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  • The War Memorial and Cowdray Hall in the city centre of Aberdeen
    The War Memorial and Cowdray Hall in the city centre of Aberdeen
  • The exterior of the Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen
    The Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen
  • The Mill of Benholm, a restored and fully working water powered meal mill, near Johnshaven
    The Mill of Benholm, a restored and fully working water powered meal mill, near Johnshaven
  • The Buoy Park at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head in Fraserburgh
    The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head in Fraserburgh
  • The exterior of Provost Skene's House in the city centre of Aberdeen
    Provost Skene's House in the city centre of Aberdeen
  • The interior of the Scottish Maritime Museum
    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.

Take a step back in time to region’s agricultural past at the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum set in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park, and discover a treasure trove of vintage vehicles at the Grampian Transport Museum which showcases everything from early bicycles to horse-drawn carriages and some of the fastest cars ever made.

Take a look through the listing and find out more about the museums in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Gradings

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the sea.

  2. Gradings

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    3 Museum

    Aberdeen

    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.

  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Welcome to University of Aberdeen Museums

  4. Gradings

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    4 Museum

    Alford

    Enjoy a treasure house of transport history at the Grampian Transport Museum.

  5. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Aberdeen

    The regimental museum of the Gordon Highlanders boasts a fascinating collection, housed in the former home of artist Sir George Reid.

  6. Gradings

    Peterhead

    Go behind the scenes at the museum, and visit Aberdeenshire Museum Service's headquarters.

  7. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Mintlaw

    Relive the story of Aberdeenshire’s famous farming past in the beautiful surroundings of Aden Country Park.

  8. Banchory Museum

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    3 Museum

    Banchory

    Banchory Museum has displays relating to local history, especially the life of Banchory born musician and composer James Scott Skinner - the Strathspey King.

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Fraserburgh

    Discover four centuries of local history at the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, a family friendly attraction in Aberdeenshire.

  10. Arbuthnot Museum

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    3 Museum

    Peterhead

    Arbuthnot Museum is one of Aberdeenshire’s oldest museums, and is home to displays of Peterhead's fishing, shipping and whaling past.

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