Aberdeen Marine Museum789 Votes Currently Closed
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!
Aberdeen Marine Museum Travel Tips
- 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 Hours
Maritime museum shop hours
- 10am -5pm (Monday to Saturday)
- 12pm -3pm (Sunday)
- 10am – 4:45pm (Monday to Saturday)
- 12pm – 2:45pm (Sunday)
How to Reach Aberdeen Marine Museum
- Bus no. 5, get off at Stop M2 , Market Street
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79.54% of people who visit Aberdeen include Aberdeen Marine Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
69.14% of people start their Aberdeen Marine Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Aberdeen Marine Museum
91.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aberdeen Marine Museum
Aberdeen Marine Museum Reviews & Ratings
Excellent museum, free to enter and the exhibition is very interesting explaining the Port of Aberdeen's illustrious past as well as the city's technological innovation for the future. There is a lot to see here with a good view over the docks as well. There is also a small shop and a cafe for anyone wanting souvenirs or a cup of tea/coffee in a relaxed environment.
Amazing exhibits with well written information sheets. Tells the history of the areas industry with an emphasis on the modern gas workings. Very informative, I spent 3 hours in there, no problem. Cafe was good and appreciated at the end of my visit. I would suggest getting the lift to the top floor and work you way down. Cafe is at the bottom.
Nice place. Very good to learn about the transition of Aberdeen from a rural fishing community to a ship building hub and then to being the hub of oil and gas production in the UK. Nice video documentaries are available on several subjects. I really like the fact that they have tried to keep the piper alpha tragedy alive here
Nice welcome indeed. :) yet after that, not so much. 3 & 4 year old boys were continually followed and told off. If you have issues with children touching displays, don't put them at their height. Then again, if you want families to visit then expect touching from children!
Fantastic museum! Great information about the boat building and maritime history of Scotland, especially Aberdeen. My husband loves all things boat-related and really enjoyed the museum.