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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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A must visit to find out Aberdeen’s many links with the sea

You can spend hours in here with plenty of interactive things for the kids to try and learn from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carol L
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Great museum and cafe

Rainy day so a visit to Museum , great overall visit and free entry , have to mention cafe lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BlacknessGaffer
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Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th century to its oil industry today; this museum explores the historic developments behind the city's maritime industries.
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52-56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House, Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can spend hours in here with plenty of interactive things for the kids to try and learn from. They also have a fun quiz you can collect from reception to get the kids started on exploring. Everything on show here from fishing to oil...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rainy day so a visit to Museum , great overall visit and free entry , have to mention cafe lovely home made cheese scone with large coffee 3pounds a must visit

Thank BlacknessGaffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting, entertaining way to spend a couple of hours, giving a really good insight into the maritime history of this lovely port. Very helpful gentleman greeted us on entering and explained the most efficient route to take around the building. Entrance is free and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even on a drizzly day the views of the harbor are great. Liked the model oil platform and the context of the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 best. It was something I remember from the news but imagining how it affected people and the community...More

Thank Chickaree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent, very interesting, with lots of information about the present day oil and energy industry alongside great historical details of Aberdeen harbour

Thank bobyvonne2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and easy museum to visit to learn the maritime and fishing history of Aberdeen. This includes the North Sea Oil Industry development. It can be done in a few hours or less.

Thank cfssup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic informative interactive attraction. A must see for all ages. Disabled access not a problem and all staff friendly and helpful

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some really cool exhibits in here mainly to do with the oil industry in Aberdeen but there is older activity to see too Completely free to enter worth a visit

Thank paul d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant museum well worth a visit to the staff are friendly and approachable the museum is a must see

Thank Menugrabber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here couldn't have been more helpful from the moment you walk in - directing you to the cloakroom area and explaining the layout of the museum. The exhibits are interesting and the staff provide answers to any queries. Finish your visit by popping...More

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Ian F
4 March 2018|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hi there, admission is free to Aberdeen Maritime Museum and The Tolbooth Museum.
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KemiolaO
6 July 2017|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hi, we don’t have anything on display in Aberdeen Maritime Museum from the Viking period. There is little/no evidence of Viking activity in Aberdeen. There is a report of a raid that might have been an attack on Aberdeen and... More
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anneke333
7 January 2017|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hello, apologies for the late reply. We don't have set days for exhibitions as we are open 7 days a week, so you can visit any day. Our current exhibition is Kiss of Death: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era which runs... More
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