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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



Vintage Gadgets

Saturday 5th April - 24th June.

Our latest exhibition at the Arbuthnot Museum, is ‘Vintage Gadgets’ – weird and wonderful objects that do a host of useful (and not-so useful) things about the house and home. From the time of Queen Victoria until the end of World War II, gadgets were popular in an ever-increasing era of technological improvement.
So why not come along and have a look and see just how many of todays 'gadgets' owe their existance to the Victorians and our past generations.



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