Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY

(01224) 337700


By prior appointment: Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Museum opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm; Sunday 12.00 to 3.00 pm

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum provides access to historical records relating to Aberdeen’s maritime history. The following may be of particular use to genealogical researchers:

  • Good, though incomplete, range of Lloyd’s Registers of Shipping from 1778 to 2004. The later volumes, from 1850 onwards, are more detailed including information on engine size (where applicable), master’s name and owner. The registers are arranged alphabetically by vessel name so it is not possible to search by master, owner or builder. Although the vessel’s master is usually listed, there is no other information on the crew. Most of our maritime collections relating to vessels built in Aberdeen are available online at the Aberdeen Built Ships website www.aberdeenships.com.
  • Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, 1913 – 1967 contains a vast amount of information on British built ships.

It should be noted that we do not have the following records:

  • Passenger lists
  • Crew lists
  • Information on Masters and Mates
  • Personal details of individuals
  • Ship plans, other than those indicated on the website