Explore Ship to Shore on Irvine’s Harbourside
Where else could you marvel at a boat built in the bedroom of a Glasgow townhouse by two teenagers in the last century, a Viking Fourareen built by a Shetland crofter using driftwood or the curious Uffa Fox Parachuted Airborne Lifeboat complete with survival kit?
Where else would you find the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the world or Scotland’s last Scottish built puffer?
Visit the Scottish Maritime Museum and enjoy a day spent exploring a national collection of historic boats, maritime art and shipbuilding machinery.
Immerse yourself in fascinating stories of Scottish invention, boatbuilding and daring-do.
Explore the nationally recognised collection in the vast glass-roofed Linthouse, itself a former 18th century shipyard engine shop from Govan, enjoy the interactive exhibits and learn how to manoeuvre a sail boat on the indoor and outdoor boating ponds.
Climb aboard the MV Kyles the oldest floating Clyde-built vessel in the world on the Harbourside and tour the 1920’s shipyard worker’s tenement flat.
After all that, enjoy good food and estuary views at the Puffers Café and discover a wide range of heritage and maritime themed gifts in the Boat Shop.
Opening Times: Open daily throughout the year 10am – 5pm
Prices: Adult: £7.50; Concession: £5.50; Kids Go Free (up to three children with each accompanying adult)