Provost Skene's House

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.

About Provost Skene's HouseAbout

Discover the incredible history of this unique house, one of Aberdeen's few remaining examples of early burgh architecture.

Provost Skene's House HistoryHistory

Explore the chequered history of Provost Skene's House and the alterations it has had since it was first mentioned in 1545.

What's OnWhat's On

An exciting range of exhibitions, events, talks and walks organisedby Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.

Provost Skene's House VisitingVisiting

Learn more about Provost Skene's House by arranging a fascinating tour or visit.

Provost Skene's House FacilitiesFacilities

The 17th century cellar at Provst Skene's House is home to one of the city's most popular café's.

Provost Skene's House AccessAccess

Parking, schools and disabled access information.

Find us

Provost Skene's House
Guestrow (between Broad Street and Flourmill Lane)
AB10 1AS

Tel: +44 (0) 1224 641086

Fax: +44 (0) 1224 632133


Temporarily Closed to the Public

The house will be closed during demolition and construction work on the neighbouring site.

We apologise any inconvenience caused.

4 Star Historic Attraction

Download the Provost Skene's House Plan