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Provost Ross House

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Provost Ross House

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Crime and Punishment: Explore Aberdeen's darker history on a walking audio tour
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Crime and Punishment: Explore Aberdeen's darker history on a walking audio tour

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From bodysnatching and beheadings to witchcraft and whippings, we share real life stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years on this self-guided GPS audio tour.<br><br>Along the way you’ll see major Aberdeen landmarks, from Marischal College to the Mercat Cross, and learn how they were witness to darkest chapters in the city’s history. Scot Free Tours sheds a light on the baffling and often unjust laws of the last five centuries – and reveals that past is not as far away as we think.<br><br>Thousands of people have loved our 5-star rated live tours and now you can experience them with freedom of an audio guide! The tour plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us guide you around Aberdeen.<br><br>The total walking distance is 3km and takes about 45 minutes without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
$5.40 per adult
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michael m wrote a review Jul 2020
Stonehaven, United Kingdom5 contributions12 helpful votes
Great piece of history , very impressive and very well looked after by excellent staff. Cant reccomend highly enough
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Date of experience: August 2019
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George B wrote a review Nov 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1,548 contributions1,436 helpful votes
There is a plaque to the left of the door in Shiprow at the Maritime Museum for Provost Ross House. They provide a leaflet giving some information and you will find some rooms with low doors etc from the old house. At level 1 there is artworks in the picture gallery in Provost Ross old house. Interesting rooms but filled with maritime information. A nice cafe here and you can park in NCP Shiprow, collect a ticket at reception which will reduce the cost from £7.50 for two hours to £3 Pity the council have not incorporated more of the old Provost's House from 1590.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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bsandrs wrote a review Aug 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom22,814 contributions10,789 helpful votes
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We can well appreciate the frustration of the previous reviewer as this historic building has been subsumed into the Maritime Museum. However, there is a storyboard with the history of what now forms the old part of the museum with early photographs. Rooms, staircases etc. can still be seen although museum exhibits have now spread into these areas. The external door, with the National Trust for Scotland Plaque is still in situ.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Ian Greig wrote a review Jun 2017
Banchory, United Kingdom49 contributions13 helpful votes
I've visited this place on a few occasions and loved it and it's history. Today's visit was the worst I've every experienced. When approaching the historic building you left in a state of confusion as to the entrance of the this stunning building, top, middle and lower entrances are locked. You've wondering what's going on. Looking into the ground window you can see people working and photocopiers cables and the like. Feeling puzzled we all made our way down to the Maritime Museum and made our way in and was informed that entrance to the Provost Ross's building is via here the Maritime Museum! . We were welcomed and given a floor plan of the whole area and being only interested in the history of the old building I tried in vain to find anything to do with the house. What an absolute shame the the Maritime Museum have filled what floor space was left to paintings of ships and a story about death in Victorian times. Looks like the National Trust for Scotland and given up on the house and left it to the Museum. We are all poorer for this lose, as its only 1 of 2 places that are left in Aberdeen that are really early and saved from demolition in the 1950s
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Date of experience: June 2017
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wenche48 wrote a review Jun 2015
Aberdeen, United Kingdom33 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice piece of architecture and well worth a visit. Enjoyed a light lunch there too. The food was somewhat limited.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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