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Children go free!

Up to 3 children go FREE with every paying adult

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Author: jim clarkson

One of John Bellany’s ‘Key Works’ Acquired by The Scottish Maritime Museum

Helen Bellany, the artist’s partner and muse, unveiled ‘The Boat Builders’ at the painting’s new home at the Scottish Maritime Museum

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Author: Christopher Woodland

Evening Talk with Iain Quinn

Talk on ‘Brodick Pier 1872 – 2018 The end of an Era’ by Waverley expert & author Iain Quinn

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Author: Christopher Woodland

Location: Puffers Cafe, Boatshop,Harbour Street, Irvine

Educational Visits

The Scottish Maritime Museum, located in both Irvine and Dumbarton, boasts a range of Scotland’s rich maritime collection.

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Author: Carol Maguire

Irvine

Tailor Your Visit

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Author: Carol Maguire

Dumbarton

Tailor Your Visit

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Author: Carol Maguire

Research Visits

Looking for information? We may be able to help.

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Scottish Boat Building School

Providing education with qualifications for both traditional and modern boat building and repair.

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Group Visits

Discounts available for large groups.

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Volunteer with us

  • Library

    Researching Scotland’s maritime history. To arrange an appointment please phone our office on 01294 278283 Read more

  • Maritime Makers

    Skills swap every Sunday. Read more

Latest events

  • Maritime History Tour with Betsy Miller & rum tasting.

    Character led tour of the Museum Read more

  • Evening Talk with Iain Quinn

    Talk on ‘Brodick Pier 1872 – 2018 The end of an Era’ by Waverley expert & author Iain Quinn Read more