Aberdeen Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Aberdeen, Scotland. The museum is situated on the historic Shiprow in the heart of the city, near the harbour. It makes use of a range of buildings including a former church and Provost Ross' House. Provost John Ross was Lord Provost in Aberdeen, Scotland from 1710–1712. Today he is most famous for the house he occupied in the 18th century from 1702. Built in 1593, this house is the second oldest house in the city, with Provost Skene's House being the oldest. It is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and was refurbished in the 1950s before opening again in 1954. In 1702 Ross also purchased Arnage Castle near Ellon. Provost John Ross was involved in trading with Holland and he died in Amsterdam in 1714.
The museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the North Sea. Collections cover shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history, and displays on the North Sea oil industry. It also commands a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour. Collection highlights include ship plans and photographs from the major shipbuilders of Aberdeen including Hall, Russell & Company Ltd, Alexander Hall and Sons, Duthie and John Lewis & Co. Ltd and Walter Hood & Co. Displays include ship and oil rig models, paintings, clipper ship and "North Boats" material, fishing, whalers and commercial trawlers, North Sea oil industry, and the marine environment.
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. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers disabled access to most parts of the building. Click here for a plan of the museum. Assistance Dogs are welcome.
Location : Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY
Transport: Aberdeen (National Rail) 7 minutes. Bus Routes : 60, 61 ,62, 63, 67, 68, 290, 291, and 727 stop near by.
Opening Times : Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00; Sunday 12:00 to 15:00.
Tickets : Adults £8.45; Children (5 - 16) £4.50.
Tel: 01224 337700