Provest Skene’s House in Aberdeen
Provest Skene’s House in Aberdeen

Provest Skene’s House in Aberdeen

Would you like to find out more about the history of one of Scotland’s most beloved cities? There’s no better place to do it than Provost Skene’s House, a newly refurbished museum that celebrates the lives of the people who not only Dundee and Scotland what it is today, but the whole world too!

Where can I find Provost Skene's House?

The museum is located between Broad Street and Flourmill Lane. Head to Union Street, which is a short walk to Marischal Square Development with the museum nearby.

This spectacular building dates as far back as 1545, making it the oldest-surviving townhouse in Aberdeen. Inside the house you’ll find plenty of fascinating themed exhibitions and interactive displays, with videos, artwork and historic artefacts to highlight their importance. These people range from scientists, famous sports figures, writers, stars of the cinema and stage among others that played major parts in shaping Aberdeen. The museum makes for a fantastic family trip out, with plenty of hands-on activities to keep the kids entertained. Don’t forget to cap off your trip with a visit to their shop and take something home to remember your visit, with lots of great gifts and souvenirs inspired by themes explored in the museum.

  • Admission is free with no advance booking required.
  • Open 7 days a week:
    Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm
    Sunday 11am to 4pm
  • Check the website for Christmas season opening hours.
  • The upper floors are unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • The nearest car park is the NCP at Harriet Street.

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