Frequently Asked Questions

Can I find out about the history of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums?
If you are interested in Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums' history, please see the About the Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums section titled, Who We Are.

Do you have a cloakroom at any of the venues?
We do not have cloakrooms, but do have toilets at all four of our venues.

Can I take a photograph at any of the venues?
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums' allows members of the public to take photographs for personal use, or study, with the exception of areas showing special exhibitions, for the protection of copyright and when conservation may be an issue. No flash photography or tripods are permitted.

Visitors are requested to be aware of the 'No Photography' signs that are located throughout the venues to advise when photography is prohibited.

Can you tell me if there are parking facilities at any of the venues in Aberdeen city centre and if not where is the best place to park?
City centre parking is conveniently located nearby at:

  • Harriet Street
  • Loch Street
  • Denburn
  • Virginia Street
  • Chapel Street
  • Summer Street
  • Gallowgate
  • West North Street Multi Storey
  • East North Street

Please download the full listing of car parks available in Aberdeen city centre.

Could you give me details for disabled parking?
To see a full map of disabled parking spaces around Aberdeen city centre, please click on the link provided to see a full map:  map of disabled parking locations for around Aberdeen city centre (pdf)

I am a local artist based in Aberdeen, I was wondering if you had any exhibition space available in the near future, as I would like to exhibit some of my work.
Local artists' interested in showing their work can contact Aberdeen Artists’ Society for further information contact:

I am pursuing a career as a curator and I would appreciate any information on summer internship opportunities at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums can offer work experience placements and volunteer opportunities depending on availability. If you are interested in becoming part of our Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Volunteer Team, please submit your covering letter and CV via email to:

Please quote "Prospective Volunteer" in your email subject heading and tell us your possible area of interest for example: Exhibitions, Fine Art, Decorative Art, Archaeology, Maritime, Science and Industry or Collections Management – or state a specific topic that you are interested in so that we can try and place you in a suitable team.

I am trying to trace family records. My grandfather/relative was a trawl fisherman in Aberdeen. Can you help me search for details?
If you are interested in finding out about history related to fishermen, shipbuilding and related subjects, please see Aberdeen Maritime page to find out about maritime history. Family history researchers may also find it useful to contact Aberdeen City Archives and the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Family History Society. Please see our Helpful Links section for more information on how to contact these organisations.

I have a painting I purchased from a gallery in London. Would you be interested in reselling it for me as I no longer have space for it?
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums is unable to re-sell paintings or artefacts because we are not a commercial art gallery.

I would like to hire one of the venues, how do I do this?
Our venues can be hired for corporate events and tours. However, we do not hire out gallery spaces for weddings and parties. Details can be found in our Venue Hire page.

I would like to order a high quality digital image for publication.
Please see our  page to find a complete guide and price listing to order high quality digital images.

I would like to organise a visit to the museum followed by a lunch. Please could you send me a proposal with rates? Is it possible to restrict public access* to the venue during the visit and the lunch?
Small groups or schools wishing to schedule a general guided tour should contact the appropriate Learning and Education Officer. This information can be found in the Group Bookings and Tours section located on each venue page. Additional Learning and Education information can be found in the Learning web page. In addition a variety of Lunchtime Talks are held at all venues. Topics and schedules for Lunchtime Talks can be found in our What's On pages. Our venues can be hired for evening events. Unfortunately, we cannot provide private catering throughout the day. However, our cafe at, Aberdeen Maritime Museum - Facilities is open for tea and Fair Trade coffee, lunch, light meals and home bakes.

*We are unable to close displays and gallery wings to the public for private viewing or tours.

For further information please contact: Tel: 03000 200 293

I would like to purchase a copy of an exhibition catalogue, where can I get one?
If you are interested in ordering a catalogue from our current and past exhibitions, please contact our Shop: Tel: +44 (0) 1224 337700

I would like to make a monetary donation to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, who do I contact?
If you are interested in making a monetary donation, please contact our fundraising team:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 523719

I would like to conduct research at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. What resources are available to me?
Please see our Learning section for a listing of library resources and curatorial contacts. Those wishing to study collections not on display, should contact the appropriate curator.

Do you have a Crèche or Crèche facilities at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums venues?
No, we do not offer these facilities.

I would like a foreign language guide for visiting one of the venues
Foreign language guides are available at Aberdeen Maritime Museum and at the Tolbooth Museum. Please find the contact information for each individual venue on each specific venue page.

I’m considering making a gift in my will to support Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Who can I contact for more information?
If you are interested in making a bequest, please contact:

Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 523719

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