museums and attractions

Maritime

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Kinnaird Head, Stevenson Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DU.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Purpose-built museum with displays, multi screen technology and guided tour of Kinnaird Head lighthouse and castle.

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Museum of London Docklands

No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London, Greater London, E14 4AL.
Tel: 020 7001 9844.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The history of London as a port. Include a waterman’s skiff and a variety of maritime models and artefacts.

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Mundesley Maritime Museum

Beach Road, Mundesley, Norfolk, NR11 8BG.

  • Part disabled access

The museum sits in a coastguard lookout which was built in 1928; it is believed to be one of the smallest museums in England. Features Mundesley maritime…

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Mull of Galloway Experience

The Rhins, Nr Drummore, Mull of Galloway, Dumfriesshire, DG9 9HP.

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  • Full disabled access

85ft tall lighthouse built by Robert Stephenson in 1830. Also exhibition and foghorn. 115 steps to top of lighthouse. Also RSPB Reserve nearby.

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Mizen Head Signal Station

Mizen Head, The Harbour Road, Goleen, Co. Cork, IRELAND.

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  • Souvenir Shop

Out on a point on the south-west coast of Ireland, the Signal Station and Visitor Centre are a fascinating look at life on the edge. Includes the Engine…

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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront , Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AQ.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

One of the largest maritime museums in Europe, it offers a unique insight into the history of the great Port of Liverpool, its ships and its people.

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Mayflower Museum

3-5 The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LR.

  • Part disabled access

The museum is set over three floors and explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the 'Mayflower' to the New World.

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Maryport Maritime Museum

1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 5AB.
Tel: 01900 813 738.

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  • Part disabled access

Charts Maryport’s history from the 1750s including connections with Thomas Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line (built the ‘Titanic’).

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Mary Rose

No.3 Dock, Main Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PY.
Tel: 023 9281 2931.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum gives you the best views of Henry VIII’s warship ever! With the ship in its final stage of conservation, the ducting and the hotbox walls…

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Maritime Museum – Jersey

New North Quay, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3ND.
Tel: 01534 811 043.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Tells the story of the Island’s unique maritime environment and rich seafaring past. Set by the historic harbour of St Helier, the museum is all about…

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Maggie Law Maritime Museum

William Street, Gourdon, Nr Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, DD10 0LW.

  • Part disabled access

Housed in the old two storey coastguard building, beside the old harbour and slipway (the Gutty) in the centre of Gourdon, the 'Maggie Law' was one of…

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Lowestoft Maritime Museum

Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XG.
Tel: 01502 512 434.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Britain's most easterly museum, set in the picturesque Sparrow's Nest Park. The museum has historic photographs and paintings, a scale-model boat collection…

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Llyn Maritime Museum

Old St Mary's Church, Church Street, Nefyn, Gwynedd, LL53 6LB.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Local maritime history including ship building, coasting vessels, herring industry and everyday life at the turn of the 19th century.

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Lighthouse Visitor Centre

The Lighthouse, North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2BE.

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  • Souvenir Shop

Learn about the history of North Ronaldsay’s lighthouse and its relationship with the island. Find out more about the famous Stevenson lighthouse family…

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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Custom House, St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1RB.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Explore Lancaster's golden age and rich maritime and natural history. The museum is housed in the Port of Lancaster Custom House and warehouse buildings…

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Inishowen Maritime Museum

Old Coastguard Station, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal, IRELAND .

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  • Souvenir Shop

Located in the old coastguard station on Greencastle harbour, overlooking one of the busiest fishing fleets in Ireland, with magnificent views over Lough…

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Hovercraft Museum

Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade West,, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS.

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  • Part disabled access

The only hovercraft museum in the world. Award winning – over 60 hovercraft – national collection of hovercraft images and archives. Hovercraft history,…

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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Newry Beach, Beach Road, Holyhead, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL65 1YD.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Visitors can step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (c.1858), which houses a collection of exhibits to illustrate the fascinating maritime…

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HMS Ganges Museum

Shotley Marina, Shotley Gate, Suffolk, IP9 1QJ.
Tel: 01473 788 723 .

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  • Part disabled access

Museum holds memorabilia from the old shore establishment including honours board, figurehead and clocks, as well as a very large collection of photographs…

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HMS Belfast

The Queen's Walk, London, Greater London, SE1 2JH.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

This 11,500 ton, WW2 Cruiser is the last survivor of the Royal Navy’s heavy gunships. Explore all nine decks from the bridge to the boiler rooms, recreating…

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Happisburgh Lighthouse (2018)

Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 0PY.

It is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain.

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Hull Maritime Museum

Queen Victoria Square, Hull, Yorkshire, HU1 3DX.
Tel: 01482 300 300.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The museum is largely devoted to the fishing, whaling, merchant shipping and dock industries and is situated in the former Victorian Dock Offices.

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Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

Hook Head, Waterford, Co. Wexford, IRELAND.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

One of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world and was purpose-built 800 years ago, it sits at the top of breathtaking Hook Head, rich in history,…

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HMS Unicorn

Victoria Dock, South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, Angus, DD1 3BP.
Tel: 01382 200 900.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Nearly 200 years old, the Frigate 'Unicorn' is one of the world’s most remarkable historic ships and Scotland’s only example of a wooden warship, now…

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