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The Linthouse and Boatshop, Irvine

Admission Information For The Linthouse

Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 8BT

Opening Times
Daily, 10am – 5pm (Closed 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January)
Changes to the above will be notified on the ticket booking pages.

Day Ticket & 1920s Flat Tour

FREE entry for up to three Children 3yrs+ with each Adult or Concession ticket. 
All Children under 3yrs FREE
Adult: £10.50 | Concession: £8.50 |Child (Not included in the above offer): £6.00
Registered Carers, ASVA, Art Fund members, Scottish Maritime Museum Members and Corporate Members: Free

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Day Ticket Irvine

FREE entry for up to three Children 3yrs+ with each Adult or Concession ticket. 
Adult: £8.50 | Concession: £6.50 | Child (Not included in the above offer): £4.00
Registered Carers, ASVA, Art Fund members, Scottish Maritime Museum Members and Corporate Members: Free

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Membership & Annual Pass:

  • Joint Membership and up to 6 Children: £30
  • Single Membership and up to 3 Children: £21
  • Student/Concession: £16

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Conditions & Further Information

Admission Tickets Conditions

  • Adult
    Age 17yrs+
  • Concession
    Age 60yrs+, registered disabled, full-time student, British military personnel, NHS staff, emergency services personnel including RNLI & Coastguard
  • Child
    Under 3yrs FREE
    FREE entry for up to three Children 3yrs+ with each Adult or Concession ticket.
  • Registered Carers
    One free when accompanying a paid disabled person
  • Art Fund Members
    Free on production of a membership card
  • Scottish Maritime Museum Members and Corporate Members.
    Free on production of a membership card

To benefit from the above concessions, please bring supporting documentation with you such as your student card or membership card and a separate form of ID

Discount codes require you to present your voucher, key card/fob, membership or ID card at the visitor reception on arrival

Group Visits

  • Attractive discount rates are available for groups of 10+
  • Please call 01294 278283 for more information

 Accessibility

  • The main areas of the museum are on one level
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • A wheelchair is available, please pre-book by emailing visitorservices@scotmaritime.org.uk
  • There is a stepped access to the 1920s Shipyard Worker’s Tenement Flat

Parking

FREE parking is available in the Museum Courtyard on Harbour Road and adjacent public car park

Day Ticket

Home to Scotland’s national maritime heritage collection, the award-winning Scottish Maritime Museum is a great day out, with lots to see and do:

  • Explore Scotland’s ‘Cathedral of Engineering’ – the vast, former Linthouse shipyard building
  • Discover some of Scotland’s most 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
  • Enjoy family-friendly interactive games and trails which change seasonally, or the activity trail, which is a fun, interactive and learning experience way to explore the Museum.
  • Refuel at Puffers Café and take in the stunning views over the River Irvine Estuary or drop by the Linthouse Coffee Bar which serves Fair Trade coffee, specialty teas, soft drinks and cookies. More information about the cafes can be found here
  • Take a look around our heritage and maritime-themed gifts and gallery in the Museum Gift shop within the Boatshop
  • Please note: For our popular 1920s Shipyard Worker’s Tenement Flat we have both a Guided Tour and a screening of the Tour running in the Museum reception area

Day Ticket & 1920s Shipyard Worker’s Tenement Flat Tour

Discover what home life would have been like for a shipyard worker just after the turn of the century. The Tour, which lasts around 35 minutes, begins at the Linthouse reception and finishes at the Boatshop on Irvine Harbourside. Limited places available on each tour.

Getting Here:

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 visitorservices@scotmaritime.org.uk

Bicycle: We have cycle racks as well as a full bike maintenance kit within our boatshop. On route 7 of the National Cycle Network.

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