Aberdeen Marine Museum

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About Aberdeen Marine Museum , Aberdeen

History says, Aberdeen had a long relation with the North Sea. If you wish to know some captivating stories related to the sea, visit this award winning museum named Aberdeen Marine Museum. Situated on the historic Shiprow, this beautiful museum was built in 1593. A visit to this museum will take you on a historical journey of the booming fishing industry of the city to the present flourishing oil industry of the city. Within the museum, you can see displays belonging to the North Boats, oil industry and marine industry and clipper ships. The new section of the exhibition includes Aberdeen Harbour gallery and displays belonging to the fishing techniques and also techniques related to parking ship at the harbour.

A great place for visitors belonging to different age groups and to get a stunning view of the busy harbour!

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Aberdeen Marine Museum Information

  • Entry is free.
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers disabled access to most parts of the building.
  • Guide dogs are admitted.
  • Reduced parking rates are available at the NCP car park on Shiprow for those visiting Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Ask the reception desk for details.
  • Disabled parking spaces are available outside The Robert Gordon University, which is located next to Aberdeen Art Gallery.
  • Tours on foreign languages are available. For details, get in touch with the reception desk.

Aberdeen Marine Museum Opening and Closing Hours

Maritime museum shop hours

  • 10am -5pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • 12pm -3pm (Sunday)

Cafe hours

  • 10am – 4:45pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • 12pm – 2:45pm (Sunday)

How To Get To Aberdeen Marine Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus no. 5, get off at Stop M2 , Market Street

Address: 52 - 56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House,Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland

Phone: +44-1224337700

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Exhibition

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Share your experience - Rate Aberdeen Marine Museum , Aberdeen

  • I've been there a number of times with visiting family members and friends. Good place for one to learn about oil and gas industry. Very informative and fun. Downstairs is a cafeteria (haven't visited myself) for someone who needs some energy to get going.

  • What a surprising treat! So much to take in, interactive areas and a quiz for the kids. All free too! Great access for those with mobility issues too.

  • A superb museum. Features a lot about oil and gas industry. Interesting history of the North Sea. Educational and entertaining for all ages. Definitely worth a visit in Aberdeen. Very friendly staff.

  • Excellent place to learn about Aberdeen history in maritime industry. Suitable for both kids and adults. There are many exhibition provided. We spent more than 3 hours to complete the whole tours. Wish to go again.

  • Very interesting museum.. worth a visit if u get some free time in Aberdeen.. it's very near to Aberdeen port & union square.. the museum gives a lot of information regarding the history of oil industry.. entry is free, there is a cafeteria inside..

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