Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen

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Situated on the historic Shiprow in the center of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of this maritime city and its rich history. Built in converted historical buildings, the museum offers spectacular views of the harbor. Enjoy interactive exhibits on fishing techniques, and even get the knack of how to park your ship in the harbor. Learn about the city's relationship with "North Boats," the offshore oil industry, the history of shipbuilding, and fast clipper ships. Entry is free and the museum is a good rainy-day activity. Furthermore, the museum provides a service on maritime objects and paintings, offering advice on potential value. If you drive, parking on Shiprow can be expensive, so park in a nearby shopping center and walk to the museum instead. Photography requires prior permission, so ask beforehand. Using our international travel planner, Aberdeen attractions like Aberdeen Maritime Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A city centre venue, enhanced by a modern extension creating a sense of light & space for a great variety of exhibits & short films, & with a cafe. Accessible. A star exhibit is a detailed model of an...  more »
  • This is a great museum, especially when you consider that entry is free. There are a lot of items on display and a lot of information to digest.  more »
  • superrrrrrr! the most I liked it platform and struj diver! and the game was cool normalnieeee I recommend to go there and who likes to mock the vessels also recommend!
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  • Very cool museum that is FREE!!! I especially liked seeing the old ships that were built in Aberdeen, the exhibits on the old and new fishing industry there, and finally on the offshore oil and gas operations as that is my industry. Make sure you watch the Piper Alpha video before going, if you have a chance. Clean washrooms. The restaurant/cafe looks nice but I did not have a chance to try it.
  • Nice museum, with lots of information about the different important industries in Aberdeen (mostly oil and fish). Especially the part about offshore platforms is interesting and gives you a good grasp of the industry. Also the offshore platform model is cool. It's free and provides good fun and lots of info for 1-2 hours, perfect for a rainy day
  • Lots to see and free admission too. The kids were given a quiz each which kept them busy - one for older children and a simpler one for youngsters - and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The model ships are particularly impressive.
  • Very interesting place, well set up with a good history of the maritime industry in Aberdeen, especially fishing and oil. Lots to see and do with a great view over the modern harbour. Free admission, there is a self service cafe and a small shop.
  • Free entrance with a decent coffee shop downstairs. The fishing section has taken the sad history of whaling and displayed it in a factual and inoffensive way. The oil industry is very well presented with an undersea ROV that you can pilot. There are levels to explore so time will be needed
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