Enjoy a selection of hot meals, salads, soups, sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks in a friendly, comfortable setting perfect for families, particularly as kids go free* into the Museum.

Puffers Café is situated in the harbourside Boatshop building with uninterrupted stunning panoramic views over the Garnock and Irvine river estuary this family friendly café is also open to non-Museum visitors

Serving a full menu of tempting dishes, a mouth-watering array of freshly-baked cakes and biscuits, with a selection of dishes for wee-taste buds, the café is open 10am-5pm*. Last orders at 4.30pm.

The family friendly facilities include; highchairs, unisex baby changing facilities, ability to heat baby milk and shop selling children’s books and toys.

* Up to three kids get in free to the Museum with a fully paid adult.          

**Occasionally the Café may close early to cater for events.


Popular with local regulars the Corner Café is a great place to meet up with friends, grab a hot or cold drink and a bite to eat.

Located at the front of the Museum within the foyer of the Denny Tank, the café is open Monday to Saturday, 9am – 3pm, offering a fabulous range of snacks and meals.

A Museum visit isn’t complete without a visit to this cosy, light and airy café where you can enjoy one of the best all day breakfasts in Dumbarton, a fabulous range of sandwiches, freshly prepared home-made soup, cakes and pastries

The café is open to non-museum visitors who can enjoy free Wi-Fi access and free parking. You can also browse around our heritage and maritime themed gifts and books in the adjacent gift shop.

Please note access to café is via steps and toilet facilities are on the second floor.