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Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead


Life on the Sea

MGC Registered Museum

Visit Scotland 2 Star Grading

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 Gallery
  • A large collection of photos of Peterhead and the surrounding area.

A range of exhibitions and photograph kits are available for loan.

Tel 01779 477778 or 01771 622807 for further information.



View our Top Ten of photos from the Arbuthnot Museum and find out how to order them.

Opening Hours 2013 - Free admission Open 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




Art work by Mike Brown

5th July - 25th Aug 2014

Mike was born in Glasgow, and would generally say that he is largely "self taught".

After many decades of working in engineering and oil and gas exploration, Mike returned to his true passion of drawing and painting and he now works as a full time artist here in the north east of Scotland. IMike also have a great interest in motorcycle restoration and is intrigued by the effects light on steel and other man-made structures,

"Where I can, I like to combine both these interests. I work mostly in acrylics and pen and ink for reasons of practicallity".



Forthcoming exhibitions


Watch this space for up and coming exhibitions and events.


Address & Access

St. Peter Street
AB42 1QD

Location Map

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.

Access: Please find a link to a Disabled Access Guide for Arbuthnot Musem