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Leicester, United Kingdom
August 7, 2006
Aberdeen is and always has been a port town, home to a once substantial fishing fleet and more recently to the North-Sea Oil support fleet. Ships are, and always have been, departing and returning loaded with treasures from the furthest corners of the world and the Marischal Museum reflects this heritage. This is the least boring museum that I have ever visited in my life as here you will find objects from the archaeology and history of North-East Scotland, as well as ancient Egypt. The museum holds statues, embroidery, implements of punishment, clothing, and other sorts of weird stuff that does not always have a description so you can spend time guessing what it might have been.
We enjoyed the guessing part quite a lot, especially while visiting a temporary exhibition on drug. We recognised lungs, black from smoking, and a bottle of Chinese wine with a Python in it, but we struggled to identify all the types of drugs that are apparently available on the market these days.
The museum is located in the city centre, a few minutes walk from Union Street. It is open weekdays from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 2 to 5pm. The entrance is free.
So if you plan to visit Scotland, don’t miss Aberdeen... and if you are in Aberdeen, don’t miss the Marischal Museum.
From journal Granite Past of Aberdeen
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 5, 2006
From journal Two Days Exploring the Granite City