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Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen

(3.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
See an excellent example of early medieval burgh architecture at Provost Skene's House, the 16th-century home of Provost of Aberdeen George Skene. Explore rooms furnished in 17th-, 18th-, and early 19th-century styles with luxurious furniture and decor. Carved plaster ceilings top off the 17th-century room, and the costume gallery displays fascinating examples of historical fashion. Don't miss the coin collections or the attic, where a Renaissance painted ceiling depicts religious scenes. Plan your Provost Skene's House visit and explore what else you can see and do in Aberdeen using our Aberdeen vacation route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Closed to the public for the foreseeable future whilst the city council creates its latest planning disaster all around. What is it with Aberdeen? St Nicholas House was a disaster. Now being replaced ...  more »
  • They surrounded this modern apartment blocks shed. A bit ugly and not aesthetically pleasing. The House itself is nice but nothing exceptional, however. If you do not see do not lose anything.
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  • Interesting building and museum in the city centre. Spaces are well laid out and it's GI to explore the old house. Sons areas are narrow due to the age of the building. Historically interesting. Great...  more »
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  • A fine little museum rich in Aberdeen history. Provost Skene's House really gives you a sense of the times. Entry is free and it is located near City Centre.