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Blairs Museum

The Blairs Museum South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ, Scotland
+44 1224 863767
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A Hidden Treasure in so many ways!

We visited Blairs Museum as we had seen an exhibition of Piranesi prints, The Grand Tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
118rosalie
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Small but unique museum

The museum is on the site of a former seminary about 10 miles outside Aberdeen. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
BobScarlett
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Please visit the website for updated information. Located only 4 miles from Aberdeen, off the South Deeside Rd, Blairs Museum gives a unique insight into Scotland's Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more than 500 years. The collection includes paintings (including the memorial portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots), church textiles from the 1400s, sacred silver, and Jacobite memorabilia (including the pocket watch of Bonnie Prince Charlie). In 2018 Blairs presents 'The Grand Tour Part 1: The Eternal City' which is an exhibition of 30 eighteenth century prints from the master engraver and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi. At the end of a fascinating insight into Scottish history, you can then absorb the peace and tranquility of St Mary's Church as part of your visit.
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The Blairs Museum South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ, Scotland
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"interested in scottish history"
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"received a warm welcome"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Blairs Museum as we had seen an exhibition of Piranesi prints, The Grand Tour, advertised on the local authority website. In all the time we have lived in Aberdeen we have never visited the museum and were barely aware of its existence. I...More

Thank 118rosalie
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The museum is on the site of a former seminary about 10 miles outside Aberdeen. Most of the building is being redeveloped but a section of it including the chapel has been retained as a museum. It is open only on Saturdays and Sundays and...More

Thank BobScarlett
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

A most interestng couple of hours in this charming museum set within Blairs College, a junior seminary now closed. We received a warm welcome by the Curator. She went into detail about all the exhibits on show. Came away with a greater appreciation of our...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I spent an afternoon at Blairs Museum and had a wonderful time. The setting is tranquil and the architecture of the church is incredible. The museum tells the story of Scotland's Catholic history and heritage but also so much more. They have some incredible paintings...More

Thank nmchendry
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A fascinating museum with exhibits relating to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, in a beautiful old building with stunning chapel.

Thank Ronilev
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

My visit to Blairs Museum and St. Mary’s Chapel was fascinating; the collection of arifacts covering Mary Queen of Scots and Prince Charles Edward Stuart is exceptional. The memorial portrait of Mary Queen of Scots is enlightening with respect to the politics and culture at...More

Thank Stewart M
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I didn't know much about the museum before visiting. I happened to see the sign for the museum next to where we were staying and decided to visit. It was really well worth the effort. We were welcomed at the door by the Museum Manager...More

1  Thank Roddy T
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Situated at the top of a long winding drive, Blairs Museum is the museum of Scotland's Catholic heritage. If you're not of the Catholic faith, you may think this museum is not for you, but I would suggest it's worth a try. It's situated in...More

4  Thank DunelmArts
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

I went with a party of ladies and, from the time we got off the coach at the Chapel to the time we went back on board, we had a fantastic afternoon. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about both the Chapel and the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Ian and Pru for the wonderful welcome and the informative tour. The museum and church at Blairs really are a hidden gem with a breathtaking collection of art, artefacts, ancient church vestments and Jacobite memorabilia which will enthrall anyone with an interest...More

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