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Two new after school clubs giving children the opportunity to take part in exciting Lego building and craft projects begin at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside in February.

The new Lego and Model Making Club begins on Tuesday 7 February.

The session, which will take place between 3.30pm – 4.30pm every Tuesday, is perfect for children over 8 years of age who like building and making things. The group will enjoy working on Lego and modelling kits beginning with a Lego Titanic.

Children can be dropped off at the Lego club or parents are welcome to enjoy a coffee in the Linthouse Coffee Bar whilst their child enjoys building.

The new SMMArt Family Club begins on Thursday 9 February.

This group, which will take place between 3.30pm – 4.30pm every Thursday, suits children over 7 years of age who like arts and crafting.

Everyone will have fun with a new activity based around one of the artworks in the Museum’s national art collection each week.

SMMArt Family Club sessions during February will also include a warming cup of hot chocolate for the children. Those who go on to attend regularly can also work towards a Discover Arts Award.

Children at the SMMArt Family Club need to be accompanied by an adult.

Claire Munro, Learning and Access Manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:
We’re thrilled to start the year by launching two new weekly children’s clubs around our national maritime heritage and arts collections.
“The clubs are already proving really popular so we’re urging everyone to book as soon as they can to ensure their spot, as places are limited.
“Booking is essential and simple to do on our website or in person at the Museum reception.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to what we hope will be two regular family features on the Museum’s vibrant and year-round events and exhibitions calendar!”

Places at both the Lego and Model Making Club and SMMArt Family Club cost £2 per child and £1 for each additional child from the same family. Places for accompanying adults are FREE.

Booking is essential as places are limited. 

Tickets can be purchased at www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org or at the visitor reception in the Linthouse on Harbour Road, Irvine.

To find out more, visit the Museum’s website www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org, social media @scotmaritime or email education@scotmaritime.org.uk

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

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