Provost Skene’s House

Provost Skene’s house is a 16th century building, located within Marischal Square, in the heart of Aberdeen. Built in 1545, the house now stands among chic cafes, restaurants and offices in the new development, which opened in 2017. Inside Provost Skene’s house, the rooms have been furnished in 17th, 18th and early 19th century styles, making it a popular tourist spot, with visitors also enjoying the Costume Gallery, Painted Gallery and collections of coins, local history artefacts. Although, it wasn’t opened to the public until just over 400 years after its construction, in 1953, when it was unveiled as a ‘Period House and Museum of Local History’ by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

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