Built at a cost of £4 million and opened in 1997, Aberdeen Maritime Museum is located in Shiprow near Aberdeen City docks. It tells the story of Aberdeen's links with the sea from the days of sail and clipper ships to the latest oil and gas exploration technology. The museum includes a range of interactive exhibits and models, including an 8.5m (28 feet) high model of the Murchison oil production platform and the 19th Century assembly taken from Rattray Head lighthouse.
Close to the site of the museum the remains of a 12th century industrial complex have been found. The current building replaced an earlier maritime museum located in Provost Ross's House.