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Scottish Boat Building School Tours for Doors Open Day’s

Where

Meet at the Linthouse Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road Irvine KA12 8BT

When

The Scottish Boat Building School will open for complimentary tours on the 9th and 10th September 2023 to mark this year’s Open Doors Days.

Tours last around 30-40 Mins and start at 10:30am 11:30am 13:30pm 14:30pm each day.

Visitors who pe-book the complimentary tour the Scottish Boat Building School will learn about traditional boat building first hand from a boat builder. On show will be some of the work in progress and many of the tools used. To be sure you have a place please pre-book tickets by emailing visitorservices@scotmaritime.org.uk including your name & how many places you would like to book for which time slot.  Meet at theLinthouse reception a few minutes befor your booked tour start time.

Visitors can also step inside MV Spartan to view the Puffers Exhibition. Built in 1942 by J. Hay & Sons of Kirkintilloch, Spartan is the only surviving Scottish-built ‘puffer’ in Scotland and representative of the steam-powered cargo puffers which were a lifeline service for Scotland’s remote coastal communities and islands for over a hundred years.

It is not a requirement to visit the magnificent Linthouse to participate in the Scottish Boat Building School Tour where you can view all the objects, including Vagrant one of the vessels it recently restored and is thought to be the oldest surviving Clyde-built racing yacht. You will also have the opportunity to view the Dream Destination Exhibition. Usual Museum admission charges apply and can be booked here or when you arrive at the visitor services desk.

Event Details

Where

Meet at the Linthouse Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road Irvine KA12 8BT

When

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