Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives

Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street
Aberdeen AB24 3UJ


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives exists to collect and preserve historical records relating to the City of Aberdeen and its locality and to secure significant modern records for future generations.

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, The

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head
Fraserburgh AB43 9DU


Discover the skill, dedication, science and romance of Scotland's lighthouses in the only dedicated museum in the United Kingdom. In the company of our friendly guides, climb the 72 steps up the first lighthouse in Scotland. Collections: The museum tells the story of the Stevenson family, lighthouse engineers to the world, the story of the lighthouse service in Scotland and the Keepers and their families who manned the Scottish lighthouses.

University of Aberdeen Historic Collections: Special Libraries & Archives

Special Libraries and Archives, King's College
Aberdeen AB24 3SW


Aberdeen University's Special Libraries and Archives provides a unique and internationally significant range of printed, archival and other documentary sources for the benefit of the higher education community and beyond.The richness of these collections extends across all the disciplines of the medieval and early modern university curriculum and across the European world of learning.

University of Aberdeen, Anatomy Museum

The Suttie Centre for Teaching & Learning in Healthcare, Foresterhill,
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD


The Anatomy Museum collection comprises specimens and objects that provide a comprehensive reference for normal anatomical conditions, which covers the range of functional body systems. The collection has over 2000 specimans and objects, including human tissue, osteological material, historical anatomical models and information relating to 19th century grave robbing.

University of Aberdeen, Photographic Collections

Historic Collections, King's College,
Aberdeen AB24 3SW


The University of Aberdeen has in its large and varying photographic collection the George Washington Wilson Collection, which consists of over 40,000 glass plate negatives produced by the Aberdeen photographer's company during the second half of the 19th century. These range from all Britain covering the simple grandeur of Fingal's Cave, to the bustle of London's Oxford Street.