Discover Aberdeen City & Shire Museums


There are many Museums in Aberdeen that are worthwhile visiting whether you are a tourist or a local.

Stratosphere is a science museum aimed at children with hands on exhibits and a workshop it is a great day out for young and old alike. Each weekend there are various themed events and workshops, and all children who participate can make something and take it home. Previous workshops have included how chocolate is made, exploring the rainforests, noise, recycling and making Christmas decorations. Stratosphere is located on Constitution Street in Aberdeen.

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Relive the story of one of Scotland's most famous army regiments The Gordon Highlanders. At the museum you will see the finest of the Regiment's treasures gathered over two centuries including a remarkable display of 12 Victoria Crosses. Other exhibits at the museum include State of the art touch screens let you explore the deeds and values, which made the Regiment great and there are film presentations convey the story of the Gordon's in all its colour and incident.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is located in Shiprow in Aberdeen. The new museum was founded in 1997 and details Aberdeens history and close connection with the sea. Subjects covered include North Sea Oil and Gas; Shipbuilding; Fshing; and harbour history. Maritime paintings include 150 ships' portraits of clippers ships through to fishing vessels. Facilities include a café and a shop.

Conoco Natural History Centre is located within the University of Aberdeen and is a centre set up to educate the public on environmental issues. Exhibits within the centre include the Cruikshank Botanic Garden and also the Zoology Museum. The museums aim is to get everyone interested in the living world so we can learn to protect it.

Provost Skene's House is one of Aberdeen earliest surviving pieces of architecture dating back to around 1545. It now houses an attractive series of period room settings, recalling the elegant furnishings of earlier times from the 17th century Great Hall, Parlour and Bedroom to the 18th century Bedroom and Georgian Dining Room, as well as a Nursery recreated from the late 19th century. View the religious paintings, costume jewellery, coins or take a snack in The Cellar.!