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Discover the wide-ranging expertise in local history and archaeology at Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.

Sites and Monuments RecordSites and Monuments Record

The Sites and Monuments Record contains details, locational information and images relating to known archaeological and historic sites in Aberdeen.

Archaeological Excavation and SurveyArchaeological Excavation and Survey

Aberdeen City Council Archaeological Unit can carry out developer-funded excavation and survey work within North-East Scotland.

Walks and TalksWalks and Talks

Archaeological Unit staff organise guided historical walks during the summer season.

Object Identification and EnquiriesObject Identification and Enquiries

An object enquiry service is available through the Art Gallery Shop or Aberdeen Maritime Museum, where items can be handed in for examination by one of our curators.


Commemorative plaques have been erected to celebrate individuals, buildings and events of historical importance in Aberdeen and the wider world.

Aberdeen Built Ships ProjectAberdeen Built Ships Project

A majority of our maritime collections relating to vessels built in Aberdeen can now be viewed in the Aberdeen Ships website.

heritage-walks-thumbHeritage Trails

Heritage trail leaflets have been developed in Aberdeen for a number of years now and cover a wide range of places, themes and ideas of interest to tourists and locals alike. Here you can explore the variety of different heritage trails that exist across Aberdeen City by downloading one of our leaflets.



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