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Blairs Museum

The Blairs Museum South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ, Scotland
+44 1224 863767
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Brillian museum in a beautiful location

I spent an afternoon at Blairs Museum and had a wonderful time. The setting is tranquil and the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
nmchendry
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Glasgow
Brilliant Blairs

A fascinating museum with exhibits relating to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, in a... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Ronilev
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Aberdeen, UK
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Please visit the website for updated information. Located only 4 miles from Aberdeen, off the South Deeside Rd, Blairs Museum gives a unique insight into Scotland's Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more than 500 years. The collection includes paintings (including the memorial portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots), church textiles from the 1400s, sacred silver, and Jacobite memorabilia (including the pocket watch of Bonnie Prince Charlie). In 2018 Blairs presents 'The Grand Tour Part 1: The Eternal City' which is an exhibition of 30 eighteenth century prints from the master engraver and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi. At the end of a fascinating insight into Scottish history, you can then absorb the peace and tranquility of St Mary's Church as part of your visit.
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The Blairs Museum South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I spent an afternoon at Blairs Museum and had a wonderful time. The setting is tranquil and the architecture of the church is incredible. The museum tells the story of Scotland's Catholic history and heritage but also so much more. They have some incredible paintings...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A fascinating museum with exhibits relating to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, in a beautiful old building with stunning chapel.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

My visit to Blairs Museum and St. Mary’s Chapel was fascinating; the collection of arifacts covering Mary Queen of Scots and Prince Charles Edward Stuart is exceptional. The memorial portrait of Mary Queen of Scots is enlightening with respect to the politics and culture at...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I didn't know much about the museum before visiting. I happened to see the sign for the museum next to where we were staying and decided to visit. It was really well worth the effort. We were welcomed at the door by the Museum Manager...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Situated at the top of a long winding drive, Blairs Museum is the museum of Scotland's Catholic heritage. If you're not of the Catholic faith, you may think this museum is not for you, but I would suggest it's worth a try. It's situated in...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I went with a party of ladies and, from the time we got off the coach at the Chapel to the time we went back on board, we had a fantastic afternoon. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about both the Chapel and the...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Ian and Pru for the wonderful welcome and the informative tour. The museum and church at Blairs really are a hidden gem with a breathtaking collection of art, artefacts, ancient church vestments and Jacobite memorabilia which will enthrall anyone with an interest...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had the most amazing afternoon. Ian who did our tour was fantastic & really made everything come to life. Prue who we met at the front desk was also great, we were just made to feel so welcome & they both have a great love...More

1  Thank Jillie P
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

My friends and I had a most enjoyable and interesting time in this museum We received a warm welcome from the lady on the front desk and Ian was a fountain of knowledge. His passion and enthusiasm about the museum made the visit so much...More

1  Thank Liz76_11
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited Blairs on a Sunday afternoon, it's open 2 till 5pm, and were extremely impressed with the church, the museum and the staff. We received a warm welcome from the lady on the front desk and were shown round by Ian who is a...More

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