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Blairs Museum

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A hidden gem !

A very impressive collection of Scotland's Catholic Heritage, of great interest not only to... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
EWV3
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The Hague
Important pieces of Catholic Scottish History

I'm a local but decided to look out places I hadn't been to when my mother came for a visit from... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
AM32018
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Peterculter, United Kingdom
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Please visit the website for updated information. Located only 4 miles from Aberdeen, off the South Deeside Rd, Blairs Museum gives a unique insight into Scotland's Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more than 500...more
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The Blairs Museum South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

A very impressive collection of Scotland's Catholic Heritage, of great interest not only to Catholics. Paintings, jewels, watches....each object tells a very special story of Scotland. My very favourite was the splendid collection of embroidery, with pieces that go back to the 15th century. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

I'm a local but decided to look out places I hadn't been to when my mother came for a visit from England. I came across this museum when looking for museums in my area and thought it was worth a visit on a quiet weekday....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We visited Blairs Museum as we had seen an exhibition of Piranesi prints, The Grand Tour, advertised on the local authority website. In all the time we have lived in Aberdeen we have never visited the museum and were barely aware of its existence. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 118rosalie
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The museum is on the site of a former seminary about 10 miles outside Aberdeen. Most of the building is being redeveloped but a section of it including the chapel has been retained as a museum. It is open only on Saturdays and Sundays and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

A most interestng couple of hours in this charming museum set within Blairs College, a junior seminary now closed. We received a warm welcome by the Curator. She went into detail about all the exhibits on show. Came away with a greater appreciation of our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I spent an afternoon at Blairs Museum and had a wonderful time. The setting is tranquil and the architecture of the church is incredible. The museum tells the story of Scotland's Catholic history and heritage but also so much more. They have some incredible paintings...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nmchendry
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A fascinating museum with exhibits relating to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, in a beautiful old building with stunning chapel.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ronilev
Reviewed 19 January 2018

My visit to Blairs Museum and St. Mary’s Chapel was fascinating; the collection of arifacts covering Mary Queen of Scots and Prince Charles Edward Stuart is exceptional. The memorial portrait of Mary Queen of Scots is enlightening with respect to the politics and culture at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I didn't know much about the museum before visiting. I happened to see the sign for the museum next to where we were staying and decided to visit. It was really well worth the effort. We were welcomed at the door by the Museum Manager...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Roddy T
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Situated at the top of a long winding drive, Blairs Museum is the museum of Scotland's Catholic heritage. If you're not of the Catholic faith, you may think this museum is not for you, but I would suggest it's worth a try. It's situated in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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