The Scottish Maritime Museum was established in 1983. Our collections are essentially technical and industrial in character, relating specifically to the fields of shipbuilding and boat-building, marine engineering, dock and harbour operations, shipping and maritime trade, seamanship and navigation. The museum also has over 30 vessels in its collection, five of which are included in the National Historic Ships list. Indeed, the entire collection has been designated as being of national significance.
The collection is housed in two buildings, both of which are open to the public. These are the Linthouse building in Irvine, and the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton.
For some time the museum has been keen to conduct a review of their collections with the intention that this will result in new exhibitions and displays, new education material and new loans to other museums, as well as improving care of the collection.
The review is currently being undertaken by Rebecca Drummond, the Collections Review Assistant, with support from Linda Ross and Abigail Reed, the Senior Curator and Curator.
Scottish Maritime Museum
The Linthouse Building,
Harbour Road, Irvine,
North Ayrshire, KA12 8QE
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank
Castle St, Dumbarton,
Dunbartonshire, G82 1QS
Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm
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Email about the Collections Review: firstname.lastname@example.org