Aberdeen Art Gallery
Abderdeen Art Gallery © Stuart Caie
The Aberdeen Art Gallery first opened its doors in 1885, and more than a hundred years later, continues to be one of the city's most popular attractions. The gallery has a large permanent and changing collection, housed in an impressive 19th-century building with an exquisite marble interior. Highlights include collections of Modern Art, the Scottish Colourists (including artists such as Leslie Hunter and Francis Cadell), and the Post-Impressionists. The collection spans from the 15th century to the present. There is also a collection of local applied art and crafts, including fine examples of Aberdeen silver. The collection of the Aberdeen Art Gallery is extremely varied, ensuring that art lovers of all kinds should find something to delight them. The gallery also hosts a full programme of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts and other events, details of which can be found on the official website listed below. It is possible to organise an expert guided tour of the gallery, but this must be done in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a gallery shop selling books, prints, stationery and other souvenirs, and a gallery cafe which sells cakes, light meals and refreshments. The fact that this delightful attraction is free is another big bonus.
Telephone: (0)1224 523 700
Opening times: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. Closed on Mondays.