Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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Telling the fascinating story of the North Sea through fantastic new exhibitions, interactive displays and multi-media presentations, Aberdeen Maritime Museum is acknowledged as one of the finest visitor attractions in Scotland.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic Aberdeen Maritime Museum is currently closed.  

Following a multi-million pound expansion and refurbishment in 1997, the museum has five times the exhibition space of the original museum which was based in the 16th century Provost Ross's House.

Aberdeen's excellent collections of maritime paintings and objects are utilised 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 complex is open all week with a busy programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Maritime Café - an attraction in itself - offers fine food in splendid surroundings and a first-class shop sells a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, crafts, books and music with a distinctly nautical flavour.


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