Aberdeen Art Gallery houses an important fine art collection of 19th, 20th and 21st century works, a rich and diverse applied art collection, an exciting programme of special exhibitions, a gallery shop and a café.
Aberdeen's award-winning Maritime Museum brings the history of the North Sea to life. View displays and exhibitions on the offshore oil industry, shipbuilding, fishing and clipper ships then visit the museum shop and Maritime Café.
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 Tea Room provides light snacks.
The Tolbooth Museum is one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings and one of the best-preserved 17th century gaols in Scotland. It features displays on local history and the development of crime and punishment through the centuries. Displays include the Maiden, the blade of Aberdeen's 17th century guillotine.
The Cowdray Hall is one of city's most popular concert venues accentuated by superb acoustics. It is regularly hired by cultural organisations and features a busy programme of concerts and recitals.
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, The Tolbooth Museum and Cowdray Hall are all within easy walking distance of Aberdeen's rail and bus stations.