Following the Lights

Scottish Maritime Museum: Irvine, Irvine
5 March - 18 June 2023
10am - 5pm Daily

Lighthouses have been a beacon of safety for over 2,300 years, with the Lighthouse of Alexandria being one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Celebrate the remarkable history of lighthouses across the British Isles and the keepers and the engineers who made them possible.

The exhibition charts Britain’s iconic lighthouse design through centuries of innovation from the first lighthouse in 1635 and 1821 Fresnel lens - ‘the invention that saved a million ships’ – to solar energy today.

Drawing on a collection of rare artefacts, letters, photography and memorabilia gathered by lighthouse enthusiast and photographer Peter Gellatly, the exhibition also offers visitors a unique insight into the working life of lighthouse keepers.

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