Museums and galleries


To prevent further spread of the Covid-19 virus and to protect employee and public health, Aberdeen City Council has taken the decision to temporarily close a number of buildings to the general public, including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Maritime Museum and The Tolbooth Museum.

The Council will continue to monitor and review the situation, taking account of evolving government guidance. Updates on re-openings will be announced when known.

Thank you for your support and understanding. Keep well.

Aberdeen's art gallery and museums are popular visitor attractions which provide showcase for the city's treasures and bring its rich history to life.

  • Aberdeen 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, and an exciting programme of special exhibitions.  
  • Aberdeen 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.
  • Provost Skene's House, which dates from 1545, is currently being redeveloped as a new visitor attraction under the City Centre Masterplan. It will tell the story of local people from the fields of art, science, sport and business who transformed the wider world.
  • The Tolbooth Museum features displays of crime and punishment, local history and archaeology.

For more information about the gallery and museums, please visit the website:

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