Provost Skene’s House to close temporarily

22 February 2013

Provost Skene's House in Aberdeen is set to close at 5pm tomorrow [Saturday 23 February] to allow the demolition of nearby St Nicholas House.

Council officers will continue to investigate how to programme some of the Provost Skene's House displays, in particular local history and costumes, at other venues in the city.

Under consideration is the possibility of the Tolbooth Museum, which is normally open from June until September, opening its doors earlier than usual this year so residents and visitors will have a choice of cultural venues to visit.

Provost Skene's House is expected to be closed for around 12 months. Staff are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the museum and café, and are urging people to keep an eye on the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums website, for updates about reopening.