Aberdeen Maritime Museum Receives Funding From Maersk Oil

Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited (Maersk Oil) is donating £90,000 to help fund the refurbishment of the Education Suite at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum.


Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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.

Following a multi-million pound expansion and refurbishment in 1997, the museum has five times the exhibition space of the original museum which was based in the 16th century Provost Ross’s House.

Aberdeen’s excellent collections of maritime paintings and objects are utilised to the full in the new museum, with touch screen consoles, computer visual databases, education room and hands-on exhibits all adding a new dimension for visitors and bringing the drama of the North Sea industries such as offshore oil, fishing and shipping, to life.

The complex is open six days a week with a busy programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The licensed Leading Lights Café – an attraction in itself – offers fine food in splendid surroundings and a first class shop sells a wide range or souvenirs, gifts, crafts, books and music with a distinctly nautical flavour.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Shiprow
Aberdeen
AB11 5BY
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 337700
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 213066
www.aagm.co.uk

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