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A fascinating exhibition celebrating the fantastical and mythical sea creatures of Scottish legend enters the last month of its run at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) in Dumbarton.

Visitors to the ‘Sea Monsters’ exhibition at the Museum on Castle Street can enjoy a deep dive into the history behind real sea creatures and those mythical sea monsters believed to be residing off the coasts of Scotland and in oceans around the world.

Featured research by naturalist Adrian Shrine brings to life the mystery and realities behind the legend of Scotland’s most famous sea creature, the Loch Ness Monster.

As well as history, ‘Sea Monsters’ features a colourful selection of artwork.

New work commissioned exclusively for the exhibition includes art by French-born and now Glasgow-based illustrator and designer Axel Gutapfel and Irvine artist Maree Meahan Hughes’ interpretation of the legend of the Selkies or ‘seal people’ from the Northern Isles.

Art on show also includes sculptor Andy Scott’s early sketches of his 30 metre high steel Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world.

Other featured works include art by Ewan McKenzie and Patrick R Allen and a doll by Anouk Pantovola, an artist who creates Art Dolls and Doll Sculptures inspired by folklore and fairytales and who has had works exhibited across the world.

‘Sea Monsters’ runs at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) until Sunday 14 May.

The ‘Sea Monsters!’ exhibition is included in Museum admission. Up to three children go FREE with each Adult/Concession ticket.

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