The Scottish Maritime Museum is based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton. At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, including a variety of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery and fascinating personal items.
In Irvine, the museum is in the Linthouse Engine Shop, a unique Grade A listed, 19th century historic building known as the ‘Cathedral of Engineering'.
At Dumbarton, its home is the Denny Tank, the world’s first commercial ship model experiment tank.
Awarded 4**** by the Scottish Tourist Board.