Museums

Scottish Maritime Museum - Irvine

Strathclyde - Ayr

United Kingdom

  • History
  • Family Fun

Taking the kids out for the day to Scottish Maritime Museum - Irvine in Strathclyde - Free Stuff!

CONTACT INFO

01294 278283
visitorservices@scotmaritime.org.uk
The Linthouse Building
Harbour Road, Irvine
Ayr
Strathclyde
KA12 8QE
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

ADMISSIONS

Entry

Adult Price ( £ 7.50 )
Free for Children Children Free (up to a maximum of three per adult)
Senior Price ( £ 5.50 ) *

Parking & Other

Free parking
Other Fees
  • Annual Pass : 1 Adult + up to 3 Children ( £ 30.00 )
  • Annual Pass : 2 Adults + up to 6 Children ( £ 60.00 )

DESCRIPTION

Explore the Linthouse engine shop, Scotland’s ‘Cathedral of Engineering’, a Victorian Glass-roofed building from 1872.

Build 
and test your own model boat, or learn to manoeuvre a remote-controlled boat in our indoor boating ponds.

See 
our collection of floating vessels, including Spartan, Scotland’s last Scottish-built puffer, the harbour tug Garnock, andCarola, a steam yacht built in 1898.

Learn 
about Scotland’s importance to maritime history, and about the people that built and sailed Scottish ships around the world.

Visit 
the shipyard worker’s tenement flat, a ‘room and kitchen’ restored to its pre-1920’s appearance.

Discover 
ship models, photographs and historic objects in the museum’s Boatshop.
Climb aboard the MV Kyles and tour the Captain’s cabin, crew’s quarters and the engine room.

Find 
the perfect gift, souvenir or book in our well stocked retail area, we have a wide selection of maritime themed goods.

Further information: Please let us know which curricular areas are being studied by the pupils, before their visit, in order for Education Services to tailor activities to suit

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Car Parking
  • Toilets
  • School Deals

DIRECTIONS

By rail: The museum is located only five minutes from Irvine Railway Station on the Glasgow-Ayr Line on to Montgomery Street, left OD to Gottries Road.

By road: use Postcode KA12 8QE for satellite navigation systems; or follow route to Irvine M77-A77-A71 -A737 parking is free.

Puffers Coffee Shop: 
Open all year round, seven days a week, with some of the most amazing views of the Ayrshire coastline

Health and Safety: 
Visitors to the Museum, and younger students in particular, are requested to adhere to Scottish Maritime Museum’s Health and Safety instructions, while in the Museum. Every effort is made by Museum staff to ensure that the areas used by visiting schools are safe to be in. Teachers are responsible for the behaviour and general health and safety of their pupils at the Museum.

For health and safety reasons, Teachers and accompanying adults should remain with their pupils at all times.

Risk assessment documents are available.
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