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Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long relationship with the Sea. This award-winning museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross’s House, which was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers visitors a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour.


Telling the fascinating story of the North Sea through fantastic new exhibitions, interactive displays and multi-media presentations, Aberdeen Maritime Museum is acknowledged as one of the finest visitor attractions in Scotland.

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Aberdeen’s excellent collections of maritime paintings and objects are utilised to the full in the new museum, with touch screen consoles, computer visual databases, education room and hands-on exhibits all adding a new dimension for visitors and bringing the drama of the North Sea industries such as offshore oil, fishing and shipping, to life.


The Aberdeen Maritime Museum complex is open all week with a busy programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Maritime Café – an attraction in itself – offers fine food in splendid surroundings and a first class shop sells a wide range or souvenirs, gifts, crafts, books and music with a distinctly nautical flavour.


In 1997 Aberdeen Maritime Museum won the Scottish Museum of the Year, the Supreme Award in Regeneration from the Royal institution of Architects in Scotland, the Aberdeen Civic Award and the Best Building category at the Scottish Architectural Awards.


The Palm Court Hotel is within easy reach of the historic city centre, it’s a perfect base for exploring Aberdeen and The Aberdeen Maritime Museum.  We also have some fantastic offers and perks when you book directly…  Like free Prosecco when you book online at Come join us for a night or two.

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