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member update – Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the fascinating story of the North Sea through fantastic exhibitions, interactive displays and multi-media presentations, and is acknowledged as one of the finest visitor attractions in Scotland. The museum consists of three distinct buildings-Provost Ross House (built in 1593), the former Trinity Congregational Church (built in 1877) and the Link Building, constructed in 1977 to connect together the two earlier buildings.

Aberdeen’s excellent collections of maritime paintings and objects are utilised to the full in the 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.

Part of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, the complex is open seven days a week with a busy programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Maritime 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.

For more information on the museum, visit http://www.aagm.co.uk/home/home.aspx

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