The Scottish Maritime Museum, a dynamic world class national maritime museum that informs educates and inspires. We offer a varied programme to visitors on a local, regional and national level.
Climb aboard and explore Scotland’s amazing maritime heritage. Step inside the vast, Victorian Linthouse engine shop, listen to the whirring of the machine pits and discover why Scotland’s influence on the maritime history of the world has been so enormous. Explore Scotland’s oldest historic vessels including Spartan, the last Scottish-built puffer. Learn about the bold inventors, craftsmen and sailors who designed, built and sailed these vessels across the world. Build and test your own model boat in our indoor boating pond. Tour the MV Kyles, the oldest Clydebuilt vessel afloat, and the shipyard worker’s tenement flat. See tools and machinery spanning over 150 years of shipbuilding. Get hands on with interactive exhibits. Enjoy stunning views across the Ayrshire coastline from the Puffer Café.
Children go free (up to three children with an accompanying adult)
Tour of MV Kyles and 1920s tenement flat included
Group Visits – Attractive discount rates are available for large group bookings
Education Programme – We have a wide range of curriculum-linked learning and sensory activities for pupils of all ages and learning styles
Resources and Amenities
Both Museums have well stocked shops with a wide range of maritime themed gifts, souvenirs and books. Events and Venue Hire The glass roofed Victorian Linthouse is a spectacular venue for corporate and private events.
We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our buildings, exhibitions and collections. There is a level entrance to the Boatshop and Linthouse buildings which is 90% on the level. Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are available to visitors