Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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The City's award-winning Maritime Museum brings the history of the North Sea to life. View multimedia displays and exciting exhibitions on the offshore oil industry, shipbuilding, fishing and clipper ships then visit the museum shop and licensed Leading Lights café.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1200-1500

Admission charges


Collection details

Science and Technology, Land Transport, Maritime

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After Hours: Playground

  • 13 May 2016 7-10pm

There’s a strict ‘no children allowed’ rule for this After Hour’s Playground event at Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Come along and explore what play means to you as you discover all sorts of fun
from popcorn and carnival games to upcycling old toys into wearable pieces, as well as discussions and experiences based around the different ways we can play. The entire museum will spring to life as the usual ‘Quiet please!’ attitude gets thrown out the window in favour of a more raucous and rambunctious atmosphere. Linguists will love our improvised word play in the Whaling Gallery whilst the more competitive can challenge themselves with team games in the Education Suite. There’s even ‘Serious Lego’ workshops aimed at improving your creative responses to problems. So loosen off your ties and let out those bunches for an energetic evening of competing, plotting, creating, imagining and letting go, as you discover more about the purpose of play.





Aberdeen Maritime Museum
AB11 5BY






01224 337700


01224 213066

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