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Viking Longships sail into the Scottish Maritime Museum!

From Viking paper boats, dazzle ships and racing boats to under the sea dioramas and more, the Scottish Maritime Museum has announced some great family crafting and making fun in Irvine and Dumbarton for the coming February school break.

The drop in events are designed for children aged 5 years and upwards and run between 11am – 3pm, Friday 8 to Tuesday 12 February.

Activities are included in admission and up to three children go free with each adult admission.

There are different craft and making activities at each Museum.

Razzle Dazzle: 11am – 3pm Friday 8 February


Design a wacky, zebra-like striped paper boat inspired by WW1 Dazzle ships

Rubbish Racers: 11am – 3pm Saturday 9 February


Upcycle rubbish into a wind-powered vessel and sail it on the boating pond in Irvine and mini test tank in Dumbarton

Through the Porthole: 11am – 3pm Sunday 10


Make a ship’s window with your own imagined view and take it home

Under the Sea: 11am – 3pm Monday 11


Create a diorama with fish, turtles, sharks and aquatic plants

Viking Paper Boats: 11am – 3pm Tuesday 12


Craft a paper Viking longship

All activities run for approximately 30 minutes after which visitors can the Museums in Irvine and Dumbarton.

In Irvine, visitors can enjoy the Linthouse, Scotland’s ‘Cathedral of Engineering’, a vast Grade A Listed 19th century shipyard building. They can also climb aboard the MV Kyles, the oldest Clyde-built vessel still afloat in the UK, discover the 1920s shipyard worker’s tenement flat as well as historic objects, interactive exhibits and fun challenges across the Museum.

In Dumbarton, visitors can explore the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, hands-on science exhibits and the ‘Style at Sea’ exhibition.

Find out more at www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org/events

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