The University’s collections are internationally renowned and are Recognised as of national significance by the Scottish Government. Originating in the eighteenth century, they now have over 300,000 items across a wide range of Human Culture, Medicine and Health, and Natural History. There are many links between the collections and with University’s Archives and Special Collections, some of which were highlighted in the 'Connecting Collections' project. Advice for researchers can be found here.
Please be aware that there are descriptions and images of items in our collections which may be considered to be sensitive. As it is important to understand past perceptions, however, we include this information for use by researchers.