The War Memorial and Cowdray Hall in the city centre of Aberdeen
The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen
The Mill of Benholm, a restored and fully working water powered meal mill, near Johnshaven
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head in Fraserburgh
Provost Skene's House in the city centre of Aberdeen
The Scottish Maritime Museum
Find a superb array of museums in Aberdeen City and Shire and discover the region’s long and varied history. Learn about everything from the fishing industry to the Gordon Highlanders and traditional rural life.
Aberdeen boasts the range and quality of museums you would expect of a major city. One of the most impressive of these is Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Located close to the harbor, this award-winning attraction examines the city’s relationship with the sea and the emergence of the oil and gas industry in the late 20th century.
Plenty of other uniquely fascinating museums can be found throughout the towns and villages of Aberdeenshire. Uncover the history of one of the most celebrated regiments of the British Army at the Gordon Highlanders Museum and learn even more about the region’s seafaring heritage at the Arbuthnot Museum in Peterhead.
The Maggie Law Maritime Museum sits in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Gourdon, one of the few remaining working harbours on this coastline.
The centrepiece of the Museum is the old inshore lifeboat, the Maggie Law.
Set up to safeguard the heritage of the former fishing village of Buchanhaven the Heritage Centre is now the focal point for change and supports evening classes on a wide range of subjects along with art,crafts and performing arts events.
The Museum is a 5-star Visit Scotland attraction and tells the compelling and dramatic 200 year story of the Gordon Highlanders from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day, using spectacular displays, film and the passion and knowledge of our guides