Home to an impressive collection spread across 21 gallery spaces, Aberdeen Art Gallery houses a range of works spanning several centuries, with a focus on the work of local artists.

The handsome granite building that is home to Aberdeen Art Gallery was originally designed by A Marshall Mackenzie, with the museum opening for the first time in 1885. With its original focus on a blend of industrial and fine art exhibitions, the museum has since branched out into modern art, decorative art, maritime history, technology and archaeology, among other areas of interest.

After a major redevelopment completed in 2019, the new space features 21 galleries, including a rooftop gallery to showcase exhibitions and a community gallery.

Comprising paintings, sculpture and graphics, the collection spans from the 15th century to the present day, including 18th-century portraits, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces and powerful 20th-century and contemporary works.

There is a strong focus on celebrating the work of local artists and there are many notable exports from Aberdeen whose work is featured in the permanent collection, such as a significant collection of enamel jewellery by James Cromer Watt (1862-1940) and the largest collection of outfits by fashion designer Bill Gibb (1943-88). There is also an exquisite collection of paintings by prolific 19th-century French artists such as Monet, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Free to all

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FQ

03000 200293


Opening times

Monday 10am - 5pm.
Tuesday closed.
Wednesday - Saturday 10am-5pm.
Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Admission is free. You can choose to book your ticket in advance at www.aagm.co.uk or scan the QR code at the door. You can arrive at any time and stay as long as you like.

We have a number of safety measures in place, including hand sanitising stations throughout the building and some temporary routes which are clearly signed. Please wear a mask when you visit. You can find answers to frequently asked questions on oru website at www.aagm.co.uk

Exhibitions and events at Aberdeen Art Gallery

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