Provost Skene’s House
Aberdeen City Council
We have recently completed the refurbishment of Provost Skene’s House, the oldest surviving townhouse in Aberdeen dating from 1545. Developed as an exciting new visitor attraction, the displays celebrate the pioneering people of Aberdeen and the North-East of Scotland who have shaped the city and helped to transform the world. Spread over four floors, there are 12 themed galleries which explore a range of people from scientists, singers and sportspeople to authors, inventors and actors – game-changers across the generations.
The new displays are highly interactive and combine museum objects, graphics, film and digital displays with hands-on games and activities, designed to appeal to a broad family audience. The displays encourage visitors to explore individual stories as well as discovering how Aberdeen evolved as a city. We developed the ground floor vaults as a Hall of Heroes, with those honoured selected by public vote. Combining digital animations projected onto a number of busts with a specially commissioned soundtrack, the Hall of Heroes creates an immersive experience and will be updated as new heroes are voted into the gallery.