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Scottish Maritime Museum

6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Fascinating naval history in Irvine

Besides the extensive indoor exhibits of boats and ship technology in a beautifully restored... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is good. Lots of interactive things. The tour is good. Great all round. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 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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  • Average6%
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6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is good. Lots of interactive things. The tour is good. Great all round. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the tour with Stuart. He was informative and entertaining. A very pleasant visit. Thank you Stuart.

Thank Lyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with my wife and adult daughter. My daughter was a bit doubtful at the start but ended up really enjoying the visit. Stephen led the tour we went on around the flat and the ship and was very knowledgeable and obviously interested in making...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here several times with grandchildren aged 1 and 4 and they both love it. By the entrance there is a dedicated area for under 5s to play with a pirate chest full of treasure, dressing up clothes, foam swords etc. right next to...More

Thank RaRaBush
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a real trip down memory lane with a wealth of information both educational and entertaining, some parts of the site are outdoors and the lifeboat was fascinating. Visiting the tenement flat gave real insight into life and how hard it was for the people who...More

Thank rita W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for children - they go free. Our kids loved it. Staff very friendly and very good with the children.

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great museum which kept the kids of all ages entertained. We loved the reading hut outside. All staff very friendly and show you around to get you started. The museum is clean and interactive.

Thank Smiths24
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Made a special trip to Irvine for this museum - not disappointed in the exhibits which were well laid-out and covered all aspects of maritime life in the shipyards and outside over the last 200 years. Would have been nice if more staff, and more...More

Thank two2brits
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We spent another great day here looking and learning about maritime history. Lots to see and plenty of interactive things to keep youngsters happy - and the golden oldies! Something for every age even a small soft play area for little ones. Special exhibition was...More

Thank Sylvia M
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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