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Nov 14, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
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**Provost Skene's House is temporarily closed to the Public** The House will be closed during the development of Marischal Square. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Provost Skene House 5 Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AS, Scotland
+44 1224 641086
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

I will probably skin times I went there was that when I was a kid And it was good fun I love the big cake stand and everybody was friendly but no no change there and Winebar so don’t go much now but had fun...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank RoseAndJ
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The city planning committee is not fit for purpose letting this gem be overshadowed by monstrous carbuncles.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Maigemu299
Reviewed August 30, 2018

It is a pity it hasnot been reopened, it would be another attraction for visitors. The building is quite unique, lets hope the reopenimg is not far off. Visit the maritime museum instead it is excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 952cris
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Was to be a highlight of my visit to Aberdeen to see where the Family Skene made their name & fortune but just my luck, Closed and under major renovations ! Completely surrounded by safety fencing & Summer 2017 was long gone ?? Pity but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Skeney57
abdnartmuseums, Manager at Provost Skene's House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Provost Skene's House is closed due to the development of Marischal Square. We would advise anyone coming to the city to visit any of our venues to check our website first. It does state on our website that the house is closed at the moment....More

Reviewed June 26, 2017

another inside visit that is not accessible due to reconstruction. there seems to be a real reconstruction boom going on. not a good time for tourists.More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank r0landbrunner
abdnartmuseums, Manager at Provost Skene's House, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

We are sorry you tried to visit Provost Skene’s House. The building was closed to visitors in 2013 to accommodate the demolition of the surrounding building and regeneration of the site. We would encourage visitors to look at our website for opening hours of our...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017

Will be nice when it is eventually opened but knowing the Aberdeen Councils track record it is highly unlikely that it will meet the opening date.as the pavements around here have been announced will be delayed. Maybe they could use the time building a wall...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank george650000
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Closed to the public for the foreseeable future whilst the city council creates its latest planning disaster all around. What is it with Aberdeen? St Nicholas House was a disaster. Now being replaced by something which will soon be as bad. Or worse. Pity no...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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abdnartmuseums, Manager at Provost Skene's House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thanks for your review. Provost Skene's House is temporarily closed for essential building works and the installation of a new exhibition. It will reopen to visitors in the summer of 2017.

Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Interesting building and museum in the city centre. Spaces are well laid out and it's GI to explore the old house. Sons areas are narrow due to the age of the building. Historically interesting. Great cafe and friendly staff this is suitable for adults and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank sarahdH1110RM
Reviewed May 23, 2016

a really good place to go for local history buildings, but be careful of the ghost in the child's room lol

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank James M
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an exilant place a lovely tea room at the ground floor and always intresting exibits when its open. shame it will probly be another few years before you can visit again.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank andrew_macleod
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August 5, 2016|
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Response from TraflwrAlba |
as of April 2018 it is still closed.