Free admission. An interactive and evolving museum in Inverness with nautical artefacts & large ships: e.g. 1:10 scale Titanic, Buckie drifter, RNLI lifeboat & more..
Marvel at the magnificent Titanic 1:10 scale model which size allows you to go inside and explore the Parisian cafe’,the bridge and the Marconi wireless room.
Get claustrophobic in the sphere of the replica Nautile submarine, one of the mini submersibles that dives 3 miles down to the Titanic. Send an SOS on the Marconi wireless and hear the awesome roar of the Titanic’s fog horn.
Peruse the many images of the Titanic in the main building and view art deco ship posters of the era.
Step on board and bait some creels on the Guiding Star,a West Coast creel fishing boat which was the last built at Inverness’s Thornbush slipway.
Find things to see and do in the 10 1/2 ton steel wheel house of the Achieve fishing trawler from Fraserburgh’s east coast.
Try on a survival suit - see how quickly you can do it. Explore a 45ft Watson class life boat that originally saved 58 lives.
Dress up and pretend to be a captain, explore inside a life raft or play some Quoits and much more!
Limited car access is available right outside the building for drop off and disabled entry only. The two floors of the museum are accessible to narrow chairs as well as the outside grounds to see the boats. All entry into the boats are currently inaccessible to the disabled apart from the Titanic model's replica Parisian Café. For more detailed access information, please see the DisabledGo access guide
Groups welcome. If you're arriving by bus let us know ahead of time and we'll keep the lay-by clear for a bus. If your group cannot visit during museum opening hours it may be possible to arrange an out of hours visit. Please let us know what date and time you plan to visit and we'll advise if we're able to open for you. This isn't always possible, especially at short notice, so it's best to get in touch well in advance.
The nearest parking is available at Telford Street Retail Park. 500 yards away across the Muirtown Swing Bridge.
Is the museum mainly indoors or outdoors?
Around half is outside, as below:
The museum is both indoors and outdoors so you may like to bring waterproofs etc. There is a 2 floor indoor exhibition in the main building to keep warm and dry. To fully experience everything though you'll need to go outside as well.
However, most of the boats in the grounds outside can be entered to provide shelter and are very close to the main building so you are not far from getting out of any rain etc