Go Industrial App

go industrial App

Check in at our museums, play games, earn rewards and learn about our industrial past along the way. Suitable for enquiring minds of all ages. Learn more.

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Young people learn best through activities and experience and we have a range of different activities to support pupils of all abilities and learning styles. The Museum is pleased to be a Children’s University Learning Destination and has established connections with local schools. Museum objects can spark discussion on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, introducing the wealth of opportunity a STEM career can offer.
The Scottish Maritime Museum has clear goals for its contribution to young people’s learning and development, and aims to raise awareness and understanding of Scotland’s maritime culture and heritage. The Museum is fully committed to promoting an understanding of our rich cultural heritage, highlighting our contribution to industry, making the exhibits accessible for study and enjoyment as well as preserving them for future generations.

These objectives are achieved with the inclusion of clear themes and links across the curriculum, especially in Social Subjects, Expressive Arts, Science and Technology, engaging and inspiring pupils of all ages. The Museum provides a unique and stimulating learning environment which helps to put subjects into context and brings what is studied to life by providing the sensory experiences of handling real objects, dressing up, and exploring original, restored buildings and artefacts.

Year Round Events, Exhibitions and Activities
A variety of events and special exhibitions adds to the diversity of the Museums annual calendar. These can include; pirates and princess days, crafting fun, science-based experiments and ghost tours to heritage talks and live music, check out our changing programme of events and activities at:
www.scottishmaritimemusuem.org

Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine

Cargo Game

Move as many of the blocks from the loading area onto the ship, without the ship sinking below the surface of the water. 

Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine

Dingy Challenge

Interactive game where you must carefully steer the dinghy around the course. Watch you don't get seasick, the floor moves!

Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine

Don’t Drop a Red Hot Rivet!

In our Irvine Linthouse Building, put on the welders mask, the riveter’s bunnet and pick up the riveting gun. Now, imagine holding it for 8 hours every day! Try and place the rivets into the slots using the gloves provided. Not as easy as it looks.

Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine

Kids Interactive Play Area

In our Irvine Linthouse Building, there's a pirate ship where children can use items from the dressing-up box and become pirates, or for smaller children, there is a ballpool. Also close by is a boating pond who will interest all of us who are young at heart. You can use one of the readymade foam boats or purchase one to make yourself. 

Scottish Maritime Museum
Irvine

Puffer Challenge

Interactive game, where children can build their own puffer by selecting various options. At the end of the game, the puffer will steam across the screen, and give a score out of 10. Can you build the Puffer so that it sails from one end of the screen to the other?

Scottish Maritime Museum
Dumbarton

Smoothing and carving a real wax hull model

On our Dumbarton Scraping Platform, kids love getting involved in this practice of physically scraping the excess wax from the model hull and to shape it, thus making it more streamlined for the water. Exactly as what would have happened many years ago.

Scottish Maritime Museum
Dumbarton

Test hull designs

Water + children = fun! In our Dumbarton Propellor Workshop, test different hull designs in our mini experiment tank with its own wave making machine. Children can watch their boat progress down the tank with the help of the wave machine.  

Scottish Maritime Museum

The Scottish Maritime Museum holds an important; nationally recognised and varied collection of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery, machine tools, small vessels, canoes, lifeboats and other fascinating personal items. The Scottish Maritime Museum also has an ambitious three year programme to create an art collection of national significance.

This growing art collection, which includes works by George Wyllie, Francis Cadell, Benno Schotz and Tom McKendrick, brings an exciting new dimension to the Museum’s nationally recognised collection of maritime heritage.