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Exhibitions

Saturday 2nd July 2022 - Monday 31st October 2022
Sea Monsters! will be an exploration of both the real and mythical creatures residing off the coasts of Scotland as well as those that are believed to lurk in oceans around the world.
Online Exhibition
As part of the Art That Made Us Festival launched by the BBC in April, the Scottish Maritime Museum has developed the online exhibition 'Scotland's Quarantine Island'.
Saturday 7th May 2022 - 31st December
The fantastic new exhibiiton comes to Dumbarton! It tells the amazing story of Skylark IX, which is believed to be one of only two ‘Dunkirk Little Ships’ from the World War 2 Operation Dynamo surviving in Scotland.
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.
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.
This exhibition has now closed
Glass Artist and Researcher, Dr Ayako Tani's latest exhibition, Glass Ships in Bottles, comes to the Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton.  It tells the fascinating story of the origins of the glass ships in bottles industry that stemmed from the decline of scientific glass blowing in the UK.
This Exhibition has now moved to Dumbarton
A new exhibition revealing the twisting story of Skylark IX, which is believed to be one of only two ‘Dunkirk Little Ships’ from the World War 2 Operation Dynamo surviving in Scotland.
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