Opening Times:

10am – 5pm

Entry Fee

Adults (age 17+) – £8.50
Children under 16 – Free entry (up to 3 children with every fee-paying adult or concession ticket, thereafter £4 per child)
Adults aged 60+, registered disabled, or full time students: £6.50
Registered Carers: One free when accompanying a paid disabled person
Free entry for Art Fund members and Scottish Maritime Museum Friends.
To benefit from the above concessions, please bring supporting documentation with you such as your student card or membership card.


Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd,

Irvine KA12 8BT


Tel.: +44 1294 277 177



The Scottish Maritime Museum was founded in 1983 and based in the West of Scotland with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton, the Scottish Maritime Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, encompassing a variety of historic vessels, artefacts, art, fascinating personal items and the largest collection of shipbuilding tools and machinery in the country. The buildings and sites which the Scottish Maritime Museum occupies are themselves part of the collection.

The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine is housed within the vast, glass-roofed Victorian Linthouse. This A listed ‘cathedral of engineering’ was formerly the Engine Shop of Alexander Stephen and Sons shipyard in Govan before being salvaged and relocated to Irvine in 1991