At this unique local history museum you will learn all about Peterhead’s past with its fishing industry, shipping and its connection to the whaling industry. There are many displays showing the development of fishing boats and boat building which are very interesting. The museum also houses 19th century artefacts from the Inuit, indigenous people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland and Alaska.
You’ll also see a collection of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints showing 19th and 20th century portraits, maritime themes and a few landscapes. And if you are interested in coins, you will have the chance to admire a collection of Greek, Roman, English, Scottish and British coins. There is a collection of 19th century commemorative medals as well.
Location Details: Parking: nearest car park is York Street (two blocks away); limited street parking beside museum; disabled car parking at nearby bus station at St. Peter Street/Windmill Street corner.
Facilities: No access for wheelchair users – museum situated on first floor of building.
Opening Times: ALL Year Round
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 10.00 am- 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm.
Sat 10.00 am – 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Closed Wednesday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Costs: FREE Admission
For further information please visit: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk