Industry and Aesthetics

A new exhibition showcasing the visual impact, drama and power of Scotland as an industrial nation will go on display at Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine from Thursday 1 November until Sunday 17th February.Read more

One of John Bellany’s ‘Key Works’ Acquired by The Scottish Maritime Museum

Helen Bellany, the artist’s partner and muse, unveiled ‘The Boat Builders’ at the painting’s new home at the Scottish Maritime MuseumRead more

Industry + Aesthetics

Thursday 1st November 2018 – Sunday 17th February 2019

Industrial Survey Photography by Historic Environment ScotlandRead more

New Irvine Men's Shed Announced

The Scottish Maritime Museum will host a new Men’s Shed on Irvine HarboursideRead more

News Release - Meet the Artist Series

Women artists bring new perspective to North Sea oil industryRead more

Vacancy: Exhibitions and Events Officer

An exciting opportunity to join our team to coordinate the museum's programme of events and exhibitions.Read more

Vacancy: 3D Digitisation Project Officer

An opportunity has arisen for a heritage-minded IT professional, or an IT-minded heritage professional, to join our team in our next exciting project.Read more

New Schools Programme

Book now for your educational visit including STEM activities!Read more

New Bench Gifted to Museum

A new seating spot gifted in memory of two of the Museum’s longest serving volunteers, Bob and Jenny Stables.Read more

Welcome Jamie!

Jamie Menzies, our new Learning and Access Officer.Read more

Heritage Lottery Fund Award

Garnock Connections secures Heritage Lottery Fund awardRead more

Maritime Perspectives: Collecting Art of a Seafaring Nation

New national art collection featuring works by artists such as FCB Cadell, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Muirhead Bone, Kate Downie and John Bellany in a major art exhibition opening on Friday 1st June.Read more

Visitor Information Leaflet 2018

Download your own copy now!Read more

Lost on the Tide Exhibition

Explores the dangers faced by the brave men and women working around our coasts and the ingenious inventions and lifesaving equipment designed to make us safer at sea.Read more

Join our Focus Group

We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas at an informal focus groupRead more

Funding Secured For Exciting New Learning and Engagement Programme

The Scottish Maritime Museum has been awarded a grant of £30,000 by the Robertson Trust to part fund a full time Learning and Access Officer for three years.Read more

The Award-Winning illumination: Harbour Festival of Light Sparkles Once Again

Over 18,000 people flocked to see Irvine Harbourside shimmer and shine.Read more

HRH the Princess Royal Presents Award to Scottish Maritime Museum Volunteer Photographer

National Award for Capturing Milestone Move of Spartan and CarolaRead more

Curator of Art Scoops UK National Award

Fiona Greer, Curator of Art, has been recognised by the UK-wide Robert Logan Award 2017.Read more

Cultural Event of the Year Award

Another award for our illumination : Harbour Festival of Light as we scoop Cultural Event of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards 2017.Read more

Skylark IX

Scottish Maritime Museum helps raise funds for restoration of extraordinary Dunkirk rescue boat 'Skylark IX'.Read more