Home to Scotland’s national maritime collection, the award winning Scottish Maritime Museum is a great day out, with lots to do:
Explore Scotland’s ‘Cathedral of Engineering’ – the vast, former Linthouse shipyard building
Discover historic vessels such as MV Spartan, Scotland’s last Scottish-built puffer, the harbour tug Garnock, and SY Carola, a steam yacht built in 1898.
Learn about Scotland’s importance to maritime history, and about the people that built and sailed Scottish ships around the world.
For Children there is a Rat Trail and interactive games.
Guided Tours will begin again shortly, please check back for updates
For now we have a screening of the tours, available to view in the reception area
Leaving the Linthouse three times a day and lasting about 75 minutes you will visit the 1920’s Tenement Flat to step back in time in a typical shipyard worker’s home. Weather permitting you can experience life at sea on-board MV Kyles, the oldest Clyde-built vessel still afloat in the UK, on the pontoons
Summer Tour Times
After the third Sunday in April
11:00hrs, 12:30hrs, 14:30hrs
Winter Tour Times
From Monday 4th November
10:30hrs, 12:00hrs, 14:00hrs
Rail: Scotrail Website – five minutes’ walk from Irvine Railway Station
Road: Route Planner – From the A77 take the A71 and follow the brown signs to the Harbourside and the Maritime Museum. FREE PARKING
Bus: Kilwinning, Irvine and Kilmarnock, No.585 Ayr, Irvine, Greenock, X34 Irvine, Beith and Glasgow and the 14A Service from Troon all have convenient bus stops nearby.
Sea: – We have our own pontoon in Irvine harbour where visitors can moor. Pre-booking is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicycle: We have cycle racks as well as a full bike maintenance kit within our boatshop. On route 7 of the National Cycle Network.