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Chris Croly
University Office,
Regent's Walk, King's College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
Tel: 01224 273689

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Aberdeen City:  12 September 2015 – 13 September 2015

Doors Open Days in Aberdeen is a great way to find out about the hidden heritage on your doorstep. This is your opportunity to see behind the scenes of everyday buildings as well as important landmarks.  And all for free!
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St James the Less
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12.09.15 (11 am to 3 pm)
Holburn Junction, Aberdeen,  AB10 6BS

Externally the stump of a tower was the result of the loss of a legacy when the congregation chose to move from the Church of England to the Scottish Episcopal Church.  Fine stained glass inside.


Architect: Arthur Clyne
Building Date: 1887

Exhibition, historical/other information.

Musical entertainment.

Assisted Wheelchair Access. 

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Synagogue
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13.09.15 (10 am to 2 pm)
74 Dee Street, Aberdeen,  AB11 6DS

In 1945 this Georgian terraced house was acquired by the Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation for use as a synagogue and it remains as such to this day. The principal ground floor room has been adapted and furnished along similar lines to those found in all Orthodox synagogues.

 


Building Date: pre-1822

NB: THE SYNAGOGUE IS BEING USED FOR WORSHIP ON SATURDAY AND IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. DOORS OPEN DAY FOR THIS VENUE ALONE IS SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER.

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University of Aberdeen: Institute of Medical Sciences
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen,  AB25 2ZD
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The University of Aberdeen's Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) accommodates over 400 scientists and research staff working on cutting edge molecular and cell biology research.  The building was the winning design in a competition.

On Doors Open Day the central atrium and ground floor labs are open and there are guided tours at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm.


Architect: David Murray Associates
Building Date: 1996

Guided tours: 10.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm.

Exhibition and information. 

There is wheelchair access except at Level 7.  

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17 Belmont Street
New This Year
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12.09.15 (10:30 to 3.30)
17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen,  AB10 1JS

Seventeen, Aberdeen's Creative Hub was established in March 2013; its mission is to be a central point for the cultural sector of the city. This year open for the first time Seventeen will be offering the following drop in session.

Artist Monica Wisniewski welcomes the public’s participation in creating a piece of art work relating to the A to/from B exhibition. Help create through weaving, the line that was drawn 'virtually' by artist A and artist B. You can contribute to this interactive piece of art by tying onto wire, which creates the line of texture and volume. 

Monica Wisniewski, Freelance Arts Practitioner has a love for making and creating, teaching and sharing her skills. Her current art practice explores emotions and connections we have in our day to day lives. Creating positive art through colour, texture or text, she loves to use many different materials to express her positive messages. 

 

 


Building Date: Late 19th century
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Aberdeen Art Gallery
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Schoolhill, Aberdeen,  AB10 1FQ
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Aberdeen Art Gallery is currently closed for renovation. This year we will have an exciting opportunity to visit the Gallery to watch the work in progress and see how these exciting plans are developing.


Architect: Alexander Marshall Mackenzie
Building Date: 1885
Tours at 10.00am, 11.00am, 12noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, and 3.00pm. Booking is necessary in advance for guided tours 01224 337714.
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Aberdeen Asset Management
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
10 Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen,  AB10 1YG
Aberdeen Asset Management - Image 1Enter from Prince Arthur Street. The well preserved principal rooms show just how grand a nineteenth century Aberdeen residential terrace could be. Conducted tours of the buildinga d corporate art collection will be on offer.
Architect: Mackenzie and McMillan
Building Date: 1877-79

Access for tours by booking only BEFORE 10 September , please email officerservices@aberdeen-asset.com

Image © www.scran.ac.uk 

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Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Zoology Building, corner of St Machar Drive / Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen,  AB24 2TZ
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Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, based in the Zoology building, pomotes and supports the teaching of environmental and science topics, local biodiversity and cutting edge research by the University of Aberdeen. The Biodiversity Centre and classroom will be open.


Architect: Mackie Ramsay and Taylor
Building Date: 1969

Wheelchair access not possible to all levels.

Image of mounted Bengal Tiger, intercepted by customs in 1996 on route to the Middle East (c) www.scran.ac.uk

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Aberdeen Central Library
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberedeen,  AB25 1GW

The first in the famous group of Aberdeen Buildings, Education, Salvation and Damnation, Doors Open Day provides an opportunity to view behind the scenes at the Central Library.


Architect: George Watt
Building Date: 1891-2

Tours at 11am, 2pm, and 3pm. Booking is necessary in advance for guided tours 01224 652547.

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Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Old Aberdeen House, Dunbar Street, Old Aberdeen,  View map
The former school now provides accommodation for Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire archives going back to 1617. 



Architect: J Ogg Allan
Building Date: 1898

There will be material on display and archivists on hand to answer questions. 

Disabled access ground floor only

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Aberdeen Crematorium
New This Year
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12.09.15 (10 am to 4 pm )
Hazlehead AB15 8PT
An opportunity to visit the building and to see all aspects of the working of the Crematorium, including the two chapels, Rest Rooms, and the behind the scenes Cremating Area.
Architect: City Architect
Building Date: 1968

There will be conducted tours hourly, between 10am and 3pm.

 Access only as part of a tour.

 Limited tour places available on the day.

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