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10th August 2024
Join us for an unforgettable adventure! Meet colourful characters, and learn to talk like a pirate. Enjoy pirate-themed snacks and games like Walking the Plank. Put your pirate hat on and set sail for a day of high-seas fun! Arrr, matey!
Friday 26th July 2024
Take your place in the audience and quiz the people who set the national agenda when BBC Radio 4's flagship topical discussion programme visits Irvine.
25th July 2024
Dave Watson, Director of the Jimmy Reid Foundation, is excited to share Jimmy Reid's story at the Linthouse in Govan. The Summer Talks season complements the current exhibition, 'Shipyard Social.' Tickets include refreshments, snacks, and entry to 'the Shipyard Social'.
22nd August 2024
Join us on a journey through the history of the Cunard Line, known for luxury transatlantic voyages since 1840. Explore its famous ships and their impact on cultural blending, trade, and passenger travel. Celebrate the enduring legacy of Cunard and its contribution to global exploration.
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August 2024
The event, which is free for the public to enter is being organised to offer a marketplace for independent artisans, makers, performers, organisations, and businesses.
Wednesdays & Saturdays in July & August
Suitable regardless of your experience level and all the tools provided. You will be walked step by step through the process of making hand blown glass art.
25/7/24
Drop-in to Denny Model Ship Experimental Tank to explore our collection of photos from Denny Shipyard. We'd like the community's help to develop an exhibition on the social side of Denny's Shipyard.
3/7/24
For summer 2024 the Scottish Maritime Museum are launching an adult book group for the local community.
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Join us to hear Bill Fitzpatrick's fascinating history of the RMS Titanic. Then, take part in the workshop to explore the ship's construction, how the Morse code works, design and craft a boat and check if it floats.
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Celebrate World Ocean Day with the Scottish Maritime Museum and Irvine Clean Up Crew
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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN. All aboard for our popular Maritime History Walking Tour at the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine Harbourside.
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January 2025
Presented by Kilmarnock and District Model Railway Club; come along and see the amazing layouts of the Model Railway Exhibition in the remarkable location of the Linthouse building!
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Join us to Listen to the fascinating stories of Cemal Ozturk, a professional BAE-approved model maker who has witnessed remarkable changes in his craft over the years
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FREE ENTRY into the Linthouse Gallery where you will find lots of information stalls connected with the Scotland's Maritime Heritage
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Join our range of eegs-citing family activities and crafts at the Scottish Maritime Museum this Easter
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Inside our magnificent Linthouse building you will walk through a wonderland of handmade treasures and unique gifts to inspire your Christmas gift buying
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Learn intriguing facts about glassblowing, its origins, and history. Discover how sound can significantly impact the process of painting landscapes.
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Experience the gripping tale of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers' disappearance, set against the backdrop of the remote Outer Hebrides. This thrilling amature production combines historical drama, psychological suspense, and supernatural intrigue.
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Learn fascinating facts regarding flora and fauna around Scottish shores. Finfd out about the importance of protecting marine life and the environment
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This fascinating talk and not shown before archive film show will cover the early years of Caledonian MacBrayne and the P.S. Waverley in preservation.
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For two days only Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September you can pre-book a tour of this award winning facility.
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Join us for a viewing of our Dream Destinations exhibition and an evening talk presented by Lawrie Sinclair, our chair of Trustees, on the maritime career of his grandfather William Lawrie Sinclair.
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One of the largest performing Sea Shanty Choirs in the world performs at the Scottish Maritime Museum! Click on FIND OUT MORE for a link to buy tickets
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Set in the courtyard and inside the impressive Linthouse Building of the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine's Harboursde, Ayrshire's Summer Food, Drink and Craft Market will be showcasing Ayrshire's finest food drink and crafts for you to try and buy.
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‘Vikings and Skylarks on Cumbrae’ author, Maura McRobbie will read excerpts from her book telling how the Vikings lived in peace with the Scots on the west of Scotland long before the Battle of Largs in 1263
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Tap your toes for an evening of traditional folk music inside the historic Linthouse
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Visit the Scottish Maritime Museum with your scary wee rascals for some creepy crafts, scary storytelling and spooky surprises
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On  Saturday 10th September the Scottish Maritime Museum Dumbarton will be opening its doors for free as part of Doors Open Days 2021!
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Join us for an afternoon of talks about sea monsters from Scotland and beyond.
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Join us to celebrate the wide and diverse crafts, local artisans and unique products available in Ayrshire.
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Discover Storm, an outdoor spectacle on an epic scale! From Edinburgh’s Vision Mechanics comes a 10m folklore giant made-real, carrying the weight of the world and the oceans on her shoulders.
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