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Exhibitions

Thursday 29th April 2021 - Monday 30th August 2021
An exhibition celebrating the recent 40th anniversary of Scotland’s first formal sea kayaking expedition, which included the first recorded sea kayak crossing of one of the world’s largest whirlpools - the Maelstrom! Watch exhibition highlight films here.
Thursday 29th April 2021 - Tuesday 21st September 2021
The Scottish Maritime Museum’s latest exhibition 'Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries' showcases artist Katie Russell’s series of tapestry weavings inspired by the Battle of Jutland.
Permanent display
Visit this exhibition built inside the hold of the last surviving Scottish-built puffer! Learn how these iconic boats evolved from small sailing coasters to steamships to diesel engine lifelines.
Permanent display
The Harbour Stories Screening Room showcases a collection of personal stories reflecting on life lived around the shipyards and marine industries of Irvine and Garnock Valley during the last century.
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