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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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Address: 52-56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House, Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1224 337700
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of...

Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th century to its oil industry today; this museum explores the historic developments behind the city's maritime industries.

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This museum is good fun and very interactive! It's totally free and there's loads to do, there's a 3D movie experience, lifesize models and so much information! We spent a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is good fun and very interactive! It's totally free and there's loads to do, there's a 3D movie experience, lifesize models and so much information! We spent a good couple of hours here. There's a cloackroom for your jackets too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum, though not exactly huge, houses some really interesting exhibits/objects and is well worth a visit. The ship models that you might expect from a maritime museum are there, but there are also exhibits unique to Aberdeen; especially things related to the oil industry - how oil is extracted from the sea bed, which equipment is needed, etc. An... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with very little knowledge of the maritime industry but came out feeling as though I had learned plenty. The mini film of the current day oil rig was particularly insightful and was a very good watch and gave us a great look at life on an oil rig - something which really interested me. The description of how... More 

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Szczecin, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique experience. I especially enjoyed the Oil & Gas Tour. A very realistic portrait of how the life offshore looks like.

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abdnartmuseums, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this review

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glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if going to this museum dont park in the carpark next to it as it is more expensive than some in the centre of town and it is only a few minutes walk also it is free to get in to this museum has a lot of thing to see a good visit

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Aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting things including local stories as well as the maritime and oil industry displays. Handy to the Eastern end of Union Street and close to the harbour.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited during the old toy's exhibition. She was fascinated with and loved how the other exhibitions where also interactive. She loved the rov exhibition

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Great Museum to have a wonder round on a wet weekend... really interesting model of the NS platform. Although you do have to watch the opening hours and the 'Job's worth' on the door!

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Millport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent free museum, loads of information and interactive exhibits. Thoroughly recommended. Very informative

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abdnartmuseums, Manager at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, responded to this review

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fact the museum was indoors did play a bit of a part of the decision as to why we went. It was a cold day and absolutely tipping it down. Was a choice between the indoor gardens and the museum, and because we had heard great things we opted for the museum. The exhibitions had loads of really interesting... More 

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