Dating from 1545, Provost Skene's House now houses an attractive series of period rooms, furnished to show how people lived in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The house is named after one of Aberdeen's most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene, who is thought to have commissioned the carved plaster ceilings. Visitors can admire an unusual series of religious paintings in the Painted Gallery and enjoy changing displays of dress in the Costume Gallery.
Provost Skene’s House
Guestrow, Aberdeen AB12 9UR
Aberdeen Arts Gallery & Museum
Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ
Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. A particularly attractive example of late 19th century architecture, it houses one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculpture and graphics from the 15th century to the present day. Highlights from the rich and diverse decorative arts collection, combined with an exciting programme of special exhibitions, ensures that there is always something new for visitors to see.
Gordon Highlanders Museum
St. Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH
The only Visit Scotland 5-Star Attraction in Aberdeen, the museum tells the extraordinary 200 year story of “the finest Regiment in the world!” Situated in the fashionable west end of Aberdeen. This former home of leading Scottish artist Sir George Reid is now The Gordon Highlanders Museum. The offer a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors and is a great day out for the family, including a cafe.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY
Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the Sea. This award-winning museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross's House, which was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers visitors a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour.
South Rd, Peterhead AB42 2YY
Step back in time when you visit the former "H.M. Convict Prison, Peterhead" which officially opened in 1888 and now forms part of the Admiralty Gateway. For the "inside story" of those brave personnel that staffed the first convict prison in Scotland from August 1888 to December 2013 what better way to learn than to visit and interact with guides in period costumes and see the cells and other key components of this complex that is known worldwide.