Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

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#3 of 10 in Museums in Aberdeen
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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  • August 8, 2017
    Good interesting museum at the moment it is being renovated hopefully will be a lot better and modern with new facilities once re opened  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    No information about the opening hours on the official website available. On other pages you finally find the information you need - it is closed until winter 2017.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We went to scotland in our summer holiday. Aberdeen Art Gallery is very nice to visit and know about art. Really enjoyed.  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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