Age of Oil Exhibition Events Programme

Hear our engines roar! Eventful season begins at the Scottish Maritime MuseumRead more

Age of Oil’ by Sue Jane Taylor

Visual artist Sue Jane Taylor’s vibrant, touring exhibition exploring Scotland’s elemental and evolving offshore energy industry opens at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside on Friday 8 March.Read more

Ship Shapes

Wednesday 20th February - Tuesday 19th March 2019Read more

Viking Longships sail into the Scottish Maritime Museum!

February Family Fun Announced Friday 8th – Tuesday 11th FebruaryRead more

Scottish Maritime Museum Launches Free* Transport for Ayrshire Schools

Travel subsidy of *up to £250 for private hire transport available for schools taking part in STEM activities at the MuseumRead more

Oral History Project Gets Underway

Scottish Maritime Museum Calls for Local Residents to Get Involved with Exciting Oral History ProjectRead more

HMS Carrick Ship's Wheel Unveiling

HMS Carrick Ship's Wheel UnveilingRead more

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 MuseumRead more

New Bench Gifted to Museum

A new seating spot gifted in memory of two of the Museum’s longest serving volunteers, Bob and Jenny Stables.Read more

Heritage Lottery Fund Award

Garnock Connections secures Heritage Lottery Fund awardRead more

The Award-Winning illumination: Harbour Festival of Light Sparkles Once Again

Over 18,000 people flocked to see Irvine Harbourside shimmer and shine.Read more

HRH the Princess Royal Presents Award to Scottish Maritime Museum Volunteer Photographer

National Award for Capturing Milestone Move of Spartan and CarolaRead more

Curator of Art Scoops UK National Award

Fiona Greer, Curator of Art, has been recognised by the UK-wide Robert Logan Award 2017.Read more

Cultural Event of the Year Award

Another award for our illumination : Harbour Festival of Light as we scoop Cultural Event of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards 2017.Read more

Skylark IX

Scottish Maritime Museum helps raise funds for restoration of extraordinary Dunkirk rescue boat 'Skylark IX'.Read more