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Scottish Maritime Museum

6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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well worth a visit

visit this museum at least once a year with my grandson, excellent exhibits' housed in an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
A fascinating day out

An interesting museum which will interest visitors of all ages. Well laid out displays and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alun C
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The Scottish Maritime Museum is based in the west of Scotland,with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton. At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, encompassing a variety of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery, machine tools, and fascinating personal items.Many of these exhibits can be found inside the Linthouse Building in Irvine, a unique Grade A listed, 19th-century historic building known as the Linthouse Engine Shop 'Cathedral of Engineering and at the Denny Tank in Dumbarton, the world's first commercial ship model experiment tank.
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6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Reviewed 3 days ago

visit this museum at least once a year with my grandson, excellent exhibits' housed in an amazing building. great on a wet day or any day really. The staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. Also a nice wee café only a short walk away. Great...More

Thank sideshowbob01
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting museum which will interest visitors of all ages. Well laid out displays and information boards. Do take the tour included in the entrance fee to see the workers tenements and go on board a ship. Our tour guide (Allan) was excellent. Visit Puffers...More

Thank Alun C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ashamed to say I had to wait for friends to come up from England and took a trip to the maritime a whole 3 miles away on a wet horrid June day....great place interesting.educational staff lovely friendly and helpful will for sure revisit....

Thank meganfaedregin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to a few events here and they're always brilliant and imaginative. Well worth a visit and staff are always so helpful.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is fantastic. The lay out is great and contains wonderful exhibits and information detailing our maritime past. The highlight was a tour of the boat MV Kyles and the 1920s Tenement Flat with our guide Alexander (Doyle?), who was very knowledgeable and pleasant,...More

1  Thank john g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I called in having been forced off the hills by bad weather, although I had this on a bucket list to visit for some time. I was very impressed, with the place and the staff. With a research interest, they examined their documentation, and then...More

Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Irvine for a long time and have never visited the maritime museum. they had a 'mermaid day' with activities for children recently, and I took my 3 year old along and was pleasantly surprised by the fun we had. we didn't have...More

Thank violetmacaroni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have enough time to appreciate the extent of this museum and will have to have a second visit

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and well laid out museum. It will be of particular interest to anyone with a background in ship building or the navy (Merchant or Royal Navy). I thought it was great even although I have no such background. The staff...More

Thank focam200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another attraction I've been meaning to visit for many years as I live locally.Must say I was pleasantly surprised and shall recommend to friends.The staff were all very nice and very helpful.The museum has lots of old machinery and some interesting exhibits and information on...More

Thank davemcd1uk
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Daniel S
11 April 2017|
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Response from kitty4414 | Reviewed this property |
kids get in free. adults 3.50 I think
6 August 2016|
Response from David M | Property representative |
If your dog is used for assistance in any way then she will be allowed into the museum
wendy m
11 July 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about pets, you would have to contact the site directly