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Scottish Maritime Museum

6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Stopped in here for a quick look around stayed for several hours this place is full of fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

I hadn't been to this Museum before and was pleasantly surprise by the good cross section of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Scottish Maritime Museum is based in the west of Scotland,with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton. At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, encompassing a variety of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery, machine tools, and fascinating personal items.Many of these exhibits can be found inside the Linthouse Building in Irvine, a unique Grade A listed, 19th-century historic building known as the Linthouse Engine Shop 'Cathedral of Engineering and at the Denny Tank in Dumbarton, the world's first commercial ship model experiment tank.
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6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick look around stayed for several hours this place is full of fantastic information pictures and pieces of history. They even have a section for large groups or children for education purposes there is also a few gift shops and...More

Thank HEV1690
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't been to this Museum before and was pleasantly surprise by the good cross section of exhibits. Main shed with most of the things to see. There are inter active bits for the younger ones, but, I would say probably more for the teenager...More

Thank robert g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum whilst on holiday in the area and found it fascinating and worthy of a very good look round. The exhibits were very well presented and gave a superb insight into the local maritime history . If you like the sea then...More

Thank davec0urt
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Wished I had more time at this excellent museum but had to head homewards,long Journey!Good to see the puffer Spartan and steam yacht Carola looking good(on shore), and found the veteran coaster Kyles alongside pontoon, sadly no access(a late ship owning friend of mine owned...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Museum is good, could be great but design and flow poor. Tour was poor guide knew v little and was untrained Need to invest in staff training and or audio guides

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the Museum for the first time in Irvine and it won't be the last time. Well laid out exhibits, with some interactive for younger kids to enjoy. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The tour was well worth the trip to see how...More

Thank Airthy
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We took the grandkids here for the day and it didn't dissapoint. There are lots of exhibitions indoors but the real little gems are outside the grounds. Our tour guide Steve was a mine of information and was full of knowledge of the times of...More

Thank Sand M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We accidentally came across the Maritime Museum whilst out for a drive and we were so glad we stopped and went in. It was an interactive and educational experience about the shipyards of long ago and how hard the men worked with minimal machinery and...More

Thank fionahallen
David M, General Manager at Scottish Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for you kind comments. Safe journey back to Australia

Reviewed 26 September 2017

The museum covers the maritime history of this part of Scotland. It focuses more on shipbuilding than shipping, which is probably appropriate for the location. The only downside is that only of the ships is open to walk around, and only as part of an(free)...More

Thank grahamlove05
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Besides the extensive indoor exhibits of boats and ship technology in a beautifully restored industrial building, the museum includes a free tour, ably conducted by Alan, of a '20s tenement of a shipyard worker, as well as of one of the oldest iron-hulled ships docked...More

Thank berncpa
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Daniel S
11 April 2017|
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Response from kitty4414 | Reviewed this property |
kids get in free. adults 3.50 I think
6 August 2016|
Response from David M | Property representative |
If your dog is used for assistance in any way then she will be allowed into the museum
wendy m
12 July 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about pets, you would have to contact the site directly