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“Very little about Eyemouth”

Eyemouth Maritime Museum
Ranked #6 of 10 things to do in Eyemouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum is situated on the harbour and is a replica of an 18th Century Frigate. The museum houses our current display of a whaling boat, "Eliza" from the Azores and similar to Capt. Ahabs' boat in Moby Dick. We are also fortunate enough to have, on loan, a number of artifacts, photos and documents from local families whose ancestors went "on the ice" in South Georgia, to hunt for whales. We are proud to display on the first floor a re-creation of life at sea with our Gun Deck. This gun deck is enhanced with opening cannon hatches which face the water and a "surround-sound" system with sounds of a rough storm outside. We have a dressing up box for younger children and quizzes suitable for everyone. The Eyemouth Maritime Centre forms part of the "World of Boats" charity who have in their collection around 400 boats. There are many boats stored locally in Eyemouth and although the storage facility isn't open to the general public, we can, upon an appointment, show you these world class boats and dingies. On display at the museum are scale models of boats in storage and they are displayed from West to East, giving you some idea of their geographic origin.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 October 2013

You could spent a good hour going round this small museum, however I think the kids would become very bored, very quickly. It was very disappointing that there was very little to do with Eyemouth and the local area, it was all based around events in Cornwall.

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Mary-Lou W, Manager at Eyemouth Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

Although based in Eyemouth we are a maritime museum and Eyemouth already had a Town museum dedicated to the area. Our displays are not regional and the current display is all about smuggling.
We have a lot of activities to amuse children whilst adults are looking around. We have three different quizzes and Treasure Hunts, a dressing up box, a spice box quiz and an activity area supplied with drawing materials and Pirate story books.
We aim to provide an interesting visit to everybody.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We came across this by accident but what a delight. Full of interesting tales of the sea and smugglers. Plenty of dressed dummies with something to say. Upstairs was creaky and made me feel we were on a boat in the high sea. the gentleman on the desk had lots of interesting things to say too. the cost is small compared to the experience

Thank Martins012
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Mary-Lou W, Manager at Eyemouth Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

We're really pleased that you discovered us and thank you for your positive comments.

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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Very interesting no entry fees they just say a small donation lots of things to see lovely wee place would go back

Thank Michelle852016
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Mary-Lou W, Manager at Eyemouth Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Thank you for your comments and we're pleased that you had an interesting vist.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

An interesting place on the harbour in Eyemouth. Details the history of historical sea ports in bygone years giving information on the smugglers and seafaring folk and how they lived. It's a small centre but worth a visit. Entry £3 per adult.

Thank DianeNDrew
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Mary-Lou W, Manager at Eyemouth Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

We're pleased that you were happy to pay the small donation and that you felt that you had value for money.

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Visited last week as it was the only museum we had yet to visit in eyemouth, greeted by a "back in 10 mins" sign on the door so we waited and sure enough within a few minutes a man appeared with a bag of chips and opened up the museum.

dunno about a suggested donation but we were told in no uncertain terms a family ticket was £10 with no discount for the "eyemouth" passport as they had "dropped the admission prices", no quest for the kids was mentioned by the man behind the counter or indeed no sign of any, the museum itself is very good and quite informative, if somewhat smelling of chips, but the lack of any sort of enthusiasm from the member of staff spoiled it somewhat, our eldest (9) even drew a picture of some smugglers for the museum to put up somewhere and he was greeted with "ok, thanks, wouldn't you rather take it home with you?", wonder where that ended up, probably in the same place as the chip papers!

Save your money and visit the eyemouth museum and gunsgreen instead if you are on a budget, you will get a far friendlier reception

Thank Scott-lot
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Mary-Lou W, Manager at Eyemouth Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

I'm really sorry that you didn't have a better experience and normally we wouldn't shut during working hours. This was exceptional.
The man on the desk that day was actually very impressed, as were we all, with your sons' amazing drawing and it will go onto our Eyemouth Maritime Centre Facebook page and onto our worldofboats.org site.

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