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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 - 15:00
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Interesting but very small museum

I've brought groups of students (teen-agers) here a couple of times and they all enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Informative well laid out Museum

Comprehensive museum - recommend you visit all the floors. The exhibits / artifacts plus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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52-56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House, Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland
+44 1224 337700
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All reviews oil rig oil industry north sea oil ship building scale model well worth a visit fishing industry several floors oil exploration free entry interactive displays oil gas great insight couple of hours piper alpha the ground floor interesting place
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've brought groups of students (teen-agers) here a couple of times and they all enjoyed it although there's too little to see so we'd go to the Tolbooth museum afterwards. If you're interested in the history of fishing and the oil industry it's a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoannaV445
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comprehensive museum - recommend you visit all the floors. The exhibits / artifacts plus videos/audio were great at illustrating many topics e.g: the importance of the fishing industry. Particularly liked the sections that dealt with the formation of the harbor and the shipbuilding. Did not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lightfader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing to meet you is the amazing thingmy that is oil-related like a big screw, you cannot seem to take you eyes off of it. The photos well, they are amazing, they are truly amazing!!!!! This re4minds me of the Lifeboat Museum in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to come if you want a full view of the offshore oil and gas activities in the North Sea. Good hands on displays and walk throughs and probably the best detailed offshore scale model drilling platform anywhere. To call it a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Musiuevans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMM represents a rarity; a museum that doesn’t drown you (with apologies for the pun) in copious detail. The balance between visual displays, artefacts, audios, and explanation is commendable; despite my personal preference for more ‘facts’. The section on oil rig operation is particularly enlightening...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 533John_C533
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very 'novel' and well laid out attraction. I needed FAR longer there than I was able to give it. My wife being with me was impressed but it was not REALLY her thing so after a fair run round, she retired to the café...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johncurd239
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a visit here with the family. Interesting collection very informative and could have spent much longer looking around and watching the informative screenings but had a little one so with us so time was shorter than I would have liked. Museum was lovely and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lmreid2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good informative museum and all free, shows a lot of the oil industry history with a scale model of a rig in the center of the building and lots of the history of Aberdeen great way to spend a few hours

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Craig P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Aberdeen and have an interest in the oil industry then we'll worth a visit. Lots of information about ships and how the port has developed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StuartKinsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very fascinating and unique museum, well worth visiting, but not important enough to warrant a special trip. If you are coming to Aberdeen for some other reason it is well worth a look,

Date of experience: February 2018
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Ian F
3 March 2018|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hi there, admission is free to Aberdeen Maritime Museum and The Tolbooth Museum.
6 July 2017|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hi, we don’t have anything on display in Aberdeen Maritime Museum from the Viking period. There is little/no evidence of Viking activity in Aberdeen. There is a report of a raid that might have been an attack on Aberdeen and... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from abdnartmuseums | Property representative |
Hello, apologies for the late reply. We don't have set days for exhibitions as we are open 7 days a week, so you can visit any day. Our current exhibition is Kiss of Death: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era which runs... More