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“More than the Sea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
52 - 56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House, Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland
44 01224 337700
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Ranked #3 of 173 things to do in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
UK
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“More than the Sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This has so much to say and tell about the relationship between Aberdeen and the Sea. Its quirky its different and spans a huge range of information I would doubt even kids with the attention span of a fly will get too bored. Sailing ships to North Sea Oil its all crammed in and be sure you find your way into the building next to the main, former church building

Visited May 2013
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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“Interactive, informative, interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This museum is well worth a visit if you're in Aberdeen.

Its exhibits, which include information on the city's fishing industry, maritime heritage, shipping and the oil and gas industry, are comprehensive and engaging.

I particularly enjoyed the 3D film about life on an oil platform, and the Murchison Platform model.

The staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

My only piece of advice would be to find somewhere cheaper to park than the nearby NCP - horrible small spaces and ludicrously expensive!

Visited June 2013
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Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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“We went to see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a fairly new museum down by the harbour. There was a lot to see. The exhibits concerning the oil industry and the growth of Aberdeen as a port were especially interesting. The cafe unfortunately did not serve hot food as it was a Sunday although this is changing. Can thoroughly recommend the ginger cake though!.

Visited May 2013
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“Oil and gas rigs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

There were some very nice, mostly old ship models, charts, and instruments. There were relics (such as mesolithic and neolithic stone blades, medieval hooks and arrows, Roman coins).

But the main emphasis of the museum is the oil and gas industry. Although the exhibit mostly and with minor exceptions subtly supports the industry, I found it quite informative and interesting. I was already curious about the huge rigs, so I liked the multi-focused portrayal of one rig, including through films, a huge model, other visual displays, and items used in the rig. I enjoyed learning about the its structure, multiple components, life on the rig, jobs of rig workers and supervisors, and a bit about how it works.

Visited May 2013
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“gardengreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

great morning out and its free with different exhibits through the ages of Aberdeen and area we even had a coffee while waiting to go onto our next outing

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