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“Spent a lovely afternoon here with the children”

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Ranked #24 of 150 things to do in Aberdeen
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Owner description: **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**
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Spent a lovely afternoon here with the children”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I wasn't sure if this was going to be the place to bring a two and a four year old but we had a lovely afternoon here. There are three rooms with large boxes in them that say "open me". Inside these boxes are toys and books that are linked to a picture in that particular gallery. One is full of animal things, another has sea related things and the last has musical instruments. My girls loved playing with the toys and as they are so young it gave me a great opportunity to cchat about the pictures in a relaxed way. the staff were lovely with the girls too, coming over occasionally to talk to the girls about a picture or play with the games.
It was an unexpectedly wonderful way to pass a wintry afternoon.
There is also a cafe and a lovely gift shop.

Visited March 2013
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“Absolutely wonderful museum!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I was thinking this would be a small museum, but I was wrong. They have an absolutely wonderful collection of historic art as well as contemporary. It's beautifully displayed with the opportunity to really get up close and personal with the art. Please don't skip this place, you will be sorry as it's fantastic.

Visited March 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Love this Gallery”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a must-visit if you are in Aberdeen. The building itself is full of light and the collections are very interesting, covering all styles of painting. Scottish painters are well-represented. There are frequent special exhibitions, not just of paintings but also of ceramics, silverware, fashion collections and sculpture, and there are informative sessions, usually on Thursday lunchtimes. There are occasional musical performances too, at lunchtimes or in the evenings, in the adjoining Cowdray Hall. When you add to this the Gallery's excellent shop and cafe, you can see why this is such an asset to Aberdeen,for residents and visitors.

Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Highlight of my trip to Aberdeen”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I am not a gigantic art fan, but the quality of the paintings was outstanding, also a very good temporary silver exhibition. The gallery is quite small, so not as tiring as some. I really enjoyed my visit.

Visited February 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Good Art Gallery”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

A good combination of artistic styles and movements on exhibit. The various exhibitions were well displayed and very enjoyable to peruse. From Post-Modern to English/Scottish Renaissance.

Visited December 2012
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