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Museums in Aberdeenshire

We operate 4 museums across Aberdeenshire, and a further 5 in conjunction with community run groups.


Whats on this Summer

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

14th July. Clydesdales of Strathorn Farm Stables

4th August. Clydesdales of Strathorn Farm Stables

11th/ 12th August. Wild About Aden

Sundays - Activity Days at the Farming Museum

Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead

11th July. Pirate Fun Day

23rd July. Fishing Day – a Taste of Peterhead

28th July. Belonging, Bring an Object, Art Workshops

13th August. Medieval Day

Banchory Museum

July and August. Recipe Swap



Aberdeenshire Museums Service has been involved with the massive undertaking by the BBC, entitled A History of the World. The website and associated television and radio programms has now been launched. Involving hundreds of museums from all over Britain each selecting a couple of 'prime' objects to display on the website.

Silver Teapot made in BanffAberdeenshire Council has two such objects from it's vast collections held at Mintlaw on the website. We will be able to add more as time goes by. Visit our Exhibitions page to view the objects and to see which museum they will be on display in.


Free Entry to All Attractions and Events.


Our Museums

Aberdeenshire Museum Services - Head Quarters and Resoues Centre

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Arbuthnot Museum

Banchory Museum


Community run museums

Many objects within these museums are on loan from the collections of Aberdeenshire Council.

Banff Museum

Fordyce Joiners Workshop and Visitors Centre

Sandhaven Meal Mill

Stonehaven Tollbooth Museum

Maud Railway Museum



If we haven't been able to answer all your questions, then please use our Frequently Asked Questions For further information please telephone: 01771 622 807

Arbuthnot Girl GuidesVisit in Person

Find out the Location of Museums, Exhibitions and Services plus some Frequently Asked Questions about our Museums Service

girl on doing work on a laptopExplore Online

You can now explore our Collections online, We also have information for Research & Student Resources

school children and teacherParticipate

Your Donations play a very important role throughout our museums helping to enhance our visitors' enjoyment

BanchoryWho we are

Who we are & what we do. Learn more about Aberdeenshire Museum Service, the museums department of Aberdeenshire Council, and our people.