University of Aberdeen Museums & Special Collections


The University of Aberdeen's Special Collections include an internationally significant collection of over 200,000 rare books, printed mostly before 1840, and 4,000 unique archive and manuscript collections. These are complemented by the University’s museum collections, which include Anatomy, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art, Geology, Herbarium, History, Pathology, Scientific Instruments and Zoology. The University’s museum collections are amongst the largest in the country and of national importance.




Dr Jennifer Downes
Exhibitions and Public Programming Manager

Events List

Date Title Town/City
8 December, 2022 - 17:15 Arctic Collections Close Up & Talk Old Aberdeen