A Night at the University of Aberdeen Museums!

It is that time of year again where we throw open our doors and welcome everyone in for a night at the museums!  This year join us for an Ancient Egyptian Adventure for all the family.

Ancient Egypt

The event will take place in four of the university’s venues, working in collaboration with the Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, and the Cruickshank Botanical Garden, which will both be open for people to enjoy on the night. The Zoology Museum will come to life, literally, as people will have an opportunity to hold live animals, that would have existed in ancient Egypt.  There will be scary scorpions, hissing snakes, and marvellous meerkats for people to hold if they are brave enough…. There will be a professional storyteller to tell us all enthralling tales from ancient Egypt including some gruesome practices like how to mummify someone, and why! Visitors will be able to have their face painted like a pharaoh’s, and get their photo taken dressed up like an Egyptian. NATM BLOG 1 There will be a trail to see if you can find all the animals that were Egyptian Gods in the Zoology Museum! There will also be lots of craft activities to take part in!

nIGHT AT THE MUSEUM BLOG 2

Especially for Night at the Museums our events space at 90 High Street will transform and head back in time to ancient Egypt, where you will see mummified cats, crocodiles and hawks from our collections on display. You will also get the chance to hold real objects from the University of Aberdeen Museums Egyptian Collections at our object handling trolley!

The event starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm. It is FREE and there is no pre- booking. It would be best to come early as some of the activities will be running on a sign up basis on the night and we expect to be busy. For more information see our website for details and contacts www.abdn.ac.uk/museums

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About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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