The city’s rich and diverse exhibitions, collections and programmes are some of the most varied in the UK and can guarantee that there’s always something new for visitors to see. Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city’s main tourist attractions, containing some of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings and sculptures which date from the 15th Century to today. The Gallery showcases an exciting programme of exhibitions throughout the year, which complements its permanent collection of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and costume.

Aberdeen’s award-winning Maritime Museum tells the story of the North Sea and its importance to the city of Aberdeen through multi-media, paintings and artefacts.

The University of Aberdeen’s Marischal Museum has an exceptionally rich collection of objects, notably Egyptian and Classical antiquities, non-western ethnography, Scottish prehistory and numismatics, that rank alongside the largest in Scotland. The museum has an excellent track record of ensuring that its collection is used to inspire and educate a wide range of visitors through innovative exhibitions, evening lectures, an award-winning schools service, a young archaeologists club, alongside resources for higher education and support for researchers. Marischal Museum is one of the University's seven museum collections of national and international importance.

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