Recommended for a good fun & informative day out. Suitable for individuals, couples, groups and families (6yrs up recommended)
Starting in the Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine.
Meet at 2 pm - Tour commences at 2.15 am
The tour lasts 2 hours and you have full access to the Maritime Museum before and after, all included in your ticket price.
This tour includes -
Scottish Maritime Museum vast display of maritime exhibits
An introduction to Betsy Miller, first registered female ships captain who hailed from Saltcoats.
A short walk to the ship workers tenement rooms and a look into the lifestyle of a 1920’s family hosted by Maggie MacIntosh
An opportunity to sample Scottish infused rum at the Harbour Lights Inn (18’s & over, only) Non alcoholic ginger wine will be available for young seafarers and designated drivers.
Free time to spend exploring the Harbourside, Irvine, beach park, pubs, restaurants, cafes & coffee houses. Also a chance to look at current exhibitions in the Harbour Arts Centre and watch the artists in action at the studios.
You may return to the Scottish Maritime Museum at any time during the day with your visitors ticket, until closing.
Ticket price £20 per adult and £12 per child.
Access is good and all on one level. Wheelchair users can be accommodated with prior notice.
A short walk is necessary as part of this tour.
The weather can be changeable at the harbouside. Please ensure you have appropriate clothing for cold & possibly wet weather.
Enjoyable tours of Ayrshire hosted by historical characters with drink & food tastings