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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. Hosted in association with National Museums Scotland, Age of Oil brings together a…

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Age of Oil Exhibition Events Programme

Hear our engines roar! Eventful season begins at the Scottish Maritime Museum Age of Oil exhibition Events Programme Full Steam Ahead Family Fun Day Saturday 16 March Artist’s Sketchbook Workshop Sunday 17 March Remembering Piper Alpha Panel Discussion Saturday 6…

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Ship Shapes

The Scottish Maritime Museum presents 'Ship Shapes' in association with Ayrshire College. HNC Photography students from Ayr and Kilwinning campuses have collaborated with the Scottish Maritime Museum as part of their Environmental Photography unit. Their brief was to take images…

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Oral History Project Gets Underway

SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM CALLS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS TO GET INVOLVED WITH EXCITING ORAL HISTORY PROJECT  The Scottish Maritime Museum has teamed up with the Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership Scheme on a much-needed project to capture and preserve the memories of…

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HMS Carrick Ship’s Wheel Unveiling

The wheel of HMS Carrick (ex City of Adelaide) was unveiled on the ship in Port Adelaide in November 2018.Launched in 1864, the clipper ship City of Adelaide was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1923 and renamed HMS Carrick. The ship was saved…

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New Bench Gifted to Museum

Museum visitors can now ‘follow the sun’ with new seating spot honouring long-serving volunteers Bob and his wife Jenny Visitors to the Scottish Maritime Museum on the Harbourside can now enjoy the fascinating historic vessels and shipbuilding engineering from a new seating…

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Heritage Lottery Fund Award

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund: Garnock Connections will now officially launch this April and run until March 2022, covering an area stretching from the Muirshiel Hills to Irvine Bay, with the River Garnock at its heart. Follow them on…

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