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The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside kicks off 2023 with a brand new series of ‘Reminiscence’ get togethers for former maritime workers, their loved ones and those living in the Harbourside area.

At each of the free ‘Reminiscence’ get togethers, everyone can share their stories over a cuppa, listen and connect to others and explore artefacts and photographs from the Museum’s national maritime heritage collection.

The ‘Reminiscence’ sessions will run fortnightly with three separate groups: Working in the Maritime Industry Group (Thursday mornings), Life in Irvine Harbourside Group (Friday afternoons) and Loved Ones of Maritime Workers Group (Saturday mornings).

The ‘Reminiscence’ sessions, which start this month and run to March, will take place in the Scottish Maritime Museum’s cosy and accessible Education Room.

As well as free refreshments, assistance to cover travel costs is available for those who need it.

Claire Munro, Learning and Access Manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:

We’re thrilled to start the year by opening our doors to bring everyone together to share memories of life in the maritime industry or on the Harbourside over a cuppa.
“It’s also a great opportunity for those coming along to explore the amazing maritime heritage collection on show across the vast Linthouse, itself formerly a shipyard engine shed.
“As there are ten places available at each session, we urge everyone to book their slot quickly to avoid disappointment.”

Places on the ‘Reminiscence’ sessions can be booked on the Museum website – www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org, by calling 01294 278 283 or emailing education@scotmaritime.org.uk.

Those who would like a carer/family member to participate with them are asked to ensure they book a ticket for everyone attending.

For more information, visit www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org or follow @scotmaritime on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Session Dates:

 Working in the Maritime Industry Group
Thursday mornings 10am – 11.15am
19 January, 2 & 16 February, 2 March

Life in Irvine Harbourside Group
Friday afternoons 1pm – 2.15pm
20 January, 3 & 17 February, 3 March

Loved Ones of Maritime Workers Group
Saturday mornings 10.30am – 11.45am
21 January, 4 & 18 February, 4 March

Issued on behalf of the Scottish Maritime Museum by Joanna Harrison, Mobile: 07884 187404

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