Explore the Silver City’s stories through our collections of art and social and maritime history in
these informal dementia-friendly events featuring talks, tours and Treasure Boxes.
Free, booking required via Eventbrite or call 03000 200 293
Monday 3 September
Hands-on history: Aberdeen Greats
Discover famous sons and daughters of
the Granite City through objects associated
with them, including a Bill Gibb drawing,
a Donald Dinnie medal, John Brown’s hip flask
and an Annie Lennox LP.
Monday 10 September
Hands-on history: Walking the Mat
Hold real museum objects and share your own
stories of stepping out along the Granite Mile
of Union Street. Objects include opera glasses,
a Harlem Globetrotters tour programme and
satin dancing shoes.
Monday 17 September
Hands-on history: Maker’s Mark
The story of industry and craft in Aberdeen as
told through real objects including a sample of
grass used in the papermaking industry,
a Lundie violin and shoemaker’s last.
Monday 24 September
Hands-on history: Sickness and Health
Get up close to real museum objects and
discover how they help tell the story of our
city. This eclectic Treasure Box features a
Victorian mourning brooch, an ear trumpet
and a prosthetic hand.
Monday 1 October
Talk: The Silver City by the Golden Sands
Beach buses, bathing huts and the Beach
Ballroom: what are your memories of
Aberdeen beside the sea? Join us for an
illustrated talk and discussion exploring the
history of Aberdeen Beach.
Monday 8 October
Exhibition tour: View From The Deck
An informal tour exploring the art of
Sue Jane Taylor, who has been building
an artistic record of Scotland’s oil and gas
industries for over 30 years. The exhibition
also includes ‘oil memories’, objects on loan
from oil and gas workers. We invite you to
bring along an object to share with the group
that represents something of your own