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Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums


Aberdeen Treasure Hub

Granitehill Road



AB16 7AX

Phone number:

03000 200 293

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Opening hours:

By appointment.


If you'd like to see a specific item, please email to arrange a visit.

The medical collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums have strong North East connections and reflect the way in which medical science and practise impact upon local communities. The collection also includes objects which represent the care of individuals in a domestic setting. The collections contain over 6000 items. At the core is the Kenneth A. Webster Nursing Collection. Kenneth Webster was one-time Senior Nursing Tutor at Foresterhill College. His collection, largely 20th century but with some earlier material, covers all aspects of nursing and medicine as practised in North East of Scotland. A second named collection, the George Shepherd Pharmaceutical Collection comprises 19th and 20th century shop furniture, glassware, ceramics and associated dispensing material from the pharmacies of Davidson & Kay of Aberdeen. The collection is supported by a run of prescription registers dating from the 1880s until the 1970s.

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