Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen (must see)

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum is a seafaring museum near the harbor of the River Dee. It is housed in buildings that were once the Trinity Congregational Church and the home of Provost John Ross. These original buildings were constructed in 1593, but fell into extreme disrepair over the years. They were refurbished for use as the maritime museum in 1984.

The museum holds displays about shipbuilding, fishing, the oil industry and the history of the port. Visitors will see ship models that date from 1689 to present day. They can observe harpoons, medieval goods, a lighthouse lens assemble and a steamer deck.

Tourists are welcome to go to the top floor of the museum for an excellent view of Aberdeen Harbor. They will also see an exhibit that covers trade in the harbor over nearly 1,000 years.

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Monday through Saturday and from 11 AM to 4 PM on Sundays.

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum on Map

Sight Name: Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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