Arbuthnot Museum

Discover the wealth of Peterhead's maritime history in one of Aberdeenshire's oldest museums. See models showing the development of Peterhead fishing boats and find out about:

  • Peterhead's past
  • An important collection of Inuit artifacts
  • Arctic animals, including a polar bear
  • Whaling
  • One of Northern Scotland's largest coin collections
  • Temporary exhibitions with regularly changing program of events in Arbuthnot Museum gallery
  • A large collection of photos of Peterhead and the surrounding area

A range of exhibitions and photograph kits are available for loan. Please contact us for further information.

Opening times

View Arbuthnot Museum opening times:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
  • Saturday 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Closed Wednesday, Sunday and public holidays 

Contact the museum

You can contact Arbuthnot museum in writing, by telephone or email:

Arbuthnot Museum
St. Peter Street
Peterhead
AB42 1QD
Telephone: 01779 477778 
Email: museums@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

View the Arbuthnot Museum location map.

There is limited street parking beside the museum. More spaces are available at York Street car park. 

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