Fodor's Expert Review Scottish Maritime Museum

Irvine Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

On the waterfront in the coastal town of Irvine, this museum brings together ships and boats—both models and the real thing—to tell the tale of Scotland's maritime history, as well as chronicle the lives of its boatbuilders, fishermen, and sailors. The atmospheric Linthouse Engine Building, part of a former shipyard, hosts most of the displays. The museum also includes a shipyard worker's tenement home that you can explore. In Dumbarton, 35 miles to the north, you can visit the Denny Tank (part of the museum), where ship designs were tested. Children are admitted free.

Museum/Gallery Nautical Site/Lighthouse Family Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

6 Gottries Rd.
Irvine, North Ayrshire  KA12 8QE, Scotland

01294-278283

www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

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Rate Includes: £8.50

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