The Marischal College
The Marischal College is the second largest granite structure in the world, now housing the Marischal Museum alongside the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. Many Aberdonians consider the Marischal College to be an icon of the “Granite City” and it is said to symbolise the peak of Aberdeen’s roots to the granite-working industry.
Founded in 1786, the Marischal Museum specialises in anthropology and artefacts from cultures around the world, holding collections of Egyptian and Classical antiques, Non-Western ethnography and Scottish prehistory. The museum now operates as a museum collections centre, with conservation laboratories, research stores, offices and workshops to support the research work of the University of Aberdeen. However, the public are able to see the collections from the museum in Kings Museum located in the Town House of Old Aberdeen.