A bit of history
If it’s a bit of history you are after then Aberdeen Arts Gallery & Museum re-opened in November 2019 after an extensive refurbishment and is well worth a visit. For something a little different the award-winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum reveals everything about the city’s long relationship with the sea and houses a unique collection of shipbuilding, fish and port history where they host daily tours.
Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ
Aberdeen Arts Gallery & Museum
Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. A particularly attractive example of late 19th century architecture, it houses one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculpture and graphics from the 15th century to the present day. Highlights from the rich and diverse decorative arts collection, combined with an exciting programme of special exhibitions, ensures that there is always something new for visitors to see.
Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long relationship with the Sea. This award-winning museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross’s House, which was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers visitors a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour.