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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Closes in 29 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Aberdeen is well known for its harbour and this museum is filled with details and artefacts about shipping and the sea around Aberdeen through the ages. It’s not massive but if you’re in Aberdeen it’s worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum as a point of interest whilst visiting Aberdeen. I didn't expect to be in the museum for as long as I was! I'm not particularly fascinated with the sea or ships, but I found the museum so interesting. It's definitely worth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed learning about Aberdeen's sea scene and history and also learning about the oil rigs that Aberdeen is so famous for. The use of exhibits and film worked excellently to give a full picture, and time flew by. The museum is free to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden gem in aberdeen.went here while attending the Offshore Europe ,floor after floor of historical exhibits,Classic Photo, amazing models,etc... There is lot an oil worker can realte to & Kids can learn a lot and its real fun..must visit to Families & Yeahhhhhh its FREEEEEEE....5...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

large multi story museum dedicated to boats, sailors, fishing, and oil rigs. Aberdeen has a long nautical history which this museum goes into in detail. both the practicalities and social aspects of fishing are on display with many historical records and exhibits to see. great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rich maritime history with links all over the world. From contemporary models of oil production platforms in the North Sea to amazing seascape paintings - there was something for everyone including my wife.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at lunch time so visited cafe. All they could offer was soup & bread and cake. We had the soup potato and leek. We excellent! Exhibits cover a wide range. Fishing industry, ship building, oil industry, local personalities etc.allow at least a half day.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well laid out museum which pulls together two old buildings with a very light central modern link structure. The museum covers Aberdeen's maritime history illustrated through paintings, artefacts, diagrams, photos etc. The huge model of an oil rig is really interesting as are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free and well worth a visit if you're visiting Aberdeen, especially if it's a rainy day. We spent about an hour at the museum and enjoyed the exhibits that range from Aberdeen's fishing history, boat making, to the more current North Sea...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several,floors of historical exhibits. Photo,models,etc. A free museum. Still and video displays. Professional exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Julie B, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Ian F
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Julie B | Property representative |
Hi there, admission is free to Aberdeen Maritime Museum and The Tolbooth Museum.
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KemiolaO
July 6, 2017|
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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
January 6, 2017|
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Response from Julie B | 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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