Arbuthnot Museum

Arbuthnot Museum

Museums and Art Galleries

Arbuthnot Museum

Arbuthnot Museum provides a great opportunity for you and the kids to discover Peterheads wealth of maritime history in one of Aberdeenshires oldest museums. Head out to sea on a whaling vessel (in your imagination at least!) and treat your peepers to a trove of nautical memorabilia!

Find out about Arctic Animals, Whaling, and Inuit artefacts in a series of fascinating displays that are ideal for families. There are models charting the development of local fishing vessels, one of the largest coin collections in Northern Scotland, plus one of the few polar bears in a British museum! There is also a temporary exhibitions gallery, which changes regularly, plus a number of family events held during the summer.

Its worst noting with small ones (or just lots of them!) that theres really limited street parking beside the museum, so the nearest car park is York Street (2 blocks away). Disabled car parking can be found at nearby bus station on the corner of St. Peter Street.

Its definitely an educational trip and theyll pick loads up if theyre taking notes, so why not check out our other local listings and find something a little more exciting to reward their attention with!

Click here to visit Arbuthnot Museum's website
01779 477778


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Opening Hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00 am- 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm. Saturday: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm Open year round. Closed Wednesday and Sunday.


    Free admission.


St Peter Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 1QD, Scotland

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