Aberdeen ,
28
February
2017
|
11:09
Europe/Amsterdam

Free tours to begin at Aberdeen Treasure hub

The first in the much-anticipated behind-the-scene-tours of Aberdeen Treasure Hub will be on offer to the public this Wednesday (01 March) at 11am and 2pm.

Places on the tours, which take place at 11am and 2pm, are limited so booking is essential. Phone 01224 523677 or email info@aagm.co.uk to reserve a place on Wednesday’s tours.

The free tours will offer visitors an introduction to Aberdeen Treasure Hub, which will be home to many of the city’s collections of art and history including: painting and sculpture; archaeology; science and industry; maritime history; costume and decorative art. It will eventually be home to some 200,000 objects.

The Treasure Hub is designed to be a collections store facility which includes a public exhibition and activity space.

Aberdeen City Council’s Convener of Education and Children’s Services Committee Councillor Angela Taylor said: “Aberdeen Treasure Hub is a major investment in the Northfield area of the city. The behind-the-scenes tours offer a fascinating insight into the splendid city collections of art and history that are currently not on display. It will be a focal point for increasing opportunities for people to engage with arts and culture, and a venue in its own right for the community, city and wider region.”

Aberdeen Treasure Hub

Granitehill RoadNorthfieldAberdeenAB16 7AX

www.aagm.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday by appointment only

Wednesday 10am-4pm – drop-in to see the small display and find out more(behind-the-scenes tours will be held at 11am and 2pm and these are bookable in advance)

To book a tour – please telephone 01224 523677 or email info@aagm.co.uk

Thursday 10am-4pm – group bookings only

To book a group tour – please telephone 01224 337715 or email info@aagm.co.uk

Saturday Special events will be held throughout the year – details of these will be available at www.aagm.co.uk in due course.

Sunday Closed

The creation of Aberdeen Treasure Hub coincides with the 'Inspiring Art and Music' redevelopment project, which will see the £30million transformation of Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall and Remembrance Hall through significant investment in the fabric of the buildings, new exhibition and display galleries and improved facilities for visitors.To learn more about project, which is due to be completed in winter 2017, visit the project blog at www.inspiringartandmusic.tumblr.com