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Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

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Discover a fine collection of modern and pre-Raphaelite art at Aberdeen Art Gallery, the city’s main visual arts exhibition space. Designed by architect Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, the gallery opened in 1885. The building’s central hall features granite columns in a variety of colors, derived from different quarries in the surrounding area. The gallery hosts frequent temporary exhibitions and boasts an extensive permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, and graphics from the 15th century to the present day. The site also offers regular lunchtime concerts and talks, which are especially convenient for tourists with little time on their hands. The gallery has a busy schedule throughout the year, so be sure to check online for an accurate listing of upcoming events before you make the trip.  Put Aberdeen Art Gallery and other Aberdeen attractions into our Aberdeen tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Visited Aberdeen in April from Canada, went to see Art Gallery but when we got ther found it is closed for major renovations and the building was closed.  more »
  • Havna been to see The Nirthern Lights of Old Aberdeen for ages but my wife asked me to accompany her (mainly so she could be chauffeured) on a planned shopping trip to The Granite City. With her indoo...  more »
  • Loads of things to see well worth a visit recommend this to any one,, you can not miss the outside building as it is stunning  more »
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  • Aberdeen Art gallery was, unfortunately, being renovated when I went, so I'm sure it would have been a lot nicer if not for that. However, it was disappointingly small with not much range.
  • The gallery is OK for a small town as Aberdeen but nothing special at all. It does not usually have any interesting exhibition on art just some ordinary and not high standard pieces but it is entertaining for an hour of so and...it is just Aberdeen you can't expect much!
  • A nice collection but it is a shame they don't have a larger space. Not open Mondays!
  • This is a great gallery, lots of modern stuff downstairs, and more traditional stuff upstairs, so something for everyone. I was surprised at the quality and quantity of the pieces. The cafe was updated quite recently, and is good too. It's really kid friendly, they have boxes of toys in some of the upstairs room, which is magic. The google (from fromers) listed opening hours are wrong though, it is closed on Mondays.
  • So nice to be able to indulge in a dose of culture amongst the bustle of Aberdeen city centre. Nice gallery usually displaying a good range of different artistic styles.

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Aberdeen offers a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts. You'll be able to find something within your budget, whether you're looking for an inexpensive option or a luxurious five-star hotel. For the latter, you may have to stay just outside the city and have access to a car to easily be able to come and go. Nearby towns such as Stonehaven have popular tourist attractions and are an attractive alternative to staying directly in Aberdeen.
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