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Aberdeenshire Museums Service HQ
The Discovery Centre

Heritage Lottery Funded

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Roller racking in the Western storeAberdeenshire Museum Service HQ (AMS) is the first publicly accessible store for the county’s museum service, and was built with a substantial grant from Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a purpose-built museum storage facility and visitor centre, as well as housing the service’s technical workshops. This state of the art facility includes 810 square metres of environmentally controlled storage space, housing collections ranging from fine art to botanical specimens.

Entrance of Aberdeenshire Heritages HQ

For enquires AMS is open to the public five days of the week, Monday to Friday. Also guided tours are available. So if you are interested in finding out what goes on at Aberdeenshire Museum Service, please contact us.

Join us on a free, guided tour and find out what goes on behind the scenes at Aberdeenshire Museum Service on the second Saturday of every month between 9.00am - 1.00pm. Explore the building, which contains over 40,000 objects, and discover some of the hidden gems in Aberdeenshire Councils collections.  We can also organise a group tour tailor made to meet your interests.  To book a place, phone the Administrative Assistants on 01771 622807, or email museums@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.


For those looking to conduct research on any of our collections or to view specific objects please consult us to make prior arrangements.  Telephone 01771 622807 for more information.