Arbuthnot Museum

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Discover the wealth of Peterhead's maritime history in one of Aberdeenshire's oldest museums. See models showing the development of Peterhead fishing boats and find out about:

  • Peterhead's past
  • An important collection of Inuit artifacts
  • Arctic animals, including a polar bear
  • Whaling
  • One of Northern Scotland's largest coin collections
  • Temporary exhibitions with regularly changing program of events in Arbuthnot Museum gallery
  • A large collection of photos of Peterhead and the surrounding area


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  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    Monday - Tuesday: 10am - 12.30pm; 1pm - 3.30pm
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday, Friday: 10am - 12.30pm; 1pm - 3.30pm
    Saturday: 10am - 12.30pm; 1pm - 3.30pm
    Sunday: Closed

    The museum is closed on public holidays.
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  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access