The family-friendly blockbuster exhibition ‘Sea Monsters!’ celebrates the fantastical and mythical sea creatures of Scottish legend and maritime mythology across the world.

Pop along to the Museum over the Summer and enjoy a host of ‘Come and Sea Us’ events running alongside the exhibition including an opening day for ‘Sea Monsters!’ with sea monster surprises and traditional funfair stalls across the Museum Courtyard and a second family event on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July.

The ‘Come and Sea Us’ programme also includes Arts Award family days, sketching, storytelling, music, poetry, performance art workshops, Magic Carpet storytelling and singing sessions for under 5s and their carers, ‘Make and Take’ craft sessions for older children, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) activities and special ‘screamings’ of sea monster-themed films throughout the Summer.

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Scottish Maritime Museum: Irvine

The Linthouse Building, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8QE

01294 277177


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm

You can now buy tickets in advance from our website

2 metres social distancing is enforced.

Please wear a mask on the premises

Our cafe is now open.

Unfortunately we cannot currently offer tours of MV Kyles or our Tenement Flat.

Visitors will find hand sanitising stations the museum and we’ve increased our cleaning regime across all buildings

As ever, visitor teams will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Please do not visit the Museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

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