Scottish Maritime Museum The Linthouse Building, Irvine
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, and Carola, 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.
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Download your 2FOR1 voucher from the website link below and present it with a valid train ticket when you visit.
Offer expiry date
Daily 10.00- 17.00 (last admission 16.30)
Limited opening hours over Christmas and New Year - visit website for details and special events