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Location address: United Kingdom, Aberdeen City
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Marischal College is a large granite building on Broad Street in the centre of Aberdeen in north-east Scotland, and since 2011 has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. However, the building was constructed for and is on long-term lease from the University of Aberdeen, which still uses parts of the building to house a museum and for ceremonial events. Today, it provides corporate office space and public access to council services, adjacent to the Town House, the city’s historic seat of local government. Many Aberdonians consider Marischal College to be an icon of the “Granite City” and to symbolise the zenith of Aberdeen’s granite-working industry.
Marischal College and University of Aberdeen was founded in the late 16th century, merging with King’s College in 1860 to form the University of Aberdeen.
The college also house the Marishall Museum showing examples of Egyptian and Classical antiquities, non-Western ethnography and pieces relating to Scottish prehistory and numismatics.
Tower of Marichall College at the inner court.