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Scottish Maritime Museum

The Linthouse Building 6 Gottries Road, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Absolutely brilliant museum

If your ever around the area this museum is well worth a visit. Great value for money. The kids... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joanne W
Barnsley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nautical But Nice

Hard to think of a better reason for visiting Irvine. The main part of the museum is housed in a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The Linthouse Building 6 Gottries Road, Irvine KA12 8QE, Scotland
+44 1294 278283
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If your ever around the area this museum is well worth a visit. Great value for money. The kids would have stayed longer if they had the chance but mum and dad had had enough haha! Lots for them to do and see. So glad...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed yesterday

Hard to think of a better reason for visiting Irvine. The main part of the museum is housed in a wonderful glass and girder building, the Linthouse Engine Shop, impressive relocated legacy of shipbuilding at Govan on the Clyde. This section alone needs at least...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem, we enjoyed a fantastic, interesting day here, great value for money, staff excellent. The exhibited are well presented & informative. Included in entrance fee is a tour of the 'Puffer' moored in the harbour, also the tenement flat. Great for kids &...More

Thank difyfe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to get up close to huge ship building machinery, double boilers, Clyde Puffers and old steam yachts. So many skills and elegance to be rescued back, and the Clyde itself is lovely in the sunshine. Would be great if the Museum runs an apprentice...More

Thank MandiAbrahams61
David M, Manager at Scottish Maritime Museum, responded to this review

The Museum currently has three apprentices in Traditional Boatbuilding working on some of the museum boats and other vessels. Glad you enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group and thought that this was gonna be boring. But thanks to our guide Circe she made our visit so interesting, she was so helpful and knowledgeable about every question we asked her. There are plenty of things to see and simple...More

Thank 695Diane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is not only contained within the spacious, main exhibition hall but has plenty of interest in the yard outside too. Tours are additionally held to show visitors a nearby tenement which housed shipbuilder-foremen and their families, and also the oldest surviving Clyde-built vessel...More

Thank DouceSpinster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in April 2017 with 2 children aged 6 and 3. There is a small play area inside where you can build and float boats and a small pirate ship you can climb on and a ball pit. But inside, most things are look...More

Thank Jill N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor has the Scottish Maritime Museum in the wrong place on their map. It is in fact down to the front by the harbour side. Don't be fooled by the road to Kilwinning which is a red herring! It's worth a visit however.

Thank Bg M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place where you can immerse yourself in the shipbuilding industry, now sadly in the past. Lots of information and exhibits housed in a fabulous building rescued from demolition in Glasgow and moved brick by brick, beam by beam, girder by girder! Interactive exhibits too...More

Thank DJWM68
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Second time of visiting and still not seen everything! Fabulous facilities for young children. 5 and 3 year old grand children loved the dressing up; water boats and toy rat search...which I confess the grown ups took over! Stuff here for the engineer, sailor, historian...More

Thank kitty4414
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Daniel S
is it free
11 April 2017|
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Response from kitty4414 | Reviewed this property |
kids get in free. adults 3.50 I think
We have our power dog with us on holiday is she allowed in the museum?
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
Are dogs welcome within the museum?
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