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IMPORTANT CLOSURE NOTICE

The Scottish Maritime Museum will closed its sites in Irvine and Dumbarton, including its Cafés and Gift Shops, at 4pm on Friday 20 March until further notice. This is a preventive measure to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus,…

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Thank you to the National Lottery players

The Scottish Maritime Museum will be throwing open its doors again for free to National Lottery players during the week of Saturday 23rd November – Sunday 1st December 2019. They are one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions…

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Scottish Maritime Museum launches a collection of short films

‘The Foul Mouthed Foreman’, ‘The Stowaway on the SS Florence Cooke’ and ‘A Trip to Kolkata’ Scottish Maritime Museum launches a collection of short films reflecting on life around local shipyards in the last century A new collection of personal stories reflecting on life lived around…

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Scottish Maritime Museum hosts talk

SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM HOSTS TALK  ON PADDLE STEAMER WAVERLEY AND  THE CLYDE STEAMERS BY IAIN QUINN 7.00pm Wednesday 27 November | Scottish Maritime Museum’s Puffers Café | Irvine Harbourside Waverley expert and author Iain Quinn will evoke the heady days when pleasure…

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Striking exhibition of tapestry weavings

STRIKING EXHIBITION OF TAPESTRY WEAVINGS BRING TO LIFE A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND   Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries  by artist Katie Russell Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire Saturday 14 December - Sunday 29 March 2020 Award-winning tapestry…

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Two new Watercolours added to National Art Collection

ARTWORKS BY CELEBRATED MARITIME ARTIST  SET TO DAZZLE VISITORS  TO THE SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM The Scottish Maritime Museum has acquired two maritime watercolours by Norman Wilkinson CBE RI (1878 - 1971), a celebrated maritime painter and poster artist who is…

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Free Transport for Ayrshire Schools

  SCOTTISH MARITIME MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FREE* TRANSPORT FOR AYRSHIRE SCHOOLS Travel subsidy of up to £250 for primary schools taking part in STEM activities at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine The Scottish Maritime Museum has today (Tuesday 8 October) announced…

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MV Kyles is reunited with original bell

High note for one of Britain’s most important historic vessels as MV Kyles is reunited with original bell One of Britain’s most important historic vessels, which is preserved at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, has been reunited with its original…

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