Scottish Maritime Museum

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Scotland's influence on the maritime history of the world from the eighteenth century to the modern day has been enormous and out of all proportion to the size of the country. The two sites operated by the Scottish Maritime Museum contain the exhibitions and collections that tell the story of that great maritime tradition. On both sites the buildings themselves are important parts of that story. The sites are complemented by the collection of vessels that represent 150 years of the working vessels of Scotland.

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Why are Scottish Maritime Museum great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Our on-site education officer can help plan and organise your school trip, with a variety of hands-on resources available to get the most out of your visit. We can tailor your visit to meet the needs of your lesson plans, and provide all the resources you will need.

If your interests are in the detailed aspects of the building of ships or the way in which ordinary people interacted with the sea, then the Scottish Maritime Museum should be your first port of call. If you want to undertake detailed research or just have an enjoyable and stimulating day out, the Scottish Maritime Museum can provide it. Inside you can explore much of the Museum's collection including shipbuilding machinery and machine tools, small boats, canoes, lifeboats, and much more. A visit also includes a tour to the the shipyard workers' tenement flat, restored to its pre-1920s appearance.

What size groups do you cater for?

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Maximum groups size ~30 pupils.

Is there first aid on site?

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First aid facilities are available on site.

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