National Art Pass offers available at Scottish Maritime Museum: Irvine

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Free entry at Scottish Maritime Museum: Irvine

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Exhibition

Shipyard Social

8 June - 13 October 2024
10am - 5pm

With a National Art Pass you get

Free entry

‘Shipyard Social’ explores community and identity in the shipyards of Glasgow, Clydebank and Dumbarton from the 1930s.

The Scottish Maritime Museum dives below the grit and grind of shipbuilding to reveal the social life which helped maintain morale in the shipyards in the Summer Exhibition.

‘Shipyard Social’, which is on show in the Linthouse on Irvine Harbourside, explores the social side of life in the shipyards of Glasgow, Clydebank and Dumbarton between the 1930s and the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Work-in of 1971 - 1973.​

Looking close to home, the exhibition draws on the social life at two shipyards - Alexander Stephen & Sons of Govan and the world-famous William Denny & Sons.

Today, Alexander Stephen & Sons’ Linthouse Engine Shed houses the Museum in Irvine and the site of the former Denny shipyard is home to the Museum’s collection in Dumbarton.

Exhibition highlights drawn from the Museum's recognised collection of shipbuilding artefacts include the 'Denny Arkivz'.

Created by the Drawing Office staff at the Denny shipyard, this large scrapbook charts social events enjoyed by staff working there from 1889 to around 1950.

Launch day was a special day in the shipyard calendar. A special display of rare tickets, beautiful brochures and photographs, marks the centenary of the launch of one of the world’s most famous liners, RMS Queen Mary, at John Brown & Company.

The exhibition also showcases a collection of exquisite ‘night out’ dresses from the 1950s, generously loaned by Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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National Art Pass offers available at Scottish Maritime Museum: Irvine

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Visitor information

Address

Scottish Maritime Museum: Irvine

The Linthouse Building, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, KA12 8BT
01294 277177

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Exclusions and safety measures

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.

Visitor information

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