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A BIG DAY OUT
Home to Scotland’s national maritime collection, the award winning Scottish Maritime Museum is a great day out, with so much to do:
Explore Scotland’s ‘Cathedral of Engineering’ – the vast, former Linthouse shipyard building
Discover historic vessels such as Spartan, Scotland’s last Scottish-built puffer, the harbour tug Garnock and Carola, a steam yacht built in 1898
Build and test your own model boat on our indoor and outdoor boating ponds
Learn about Scotland’s importance to maritime history, and about the people that built and sailed Scottish ships around the world
Step back in time in the 1920’s shipyard worker’s tenement flat
Climb aboard the MV Kyles and tour the Captain’s cabin, crew’s quarters and engine room
Tour times to the MV Kyles and our 1920’s Flat are daily at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm
After all that, refuel in Puffers Café and enjoy stunning views over Irvine Estuary. Then take a look around our heritage and maritime themed gifts and gallery in the Boat Shop.
By Rail – five minutes’ walk from Irvine Railway Station
By Road – From the A77 take the A71 and follow the brown signs to the Harbourside and the Maritime Museum. FREE PARKING
By Sea – We have our own pontoon in Irvine harbour where visitors can moor. Pre-booking is essential by emailing email@example.com
Opening Times and Admission
10am – 5pm Monday to Sunday
KIDS GO FREE*
(*up to three children with every adult)
Joint Membership and up to 6 children £30
Single Membership and up to 3 children £21
Attractive discount rates are available for large group bookings.
Call 01294 278283 for more information.
The main areas of the Museum are on the flat.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
A wheelchair is available, please pre-book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible toilets are available, along with a disabled toilet and baby changing facility.
Tables and chairs in the café are free standing.
Get In Touch
telephone: 01294 278283