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Blairs Museum

The Blairs Museum South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ, Scotland
+44 1224 863767
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Bonnie Prince Charlie at Blairs

I didn't know much about the museum before visiting. I happened to see the sign for the museum next... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Roddy T
Museum of Scotland's Catholic heritage

Situated at the top of a long winding drive, Blairs Museum is the museum of Scotland's Catholic... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
DunelmArts
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Please visit the website for updated information. Blairs Museum gives a unique insight into Scotland's Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more than 500 years - paintings (including the memorial portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots), church textiles, sacred silver and Jacobite memorabilia and also tells the story of Blairs College, the former National Junior Seminary. Blairs Museum is housed in its former sacristy. You can 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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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
Reviewed 21 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

2  Thank DunelmArts
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 15 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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had the most amazing afternoon. Ian who did our tour was fantastic & really made everything come to life. Prue who we met at the front desk was also great, we were just made to feel so welcome & they both have a great love...More

1  Thank Jillie P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My friends and I had a most enjoyable and interesting time in this museum We received a warm welcome from the lady on the front desk and Ian was a fountain of knowledge. His passion and enthusiasm about the museum made the visit so much...More

1  Thank Liz76_11
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We visited Blairs on a Sunday afternoon, it's open 2 till 5pm, and were extremely impressed with the church, the museum and the staff. We received a warm welcome from the lady on the front desk and were shown round by Ian who is a...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here in the museum in the beautiful grounds of Blairs College. Lovely welcome from the lady at the entrance plus a very informative tour with manager Ian Forbes. His enthusiasm and knowledge was infectious and he answered all the questions we...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a must see and the added bonus is if you get Ian Forbes to take you through all the exhibits :-) His knowledge and passion for the museum and it's heritage is infectious. He is a credit to the museum....Thanks Ian. Gerry &...More

1  Thank GerryBhoyGerry
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came to the museum on one rainy Sunday afternoon. It's well hidden behind the trees. You can only see the church spear and tower of the old Seminary from the main road. But there is a clear sign navigating you to the museum from...More

2  Thank Tessa H
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