at Ballogie is situated on Royal Deeside between Banchory and Aboyne in Aberdeenshire.


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