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Aberdeen City Museums and Galleries

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 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

Provost Skene's House is temporarily closed for the period of a year, from 23 February 2013, to allow for the demolition of neighbouring St. Nicholas House. 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 Schoolhill
    AB10 1FQ
    Phone: 01224 523700

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

  • Provost Skene’s House Guestrow
    AB10 1AS
    Phone: 01224 523700

  • The Tolbooth Museum
    Castle Street
    AB10 1EX
    Phone: 01224 621167

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