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Come along to Dumbarton Library on Thursday 20th June to explore the Museum’s collection of photos from the William Denny & Brothers Shipyard & share any memories you have of the shipyard over a cup of tea or coffee
The Scottish Maritime Museum dives below the grit and grind of shipbuilding to reveal the social life which helped maintain morale in the shipyards in the Summer Exhibition which opens on Saturday 8 June.
The Scottish Maritime Museum is hosting a summer-long glassblowing experience starting on June 12. Participants can create flameworked glass art, such as beads, pendants, marbles, or solid sculptures. The workshops are open to adults and will take place every Wednesday and Saturday at the museum.
Recognised by the United Nations since 2008, World Ocean Day aims to bring everyone together to create a better future with a healthy ocean and stable climate.
You will hear about the techniques used to create intricate models and the remarkable changes in the craft since he began model making in Glasgow in 1988.
A stunning and painstakingly crafted 5.4 metres long scale model of one of the most iconic ships in the world, RMS Queen Elizabeth.
The brand-new library, which has toured across Scotland since inception, will open with a launch weekend: 10am – 4pm Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May.
A bumper programme of family fun at Irvine and Dumbarton over the Easter school holiday
Join us for a fun and educational weekly numeracy workshop to brush up on maths skills and explore how play can help their child learn about numbers
For those living in the local area, enjoy free entry and fun activities at the Museum’s first ever Community Ideas event on Saturday 23rd March.
Celebrates the Remarkable History of Lighthouses & The Life of Their Keepers
Have you got any stories to share about life in and around Scottish shipyards? We want to hear from you to help us create a memory wall for our summer '24 "Shipyards and its People" exhibition.
The Scottish Maritime Museum will be throwing open its doors again for free to National Lottery players during the week of Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th March 2024
Despite snowy conditions, over 2,000 adults and children enjoyed the Scottish Maritime Museum’s third Christmas Market
After the Annual General Meeting, which took place on Friday 27 (October), guests were invited to enjoy an afternoon of ‘Fusing Science and Art’, an event of workshops and demonstrations alongside an exhibition talk and tour. The event continued into Saturday. 
The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside is turning the vast, glass-roofed Linthouse red once again each evening in support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Bronwyn Close was recognised in the ‘Volunteers for Museum Learning’ Awards, which are run by the British Museum and the Marsh Charitable Trust
The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine has announced a free weekend for local settled Ukrainians on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September.
An innovative, immersive exhibition of ‘audio paintings’ capturing the sights and sounds of Scotland’s wild landscape opens at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Saturday 14 October.
Opening Sunday 17 September this exhibition, 'All mortal greatness is but disease’ delves deep into Scotland's forgotten history of industrial whaling.
One of the largest, regularly performing sea shanty choirs in the world are a storming success last night (Monday 31 July 2023).
The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside gets set for a bumper week of events
Visitors to the Market, which was free to enter and a collaboration with ‘Ayrshire Food An’ A’ That’, shopped from a wide selection of crafts by over 40 artisans, ranging from glasswares, woodcraft, jewellery, scented candles and beauty products to art, gifts, fashion and homewares.
The Market, which is free to enter and a collaboration with ‘Ayrshire Food An’ A’ That’, will be open from 10am and 4pm on both Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2023
The Scottish Maritime Museum celebrates the rise of Scotland’s seaside resorts and the golden era of steamboat travel ‘doon the watter’ in this year’s Summer exhibition
Calling young creatives to fire their imagination & take part in a new ‘My Fantastic Ship’ children’s art competition.
The Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) in Dumbarton has launched a new Stem LEGO Challenge to entertain children over the summer holidays
From cocktails, mocktails & ‘dream destinations’, the Titanic to pirates, mermaids & Vikings plus crafting the Scottish Maritime Museum’s summer events programme promises family fun & fascination for everyone!
Featuring seven meticulously built model ships including ships built by Clyde shipbuilders William Denny and Brothers.
Grand Opening of The ‘Perfect Blend’ & Skylark IX Vintage Tea Party at The Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) 11am – 2pm Saturday 13 May
Over 900 people flocked to the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside Saturday 22nd April for Scotland’s annual maritime heritage event
Ship Ahoy! Scotland’s major and FREE annual maritime heritage event, returns to the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside on Saturday 22 April.
The two positions – Visitor Services Volunteer and Museum Stores Volunteer – are ideal for those with a passion for history or looking for museum experience.
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.
The new Tapestry celebrates the life of the ‘Dunkirk Little Ship’ Skylark IX, from her construction as a pleasure boat in 1934 up to her new role today
The National Transport Trust has recognised the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton with a ‘Red Wheel
The Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank, Dumbarton) promises visitors a cracking good time over the upcoming Easter school holidays.
In Irvine we will join The Wild Escape, a major new project uniting museums and families to discover nature in museums.
SOLD OUT Hot Chocolate, Lego and Crafting…. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Do you have a special connection with Irvine Harbourside and love a good blether? If you do, join us for one of our reminiscence sessions
Meet the artist: Caroline Hack Dec 3-4
The exterior of the A Listed, Victorian Linthouse, which is home to Scotland’s nationally recognised collection of maritime heritage, will turn red from now, through the build up to Armistice Day and Poppy Saturday up to Remembrance Sunday on 13 November.
Guest Blog: Dr. Shelby Judge on sea monster myths and folklore from Scotland to Greece
3pm – 4pm Saturday 27th August Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbour Road, Irvine
11am – 4pm Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbour Road, Irvine
A staggering 2,400 visitors of all ages popped along to the opening weekend celebrations for the Scottish Maritime Museum’s summer exhibition Sea Monsters!
As we move into the Scottish Government’s new period of ‘Living Safely with Covid’, we would be grateful for your support helping keep visitors and staff safe.
Designed for children of all ages with ‘Little Sea Monsters’ sessions for under fives, Sea Monsters Make and Takes and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sessions for all ages and Art Workshops and a week-long Sea Monster Theatre Workshop for over tens.
11am – 4pm Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine
The Dumbarton-based Skylark IX Recovery Project welcomed a host of visitors at a free, family event in the grounds of, and inside, the Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton on Saturday 4 June.
‘LITTLE GUPPIES’ a new weekly song and play group for toddlers will open on Wednesday 8 June.
An exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Scotland’s first major sea kayaking expedition is now open at the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank
The first festival event will take place on Saturday 2 July, the opening day of ‘Sea Monsters!’ and include sea monster surprises and traditional funfair stalls across the Museum Courtyard. 
The two day project to stabilise the flaking paint and timbers and preserve the name
The Saturday event was part of a bumper weekend that also included the Pedal for Scotland Pedal Irvine event on Sunday.
The True Story by Alan Platt and Robert T. Sexton charts the fascinating story of the shipbuilding firm Scott & Linton, which designed and began construction of the Cutty Sark.
Curated by the Skylark IX Recovery Project, the story culminates with the vessels new role inspiring and changing the lives of people recovering from addictions across West Dunbartonshire.
The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine is pleased to be hosting this event and making cycling accessible to more people across Scotland
The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside will host the first Tastes of Ayrshire Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 7 May and, to celebrate, entry to the day-long event will be free.
The ‘Make and Take’ sessions are part of the events programme for the Museum’s Spring exhibition Solitude at Sea.
After a programme of vital welding work, the Scottish Maritime Museum is on track to complete essential repairs
Budding artists are in for a treat at the Scottish Maritime Museum’s new Solitude at Sea: Sunday Sketching Sessions led in collaboration with Impact Arts.
Glass artist and researcher Dr Ayako Tani will reveal the magic and fast disappearing craft behind glass ships in bottles, exquisite designs highly sought-after last century, at two one-off tours of her exhibition at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton on Saturday 14 May.
Museum’s Education Team has launched an online climate change education programme for schools across Ayrshire.
Reflects on life at sea, on oil platforms, lighthouses and islands and the parallels between isolation at sea and Lockdown
‘City of Adelaide’, a stunning glass ship in a bottle acquired by the Scottish Maritime Museum, has gone on display
To promote Ayrshire’s food and drink, the Scottish Maritime Museum is set to co-host an exciting new tour
Confusing Shadow with Substance Tour arrives at the Scottish Maritime Museum Saturday 22 January - Sunday 20 February 2022
Christmas Stained Glass Pictures and Ornament Workshops 
Saturday 16 October, Saturday 13 November & Saturday 27 November
The exhibition is the result of an international eco-poster design collaboration engaging 17 – 25 year old design students from 35 academies and universities representing all five continents
Sharon Barnett and Neil Davis made the trip up from South Gloucestershire and Yorkshire to pass the handmade model of the Duchess of Fife built by their father Gordon Davis into the Museum’s care
A great opportunity for students to explore the links between science and art, design and climate change activism
MV Kyles, which is part of National Historic Ships UK’s National Historic Fleet, has now been transformed.
The trail is part of the Museum experience and up to three children can visit for FREE with each paying adult admission.
Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine Harbourside 6pm Thursday 26 August
Open as usual whilst the refurbishments and improvements continue
An exhibition of exquisite glass ships tells a remarkable story of ingenuity
The Skylark IX Recovery Trust has announced ambitious plans to secure a bright future for the much-loved Skylark IX ‘Dunkirk Little Ship’
Into the Maelstrom’ with Jim Breen The Scottish Kayak Expedition to North West Norway 1980 Exhibition Tour 5.45pm – 7.15pm Thursday 10 June
Into the Maelstrom: The Scottish Kayak Expedition to North West Norway 1980  Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine, Harbourside. Open now until 30 August 2021
Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton reopens with Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries by award-winning artist Katie Russell. Open now until 19 September
We are blown away by the support for our campaign to get MV Kyles shipshape for its 150th anniversary in 2022
Added to all the other donations received so far, this makes possible essential repairs to MV Kyles
Renowned Scottish artist, author and broadcaster Lachlan Goudie has gifted a large painting from his acclaimed ‘Shipyard’ exhibition
The Scottish Maritime Museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign
The rare find will become part of the Scottish Maritime Museum’s nationally recognised collection
New Autumn Trail for Families opens at the Scottish Maritime Museum
To raise awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal the Linthouse will be glowing red from Sunday 1st to Wednesday 11th November
five additional free places for the first primary schools across Scotland to book onto the new ‘Ship to Shore Online Learning Workshops’.
Conversations with artist Katie Russell and nautical archaeologist and historian Dr. Innes J. McCartney go live in October
Water Speed Record Holding Electric Super Yacht Tender Goes on Display
Named as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice Winner for both its Museums.
The funding has also enabled the Museum to create two audio guides for mobile phones, to purchase four large display screens
Included are primary schools in the local authority areas of Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire.
The permanent exhibition, created through the Museum’s 'Spartan: Inside Out' project was made possible by a grant from Museum Galleries Scotland and charts the evolution of the puffer.
Halloween at the Scottish Maritime Museum
While the Museum doors are closed, our incredible collection and the inspiring stories can be viewed for free online
We are continuing to work behind the scenes to care for Scotland's maritime heritage
Through an innovative open access initiative everyone, from artists, filmmakers and teachers through to hobbyists and students, can download, manipulate and use for free!
The ‘make and take’ crafting workshops take place at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside between 11am - 3pm on Friday 7 through to Tuesday 11 February.
Museum open for free to National Lottery players
Reflecting on life around local shipyards in the last century
By Iain Quinn on Paddle Steamer PS Waverley and the Clyde Steamers
Bring to life a new understanding of the Battle of Jutland
Paintings by Norman Wilkinson CBE RI (1878 - 1971), a celebrated maritime painter and poster artist who is also known for creating ‘Dazzle’ camouflage to shield British ships during World War 1.
Travel subsidy of up to £250 for primary schools taking part in STEM activities at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine
One of Britain’s most important historic vessels, which is preserved at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, has been reunited with its original bell thanks to a kind donation.
Scotland’s evolving offshore energy industry captured in new exhibition ‘Age of Oil’ by Sue Jane Taylor
Scottish Maritime Museum is pleased as punch to announce Seaside Festival!
Window on the Clyde: Family Photos of the River’s Golden Age, showcasing the golden era of the River Clyde
Edel McCarthy from Paisley will learn traditional and modern boat building skills at the Scottish Boat Building School
Visual artist Sue Jane Taylor’s vibrant, touring exhibition exploring Scotland’s elemental and evolving offshore energy industry
Hear our engines roar! Eventful season begins at the Scottish Maritime Museum.
Wednesday 20th February - Tuesday 19th March 2019
February Family Fun Announced Friday 8th – Tuesday 11th February
Travel subsidy of *up to £250 for private hire transport available for schools taking part in STEM activities at the Museum
Scottish Maritime Museum Calls for Local Residents to Get Involved with Exciting Oral History Project
HMS Carrick Ship's Wheel Unveiling
Helen Bellany, the artist’s partner and muse, unveiled ‘The Boat Builders’ at the painting’s new home at the Scottish Maritime Museum
A new seating spot gifted in memory of two of the Museum’s longest serving volunteers, Bob and Jenny Stables.
Garnock Connections secures Heritage Lottery Fund award
Over 18,000 people flocked to see Irvine Harbourside shimmer and shine.
Another award for our illumination : Harbour Festival of Light as we scoop Cultural Event of the Year at the Scottish Event Awards 2017.
Scottish Maritime Museum helps raise funds for restoration of extraordinary Dunkirk rescue boat 'Skylark IX'.
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