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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

52-56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House, Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland
+44 1224 337700
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Perfect rainy day activity

Perfect rainy day activity in Aberdeen. This free museum (which also validates parking to reduce... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bemalu E
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Boats and Oil

Free! Great museum, well laid out and tells the story of the sea from Aberdeen perspective. Nice to... read more

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tom g
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"free entry"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Perfect rainy day activity in Aberdeen. This free museum (which also validates parking to reduce the cost at the garage across the street) was a gem with a wide range of maritime history about the area. While we weren't traveling with children I'd say this...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Free! Great museum, well laid out and tells the story of the sea from Aberdeen perspective. Nice to see so much history and a look to the future. Nice cafe in the basement.

Thank tom g
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice view. Intresting and educational exposition. Lot to see. Old ships, oil platform, see life and so on.

Thank Airi E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good location. Interesting place to visit with friends and family. One of the best place to visit in Aberdeen

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good museum that gives a bit of history about the town, fishing and oil industry. Well maintained and free to visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

lots to see lots to do things to take part in. lots of different displays to see from all over the world & local. great snack bar & souvenir shop worth a visit to find out about shipping in & around Aberdeen

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time at the maritime museum. I liked how the whole museum was constructed and the information was very well presented. Also some interactive elements which i enjoyed. I specially enjoyed the exhibition of a contemporary artist. Third floor has a nice...More

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abdnartmuseums, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum, covering the past and present of the maritime history of Aberdeen. Very helpful and friendly staff. A great little coffee shop too.

Thank riabinraider
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abdnartmuseums, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good museum for enthusiasts of the environment or ships and boats. Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was, but had loads of entertaining info and history of shipping in Aberdeen.

Thank Robert S
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abdnartmuseums, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating venue. So much to see. Excellent historic films & exhibitions. The a scone & coffee in the little cafe. They know how to bake scones... so I'll return!

Thank basilhoward
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Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Ian F
4 March 2018|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hi there, admission is free to Aberdeen Maritime Museum and The Tolbooth Museum.
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Kemiola O
6 July 2017|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
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
7 January 2017|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | 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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