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Scottish Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A great DAY out

The Maritime Museum offers a terrific day out for all the family From a Scottish point of view the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Iain F
World class marine museum

We spent several hours at the museum and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum building itself... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Tim M
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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...more
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6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1284 278283
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All reviews maritime museum ship building interesting exhibits guided tour worth a visit denny tank interactive stuff main building stayed longer shipyard workers group visit saturday afternoon per adult interesting visit staff were helpful shipbuilding industry worth the entry fee
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Maritime Museum offers a terrific day out for all the family From a Scottish point of view the exhibits of Scottish maritime history is extensive and well presented. The children's attractions were great. Drive your own boat.........Beat that!!!!! There should be more boats in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Iain F
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We spent several hours at the museum and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum building itself is spectacular in its own right. 75 foot tall ceiling, with much of the roof in glass. Exhibits are well laid out and informative. A superb collection of old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Visited museum yesterday with my wife on a day out. Museum is at Irvine Harbour and well signposted. Plenty of free parking. Staff very welcoming. History of ship building and seafaring in unique old engine shed. Well laid out with useful facts and figures. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank alozaina23
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Its a little out of the way some 40 minutes from Glasgow in a former heavily industrialized area but worth the effort for the West of Scotland has a great maritime history and the exhibits here display this in a massive building itself moved brick...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin P
Reviewed 12 October 2018

What an interesting place to spend a few hours. Even the history and architecture of the building itself were of great interest. There has been much thought and effort put into the presentation of structures, machines, historical accounts, school education programs, maritime features of interest....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MandyMum2014
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Our Wednesday Club of local Irvinites visited for the first time. Sitting on our doorstep we never realised how interesting this place is. An absolute must for any visitors to Irvine.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ross W
Reviewed 4 October 2018

If you are interested in anything maritime you will enjoy this museum, full of nautical artifacts. When you have had enough of the museum itself, there are tours of a couple of small ships, if available, and a visit down the road to a typical...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lots to see and plenty of time needed to give it full justice. The tour of the former shipworker's flat is a must. Many interesting exhibits and also some interactive things to do.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bangerward
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I was attracted to this museum as I believed that it had an old Scottish "Puffer" to see and as a Para Handy - The "Vital Spark" - enthusiast I've been meaning for some time to take any opportunity to visit. As I had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ManxSailor
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Highly enjoyable trip. Staff dressed up as pirates and so friendly and helpful. A wonderful museum full of historic ship parts and great fun for kids of all ages

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barry C
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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