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Address: Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 03000200293
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**Aberdeen Art Gallery is closed for a major redevelopment and...

**Aberdeen Art Gallery is closed for a major redevelopment and refurbishment from Spring 2015 to Winter 2017. See the city's art collection in exhibitions at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Drum Castle and at other venues across Britain and Europe. Be kept up to date by visiting our website**

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Interesting building and collection of art. Closed for refurbishments but reopening again soon. Lovely marble staircase and good collection of contemporary and older pieces of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarah D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting building and collection of art. Closed for refurbishments but reopening again soon. Lovely marble staircase and good collection of contemporary and older pieces of art. Staff are respectful and friendly. General access is free to the public and it's located very centrally. Has a great art shop and cafe with clean toilets and a nice range of cafe food.... More 

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Thank Sarah D
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting gallery in the city centre. Sometimes the gallery has visiting exhibitions. Best one in recent years were Da Vinci cartoons from Queen collection.

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Thank mrdoody06
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Gallery is closed now for 2 years for renovations. The lift if needed is awkward to use as you have to find a member of staff to take you through back rooms to get to it, then they travel up in it with you.

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Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

There are some lovely exhibits to wander through. They do exhibitions on particular areas from time. The gallery is currently undergoing refurbishment which will be interesting to see when it is finished.

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Thank Hazel H
abdnartmuseums, Publications and Information Manager at Aberdeen Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Hazel, we look forward to seeing you when the Gallery re-opens. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

this is great for art lovers but not for others as you really need to understand art to enjoy this place

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Thank unclejimjam
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The main Art Gallery and Museum in Aberdeen has been shut for some time for refurbishment, but should be worth the wait as it was a great attraction in the first place. It gets a core rating just from memory. I did try to take my Canadian friend there last week, but you can see the scaffolding from Union Street... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Very disappointed that the website for the gallery didn't say closed. Instead it said open. So we wasted a lot of Time and money trying to get to it. Poor indeed.

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Thank leonemoff
abdnartmuseums, Publications and Information Manager at Aberdeen Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hello, apologies for the inconvenience you had on visiting our closed Gallery. Can you please let us know which website you visited? Our main website and Aberdeen City Council website clearly states that the Gallery is closed: http://www.aagm.co.uk/Visit/AberdeenArtGallery/aag-overview.aspx http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/tourism_visitor_attractions/galleries_museums/art_galleries_museum_info.asp I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest Regards Julie More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is an unsuitable place to visit if you have mobility problems, there is no lift available to take you upstairs and the toilets are down some steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

With an enviable array of pre-Raphaelites, a splendid collection of locals and art heroes alike, plus top modernist displays, all set in a beautiful building close to the town centre, coupled with typically Scottish free entry, what's not to like. Anyone who loves art will adore the variety and world-class quality of Aberdeen Art Gallery's superb collection. Go there...

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Thank Angus E
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Good city gallery with modern and local artists on display. The little cafe onsite was worth a visit and very reasonable too.

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