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Collection Blog

Featuring highlights from our Recognised Collection.

The story behind our QE2 turbine patterns.
This week I have been researching some interesting images related to the history of shipbuilding here in Irvine, where the Museum is located. They show maintenance work being undertaken on the coaster “Lady Dorothy” at Ayrshire Dockyard in 1953.
This week we will look at two items awarded to Douglas Hastings Ramsay following his role in the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second South African War.
Alexander Stephen's 'Knight Office of the Order of the Rose' Medals
Although traditionally viewed as men’s work, during both World Wars women worked in ship and engineering yards along the Clyde
A rare survivor from the 19th and 20th centuries is this Office Scrapbook filled in by the Test Tank and Drawing Office staff of Dennys of Dumbarton
Complete set of sailmaker’s tools in a canvas bag.
Recent donation relating to William Denny and Brothers Ltd.
The Lloyds Medal for saving life at sea
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