Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen

Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen

Provost Skene’s house is a 16th century period house and museum located in Marischal Square. The house was built in 1545, but is furnished in styles that date from the 17th through 19th centuries. It is open to the public so visitors can view the history of life in Aberdeen over the years.

The home was purchased by Sir George Skene of Fintray. He purchased the house in 1669. Provost Skene was a merchant who was named Provost of the city from 1676 to 1685.

The museum includes a costume gallery, a gallery of paintings, local artifacts and numerous coins. There is also a Renaissance-style painted ceiling in the attic gallery and a number of carved plaster ceilings elsewhere in the house.

The house was opened to the public in 1953. It is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Monday through Saturday and from 11 AM to 4 PM on Sundays. There is no cost to tour the home.

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Sight Name: Provost Skene's House
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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