fbpx skip to Main Content


With glass blown pumpkins, ghoulish Monster Trail, creepy ‘Make and Take’ crafting, a costume competition and lots of spooky goings on, there’ll be lots of family fun at the Scottish Maritime Museum’s Halloween celebration, 10am–4.30pm on Saturday 30 October.

The spooktacular Halloween event at the Museum on Harbour Road, Irvine, is perfect for children between 5 and 12 years of age and up to three children go FREE with each adult admission making the event a great value for money day out.

On the day, visitors will enjoy watching Robert McLeod, Chair of the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers, create handblown miniature Halloween Pumpkins with withering leaves, spooky faces and ghastly grins and hear all about the traditional craft of glassblowing.

The pretty glass pumpkins will be on sale in the Museum Gift Shop with 100% of proceeds going to charity. Fifty percent will go to Ayrshire-based Whiteley’s Retreat, which provides short breaks for children, young people and their families with cancer and life altering illnesses. The other 50% will go to caring for the Museum’s national heritage collection.

Ghost hunting Halloween visitors can take up the challenge of the Museum’s Monster Trail with a certificate for everyone finding all the monsters hiding around the vast Linthouse!

Visitors booking on a free Creeeeepy Crafts! Make and Take session at the Museum reception at arrival, will have fun making their own puppet with moving limbs, from mummies and zombies to witches and pirates! Make and Take runs from 10.30am – 4pm.

Everyone is encouraged to come along in their scariest or silliest costume and there will be a prize for the most amazing costume of the day.

Nicola Scott, Events and Exhibitions Officer at the Scottish Maritime Museum says:

We’re super excited for this year’s Halloween event. There’ll be heaps for everyone to enjoy including the chance to watch an expert glass blowing some gorgeous miniature pumpkins which visitors can then buy as a perfect Christmas gift whilst knowing 100% of the price will go to charity, Whiteley’s Retreat and the safeguarding of our national maritime heritage collection.

Halloween at the Scottish Maritime Museum is always extremely popular so we advise booking online at our website now before picking out your scariest or silliest costume!”

To book Halloween tickets, go the the Museum ticket page for Irvine HERE. Select Saturday 30th October and then select the time you wish to arrive and the number of tickets before proceeding to pay.


Back To Top
Skip to content