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SHIP AHOY! Scotland’s Maritime Heritage Exhibition


Scottish Maritime Museum Linthouse Harbour Road Irvine KA12 8BT


Start: 10.00am
End: 4.00pm

A family event enjoying a walk down memory lane with memorabilia, postcards, photographs, artefacts, slide shows & books. Over thirty model steamers and other vessels outside on the water & inside along with many stands from the world of shipping celebrating Scotland’s Maritime heritage, from the Clyde to the Western Isles.

This is the tenth Ship Ahoy! Exhibition in its eleven-year history and the Museum is pleased to welcome it back to Irvine. The Museum is open for FREE on this day and although you won’t get the full museum experience, you will get to see most exhibits and inside the new temporary exhibition, ‘Ships Models- History of Shipping in Miniature‘.

The stars of the Exhibition are the model steamers and other vessels, many outside on the water, utilising the boating pond, with some unique ones inside. To celebrate Scotland’s maritime heritage, from the Clyde to the Western Isles many stalls from the world of shipping enhance the main museum Linthouse gallery.

Exhibitors attending include:

Model Boat Exhibitors

Alan Sheerin Ship Models
Ayr Model Boat Club  New Exhibitor
Irvine Model Boat Club
John McNulty Ship Models
Model Steamer Club of Glasgow
RNLI, Model Lifeboat Display

Maritime & Heritage Association Exhibitors

Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group New Exhibitor
Clyde River Steamer Club
Clyde Shiplovers’ Society
Coastal Cruising Association New Exhibitor
Fairfield Heritage Trust New Exhibitor
Friends of TS Queen Mary
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust New Exhibitor
Kilmarnock & District Model Railway Club
Maid of the Loch
Paddle Steamer Preservation Society
Scottish Maritime Museum
Tall Ship Glenlee
West Highland Steamer Club

Maritime Business & Careers Exhibitors

Malin Group New Exhibitor
Royal Navy New Exhibitor

Trade Exhibitors

Began as a Tree
Coastal Publications
Douglas Blades Books
Gillian Bicket
Glass by Steven & Daisy
Lindycraft New Exhibitor
Rags to Bags


Joanna’s Chippy New 
Linthouse Coffee Bar
Little Bird Bakery
Puffers Café Bistro



Event Details


Scottish Maritime Museum Linthouse Harbour Road Irvine KA12 8BT


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Start: 10.00am
End: 4.00pm
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