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Summer Family Fun At The Scottish Maritime Museum





Museum announces Bumper Summer programme


The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside has announced a bumper summer programme of events and exhibitions for all the family.

One of the programme highlights is the Museum’s popular drop in make and take family sessions which will run through the summer holidays, between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday and Thursday from Tuesday 2nd July to Thursday 15th August.

The Summer Fun drop in sessions, which are ideal for children five years and older, are great value for money with up to three children taking part for free with each adult admission.

Make and take activities range from robotic art and paddle steamers to photography, scientific toys and dioramas.

Activities last for around 30 minutes after which visitors can enjoy all the Museum has to offer across the Linthouse and on the Harbourside.

Other summer highlights include two new exhibitions – the David Livingstone Birthplace Project and Window on the Clyde. The current Age of Oil exhibition closes on Sunday 7 July.

Upcoming summer events include a panel discussion exploring the events and legacy of the Piper Alpha disaster (Saturday 6 July), a Living History Re-enactment (Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July) and a Pirate Takeover (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July).

Summer Fun Drop In – Weekly Programme

Tuesday 2 & Thursday 4 July – Savannah Dioramas 

What’s your favourite safari animal? Make your own African savannah scene with the David Livingstone Trust which has a new, free exhibition opening in the Museum boatshop.

Tuesday 9 & Thursday 11 July – Robotic Art 

Can robots make art? Test the artistic ability of your own scribbling robot.

Tuesday 16 & Thursday 18 July – Steamer Dreamer Paddle Steamers 

Make and sail your own paddle steamer ‘doon the watter’ on the Clyde.

Tuesday 23 & Thursday 25 July – Camera Obscura 

Test your photography skills as you make an early version of the camera.

Tuesday 30 July & Thursday 1 August – Victorian Thaumatropes 

Design and make your own Thaumatrope, a scientific toy popular in the Victorian era.

Tuesday 6 & Thursday 8 August – Cyanotype Photography 

Make some beautiful cyanotype art as we investigate a photographic technique.

Tuesday 13 & Thursday 15 August – Windows on the Clyde 

To coincide with our summer photography exhibition, Window on the Clyde, come and use art to explore what you can see from your window.


For more information visit www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

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