Top 5 Free Things to do in Aberdeen Scotland

Aberdeen is not known for being hot on the tourist trail in Britain but if you find yourself traveling that far north – there’s plenty to see and do on a budget. Here’s our list of the top free things to do in Aberdeen.

  • Aberdeen Art Gallery – berdeen’s splendid Art Gallery houses an important fine art collection with particularly good examples of 19th, 20th and 21st century works, a rich and diverse applied art collection, an exciting programme of special exhibitions, a gallery shop and café.
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum – Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long relationship with the Sea. This award-winning museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross’s House, which was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history.
  • Provost Skene’s House – Dating from 1545, Provost Skene’s House now houses an attractive series of period rooms, furnished to show how people lived in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The house is named after one of Aberdeen’s most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene, who is thought to have commissioned the carved plaster ceilings. Visitors can admire an unusual series of religious paintings in the Painted Gallery and enjoy changing displays of dress in the Costume Gallery.
  • Aberdeenshire Farming Museum – Award-winning portrayal of regional farming history over the past 200 years and Hareshowe working farm.
  • Explore Aberdeen’s Parks – Aberdeen has many beautiful parks and gardens that are free to enjoy.

What’s your favorite free attraction in Aberdeen? Let us know in the comments!

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