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Design and Appearance

Why did the Titanic have four funnels and what happens to a cargo vessel in rough waters? Find out in this activity factsheet and put your new knowledge to good use in our challenge.       Design and appearance…

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Stowaway Stories

This activity will need your listening skills and imagination! Our Oral History collection records memories and stories to help us learn about the past. Listen to Alexander's story of how he became an accidental stowaway and use this as inspiration…

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Navigation

This factsheet and activity will help you find out about different ways of navigating at sea. Can you safely guide your boat to harbour?     Navigation (PDF Version)

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Discover and Create – Shooting the Net

This creative activity looks more closely at one of the artworks in our collection - "Shooting the Net" by Alan Watson. This painting and more can explored on the Art UK website. Shooting the net online (PDF version)

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Communication

Get back to basics with this morse code activity, send messages to family and friends and learn more about lights at sea.   Communicating with light (PDF version)

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Waves

We know about the waves at sea, but did you know that another type of wave enables us to hear. (Apologies to adults at home for the noise!)      

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Discover Maritime Art

This family activity gets you thinking about artworks in our collection. We have given you two examples but the 'See, Think, Wonder' prompts on the worksheets can be used for any of the artworks in the Scottish Maritime Museums art…

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Paper Boats

Here at the Museum we have our own collection of Scottish sea inspired art. This includes painting, drawings and sculptures. One of the artists is George Wylie. He was an artist who made us notice things around us especially things…

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Beach Scavenger Hunt

One of the sculptures in our art collection is Pelorus Pisces by Will Maclean. The name Pelorus refers to a navigating device which is used at sea and Pisces is the star sign which is used in navigation and the…

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