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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

52-56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House, Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland
+44 1224 337700
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My wife and I visited the Aberdeen Maritime Museum in the middle of a long walk around the streets... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Allan H
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London, Canada
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A surprising jewel in the city centre!

Well worth a visit for anyone interested in history, the sea, the local area, or anyone just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarah W
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Westhill, Aberdeenshire
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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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+44 1224 337700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited the Aberdeen Maritime Museum in the middle of a long walk around the streets of the city. The museum has great displays of the maritime history of Aberdeen and area. The numerous displays of ships and life on or near...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit for anyone interested in history, the sea, the local area, or anyone just looking for a good few hours. It's free to get in and you can easily spend over an hour in there if you want.

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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum and it's FREE. The connection between Aberdeen and the sea is evident in the displays and exhibits within this museum.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This FREE museum if right off the main street (Union) in old Town Aberdeen. It's several stories filled with maritime memories from whalers, to fishing to modern day oil rigs and exploration of the oceans. It's nice clean displays are well captioned and some are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect rainy day activity in Aberdeen. This free museum (which also validates parking to reduce the cost at the garage across the street) was a gem with a wide range of maritime history about the area. While we weren't traveling with children I'd say this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free! Great museum, well laid out and tells the story of the sea from Aberdeen perspective. Nice to see so much history and a look to the future. Nice cafe in the basement.

Thank tom g
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice view. Intresting and educational exposition. Lot to see. Old ships, oil platform, see life and so on.

Thank Airi E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good location. Interesting place to visit with friends and family. One of the best place to visit in Aberdeen

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good museum that gives a bit of history about the town, fishing and oil industry. Well maintained and free to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to see lots to do things to take part in. lots of different displays to see from all over the world & local. great snack bar & souvenir shop worth a visit to find out about shipping in & around Aberdeen

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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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Kemiola O
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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