Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine

Home to amazing ships, industrial machinery and nautical inspired artwork.

Discover something new at the museum at Irvine Harbourside. Inside the Linthouse you can see our permanent collection under the spectacular glass roof which gives the building its nickname the ‘Cathedral of Engineering’. Along with a changing temporary exhibition programme, there are children’s trails and there are timed tours to the 1920’s Shipworkers flat and Fitting Shed. Also virtual tours of vessels and the 1800s tenement flat. We regularly run art activities and talks for kids and adults alike. School groups of all ages are welcome for tours and workshops.


Visitor info

Opening hours

Open daily - 10AM-5PM


The Linthouse Building, 6 Gottries Rd, Irvine, KA12 8QE


From £4.50. Check the website for full details


The Museum is all one level and open plan apart from the exhibition gallery which has a ramp leading up to it. Audio guides are available on some of the exhibits around the museum.

Getting Here

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