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Aberdeen City Museums and Galleries


We are currently unable to respond to enquiries, requests for access to the collections, loans to organisations or requests for curator-led talks until further notice.

Access to collections and reference materials is not possible as we pack all of our stored collections and create a new storage facility at Granitehill, Northfield, Aberdeen which will open to the public later this year.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery

One of the City’s most popular tourist attractions Aberdeen’s splendid Art Gallery houses an important fine art collection with particularly good examples of 19th, 20th and 21st Century works, a rich and diverse applied art collection, an exciting programme of special exhibitions, a gallery shop and a café.

Aberdeen Art Gallery is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Toilet facilities are available on the ground floor, a wheelchair is available and guide dogs are admitted. A baby changing room and pushchairs are available.

  • Aberdeen Art Gallery location

    Aberdeen Art Gallery is closed for a major redevelopment and refurbishment.

    See the city's art collection in exhibitions at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Drum Castle and at other venues across Britain and Europe. Keep checking our website to find out more.

    Tel: 03000 200 293

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum The City’s award-winning Maritime Museum brings the history of the North Sea to life. View displays and exhibitions on the offshore oil industry, shipbuilding, fishing and clipper ships then visit the museum shop and Maritime Café.

Almost all of Aberdeen Maritime Museum is wheelchair accessible and an induction loop system is available in the auditorium. Guide Dogs are admitted.

Language guides are available for visitors at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Provost Skene’s House

Provost Skene's House Dating from 1545, Provost Skene’s House now houses an attractive series of period rooms settings, recalling the elegant furnishings of earlier times. Visitors can see an intriguing series of religious paintings in the Painted Gallery, changing fashions in the Costume Gallery and enjoy a light snack in Provost Skene’s Tearoom. Displays of local interest, coins and archaeology are situated on the top floor.

Provost Skene’s House has very limited access on the upper floors for visitors with mobility difficulties. Toilets and Provost Skene’s Tearoom are accessible from the ground floor.

Language guides are available for visitors at Provost Skene’s House.

The House will be closed during the development of Marischal Square. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Tolbooth Museum

Aberdeen's Museum of civic History is a wonderful resource featuring displays of crime and punishment, local history and archaeology.

The Tolbooth has very limited access for visitors with mobility difficulties. As only the entrance hall is accessible, a video presentation of the building is available.

Websites and collection information

Loans, donations and bequests

We welcome offers of donations and bequests to collections. Please contact the relevant curatorial section:

Unfortunately we are not able to lend items from the collections to individuals, but are happy to receive requests from other museums and cultural organisations. Please contact the Lead Curator (Collections Access) Shona Elliott on (01224) 523676. Email:


  • Aberdeen Art Gallery Museums & Galleries
    Education and Children’s Services
    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 13
    Second Floor North
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB
    Phone: 03000 200 293

  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum Shiprow
    AB11 5BY
    Phone: 01224 337700

  • Provost Skene’s House Guestrow
    AB10 1AS
    Phone: 03000 200 293

  • The Tolbooth Museum
    Castle Street
    AB11 5BQ
    Phone: 01224 621167

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