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King's Museum - Old Town House

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Great museum

Little gem in old Aberdeen. Small but versatile exhibits to be seen and kids found it very... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
H2630RDlaurenceb
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Old Town Jail... excellent!

This tourist/historical place was well worth the few pounds it cost to enter and enjoy. Johnathon... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Karen D
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 Jul 2018
“Great museum”
10 Sep 2018
“Old Town Jail... excellent!”
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King's Museum lies at the heart of the University's Old Aberdeen campus. As well as being Scotland's newest museum, it may also be the oldest as its origins lie in a museum collection established in King's College in 1727. King's Museum has...more
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This tourist/historical place was well worth the few pounds it cost to enter and enjoy. Johnathon led our tour by him role-playing numerous past jailors and he was very entertaining. Honestly, he was excellent. Very amusing while providing us with the historical facts of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

There are only a couple of rooms but the building itself is interesting and they make good use of the limited space. The current exhibition about 'Coming of Age' is though provoking and has a wide variety of objects on display. It is free to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Although small, this never seems to hinder the learning experiences gained from the exhibitions in this museum. We have come to the temporary exhibitions here and always enjoyed them. The current “Growing Up Different Journeys” not only has activities for children but challenges your thoughts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Little gem in old Aberdeen. Small but versatile exhibits to be seen and kids found it very intetesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

The museum might be small but it is also very versatile. With an extensive collection from all over the world and exhibitions changing every 6 months the pretty building on top of High Street is definitely a must-see for anyone visiting the campus. I can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I had great difficulty findings this museum,located at the top of the High Street by the main road.There are two rooms which are devoted to an exhibition about the Scottish fighting men.Just about made it worth the effort.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Just walked 2 miles to see The Art and Science of Light exhibition to find two small rooms containing an almost random set of objects very loosely connected to the title. Thought it was the entrance lobby only to find that was it! Not worth...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Situated in the Old Town House, the Kings museum has two small downstairs rooms displaying artefacts discovered locally in Aberdeenshire. Worth a look if you're passing, but only make a special journey if you're seriously interested in local history. However there is a changing exhibition,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Stumbled into Old Town House by accident but pleased we did. The Guide gave us all his attention and a graphic account of what went on in the area in years past.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

As an Aberdonian, though long away from the city, it shames me to admit I've never been into this building before. In fact, I don't even remember seeing this building before! We had a lovely time here though, seeing an exhibition of Eric Auld's paintings...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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