Over 1,000 visitors flocked to the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside for the Museum’s first Christmas Craft Market, which took place inside the vast, glass-roofed Linthouse building on Harbour Road, Irvine, between 10am – 4pm on Saturday 4 December.
Christopher Woodland, Commercial Manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum, said:
We were overwhelmed with the response to our very first Christmas Craft Market. Over 1,000 people popped along and so many told us how much they enjoyed the event.
“Everyone loved the amazing selection of arts, crafts and goods from home décor, glass art, handmade bags and Christmas decorations to art and photographs, children’s clothes, hampers, jewellery, silk scarves, soaps, candles, Christmas cards, honey and much more.
“Glass artist Ayako Tani and scientific glassblower Robert McLeod held glassblowing demonstrations, making Christmas ornaments and showing visitors just how a glass ship gets in a bottle!
“Our ‘Make and Take’ Snow Globe workshops were also particularly popular.
“It was a wonderful day and we were thrilled to help everyone get in the festive swing!”
Ayako Tani also took visitors on a tour of her exhibition, ‘Glass Ships in Bottles by Ayako Tani’, which is on display at the Museum until Sunday 9 January.