The Linthouse and Boatshop, Irvine
We are now open and looking forward to welcoming you.
There are some COVID-19 related changes which can be found here
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.
A Museum visit isn’t compete without dropping into Puffers Café with its stunning views over the River Irvine Estuary. Also within the Linthouse reception is coffee bar serving fare trade coffee, specialty teas, soft drinks and cookies.
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 email@example.com
Bicycle: We have cycle racks as well as a full bike maintenance kit within our boatshop. On route 7 of the National Cycle Network.