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Coming this Summer: Sea Monsters!

Where

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

When

Start: 10am
End: 5pm

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. Art, Science and History will be combined to create a magical and informative journey for visitors and their families.

Design image of the Kelpies by Andy Scott

The exhibition is a fantastical and fun celebration of Scottish legends and maritime mythology showcasing artists from across Scotland and beyond. On display will be development sketches of the Kelpies from Andy Scott’s sketch book, original artwork from Glasgow illustrator and designer Axel Gutapfel, oil paintings inspired by Irvine Harbour and the the legend of Selkies by artist Maree Hughes.

These will be on display with fossils, bones and wet specimens – including the Angler or ‘Monk’ fish which gets it’s name from the myth of the Monk fish – a hideous half man, half fish creature.

The Sea Monk: Was it real or actually a squid or angler fish?

Find out about the Selkies from the Northern Isles, with the ability to change from seal to human form. Venture into the deep seas to find what sea monsters exist down below! Catch up with Scotland’s most famous mysterious beast – the Loch Ness Monster!

Sculpture of a long haired woman with a fin instead of feet, she looks down at a bird.
Selkie by Doll Artist Pantovola

Event Details

Where

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

When

Saturday 2nd July 2022 - Tuesday 18th October 2022
Start: 10am
End: 5pm
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