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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Family friendly introduction to Aberdeen's Maritime past. Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the epic story of Aberdeen's long relationship with the Ocean.

The Highlights

  • Indoor, Free, Disabled Access
  • Shop, Cafe
  • Cafe Toilets Shop

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is a fantastic place to take the family to learn all there is to know about ships, shipbuilding, fish and the history of the ports. Your visit will be accompanied buy a stunning view of the harbour. There is as cafe and gift shop so you can really make a day of it.

This award-winning visitor attraction is situated on the ancient Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross's House, this was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum has a unique collection showing shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in Scotland and the UK where you can see examples of the North Sea oil and gas industry. The Museum offers visitors a spectacular vistas over the bustling harbor. 

Explaining the detailed story of the North Sea through great new exhibitions, interactive displays and multi-media shows, Aberdeen Maritime Museum is known as 1 of the top visitor attractions in Scotland.

Following a a major multi-million £ expansion and refurbishment in the late 90's, the museum has 5 times the exhibition space of the first museum which was based in the 16th century Provost Ross's House.

Aberdeen's fantastic collections of maritime paintings and objects are shown to the full in the new museum, with touch screen consoles, computer visual databases, education room and hands-on exhibits all adding a new dimension for visitors and bringing the drama of the North Sea industries such as offshore oil, fishing and shipping, to life.

The museum is open 6 days a week with a full programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the calendar. The Maritime Café - worth a visit in itself - offers top food in fantastic surroundings and a well stocked shop offers a wide range or souvenirs, gifts, crafts, books and music with a distinctly nautical flavour.


  • Maritime Museum Shop
  • Maritime Café
Nearby Places in Guide: Aberdeen | Banchory | Ballater | Stonehaven

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