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Dream Destination

Where

Scottish Maritime Musuem, Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd, Irvine KA12 8BT

When

Wilkinson, Norman; Pleasure Steamer on Loch Lomond; Scottish Maritime Museum

As more and more of us choose to holiday at home and explore the beautiful islands and mainland of Scotland, our latest exhibition, ‘Dream Destinations’, celebrates the rise of Scotland’s seaside resorts.

Come ‘doon the watter’ with us as we remember the golden era of steamboat travel when it was a treat to sail down the Clyde to Helensburgh, Gourock, Largs, Millport, Dunoon and Rothesay for the day or a ‘staycation’.

Hear about our burgeoning tourism industry in the early 1900s when Glasgow workers escaped the factories and shipyards for a day on a Clyde steamer. Though the resorts, boats, and trains could be overcrowded, it offered families a refreshing alternative to the usual urban environment and became especially popular during the Glasgow Fair weekend.

‘Dream Destinations’ also charts the top tourist routes on the West coast of Scotland and ‘dream destinations’. Highlights include scenic landscapes captured by the Scottish Colourists, railway posters and photographs

Event Details

Where

Scottish Maritime Musuem, Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd, Irvine KA12 8BT

When

This exhibition has now closed
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