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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 2015 - 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





16th May to 26th September, 2015

This exhibition is a celebration by local people of what makes Aberdeenshire unique and special. It shows us in images, words and objects the strong connections people have with places and how this gives them a sense of belonging.

Participants have shared personal memories, feelings and emotions for landmarks and locations that matter to them.

The imagery showcases the breadth of creative photographic talent we have in the area.

The objects from the Aberdeenshire Museums Service collection, chosen by local groups and individuals, give us a fascinating insight into the powerful relationships people have with local culture and the environment.




Watch this space for up and coming exhibitions and events in 2015.


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