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New Event at the Harbourside Hosted by the Scottish Maritime Museum

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SMUGGLERS PLAN SKIRMISH AT THE SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM!

 

Living History Re-enactment Weekend

Scottish Maritime Museum

Harbour Road, Irvine

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July

The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside is planning a very different and exciting day out for families looking for fun during the school holidays.

A spectacular re-enactment group will lead a weekend of fun and living history on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July in the Museum Courtyard.

Entry to the re-enactment event within the Linthouse Courtyard is FREE.

The re-enactment group will take everyone on a journey back in time to the mid-18th century where they’ll thrill as they watch a highly charged scene between smugglers and Royal Navy.

As the scene unfolds, visitors will see some shady looking characters attempt to smuggle goods past a Royal Navy revenue post. Of course, these are hapless smugglers and things don’t go quite as planned….

On both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, visitors will also enjoy a Show and Tell display of weaponry and British uniforms of the day.

The Show and Tell takes place at 12noon each day and the re-enactment stirs to life at 3pm each day.

In between the Show and Tell and re-enactment, visitors can enjoy a visit to the Museum where, as usual, up to three children go free with each paid adult admission.

Inside the vast, glass-roofed Linthouse, visitors can enjoy some of Scotland’s most important historic vessels, the country’s biggest display of shipbuilding tools, artworks, dressing up station, interactive exhibits, boating ponds and more.

Visitors joining one of the Museum’s tours onto the Harbourside, can explore the 1920s shipyard worker’s tenement flat and climb aboard MV Kyles, the oldest Clydebuilt vessel still afloat in the UK.

For more information on the Scottish Maritime Museum visit www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

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