Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Here’s an activity for all the fun-loving, museum-going Funstackers out there wanting a free day out!  This collection has artefacts that date back all the way to 1689, with displays over four different floors. Highlights include ship models dating all the way back to, whaler’s harpoons and scrimshaw, rare examples of medieval imported goods, a complete lighthouse lens assembly and the entire deck of a historic steamer. On top of that, there are also maritime paintings so you can also witness the type of art that is made in this time period as well.

Where can you learn all about Aberdeen's shipping history that has artefacts that date back to 1600s?

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum is based on our relationship with the sea from its earliest days!

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum opened in 1997, 13 years after it was bought by the National Trust for Scotland, and since then has acquired a collection of shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. The museum is also on the coast just outside the harbour so you can also explore the place you are learning about as well. This is a perfect activity to do on one of Scotland’s many rainy days or just as a fun day out with the kids.

  • The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • The museum is open from 10 am-to 5 pm from Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday 11 am-3 pm
  • Free entry
  • There is a café for you to grab some food inside

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