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!Access 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
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 etcBy foot - about 15 to 20 minutes from Inverness city centre We are around 1 miles walk from Inverness city centre. See the map for more information.
By car - about 5 minutes from Inverness city centre
The nearest parking is available at Telford Street Retail Park ( IV3 5LU ) just before the white Muirtown Swing Bridge. We do have a small access but please note it is for drop off and disabled access only.Take the A82 from Inverness followed by the A862. Continue until you're near the Caledonian Canal and white swing bridge.The nearest parking is available here at Telford Street Retail Park. Cross the swing bridge and continue forward past the traffic lights until you see the museum on your right hand side, just before the Esso petrol station. See the map at the bottom of the page for more information. By bus: Regular buses run from the old Farmfoods on Academy Street. 16 Clachnaharry Road Inverness IV3 8QH