Lunchtime Talks

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Wednesday 14 January
Below another sky

Wednesday 21 January
Dancing the Finellas

Wednesday 28 January
History of Guestrow

Wednesday 4 February
Behind the Scenes at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Lunchbreak Concerts

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Thursday 18 December
Carols for all

Saturday 10 January, 1-1.45pm
Niall Brown and Isabella Trüb

Tuesday 13 January, 5.30-6.15pm
Margaret Preston (Flute) and Winnie Foster (Piano) Carre-Four

Thursday 15 January
Bucksburn Academy Steel Orchestra

Thursday 22 January
Robert Gordon's College

Current News

Aberdeen Art Gallery will formally close to visitors at the end of January, but throughout the month of February we aim to offer some limited access so you can see what's happening. These dates and times will be confirmed early in the New Year, when we will also announce details of a farewell event for all the family at the end of March. Re-opening of the redeveloped Gallery will be winter 2017.


Reduced car parking rates are available at the NCP car park on Shiprow for those visiting Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Please ask for further details at the reception desk in Aberdeen Maritime Museum when leaving.



Over the Festive season Aberdeen Art Gallery and Aberdeen Maritime Museum will be closed to the public on 25, 26, 30, 31 December and 1 and 2 January. The Tolbooth Museum will be closed to the public on 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 December and 1 and 2 January.

All three venues will be open at their usual times on other days.

Sunday opening at Aberdeen Art Gallery is now 1-4pm.


£10million Lottery grant awarded for Art Gallery redevelopment

Temporary closure of Provost Skene's House

What Our Visitors Say

"As a teenager I used to visit the Gallery and it was a place of inspiration to me, a place of reflections, silence and peace, an almost reverential space... like stepping into another world. If it is ever raining, which it often is, there is a wee cafe where you can enjoy a nice cappucino." Annie Lennox, 2012.

"Aberdeen Art Gallery is highly recommended. Looks like I'll be getting a later train to Inverness." Alan Davies, 2012.

"An excellent combination of modern technology and maritime heritage in both building and displays."

"[Staff] are very good and very approachable. Their enthusiasm is infectious..."

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