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Scottish Maritime Museum

6 Gottries Road | The Linthouse Building, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Great place for children - they go free. Our kids loved it. Staff very friendly and very good with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Danny M
Lovely couple of hours

Great museum which kept the kids of all ages entertained. We loved the reading hut outside. All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 yesterday

Great place for children - they go free. Our kids loved it. Staff very friendly and very good with the children.

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum which kept the kids of all ages entertained. We loved the reading hut outside. All staff very friendly and show you around to get you started. The museum is clean and interactive.

Thank Smiths24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a special trip to Irvine for this museum - not disappointed in the exhibits which were well laid-out and covered all aspects of maritime life in the shipyards and outside over the last 200 years. Would have been nice if more staff, and more...More

Thank two2brits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent another great day here looking and learning about maritime history. Lots to see and plenty of interactive things to keep youngsters happy - and the golden oldies! Something for every age even a small soft play area for little ones. Special exhibition was...More

Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive building with a range of shipbuilding equipment, moulds, models and tools. Good cafe across the road too.

Thank tripplanner263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent day out with teen grand son who really enjoyed the whole experience, we spent ages in the Linthouse Building looking at the excellent exhibits and the inter-active learning .We then had a tour of the MV Kyles were we had a lovely lady called...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great day out with my grandchildren lots to see and games to play educational without them knowing that they were learning dressing up in old clothes and sailing small boats, excellent value.

Thank janeg1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, particularly the inclusive tour led by Elliot and the information boards were very helpful.

Thank francovisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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
12 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