Provost Skene's House

Historic Buildings & Homes

Guestrow, Off Broad Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1AS

    Provost Skene's House is closed until March 2014 to allow for the demolition of neighbouring St. Nicholas House. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Visitors can admire an unusual series of religious paintings in the Painted Gallery and enjoy changing displays of dress in the Costume Gallery. Built in the 16th century, Provost Skene's House is one of Aberdeen's few remaining examples of early burgh architecture. The building has been altered several times, particularly in the 17th century. In the 1930s the adjacent houses were demolished, but Provost Skene's House was saved and the interior refurbished.

    The atmosphere of the 17th century is recreated in the Great Hall, Parlour and Bedroom with furnishings and paintings of the period. This contrasts with the refined style of the 18th century Dining Room and Bedroom.

    The 17th century Tea Room offers a variety of snacks, small meals and traditional home bakes as well as wine and Fairtrade Costa Coffee.


    • Children Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Through Trinity Centre, turn right into Union Street, then turn left into Broad Street. Provost Skene's House is situated in square to left adjacent to St Nicholas House (council buildings)

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