museums and attractions

Maritime

SeaCity Museum

Havelock Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7FY.
Tel: 023 8083 3007.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Tells the story of the people of Southampton and their connection with the sea. Includes 'Titanic' story and Gateway to the World exhibitions.

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Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3AB.
Tel: 01333 310 628.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

A comprehensive view of the Scottish fishing Industry past and present, including the heyday of the Steam Drifters. Models and actual veteran boats, typical…

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Scalloway Museum

Castle Street, Scalloway, Shetland, ZE1 0TP.
Tel: 01595 880 734.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The Shetland Bus was the name given to clandestine operations to and from occupied Norway during the war. The full story of the memorial and the Shetland…

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Salmon Bothy Museum

Links Road, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, AB45 2SS.
Tel: 01261 842 951.

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Housed in what were the ground floor ice house chambers, with displays, artefacts and information about Portsoy’s harbours, industry, trade and Salmon…

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Sail Loft

The Copper Kingdom Centre, Amlwch Port, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL68 9HE.
Tel: 01407 830 298.

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  • Part disabled access

The museum contains a range of displays and artefacts associated with the maritime history of Amlwch Port. It has an unusual sloping floor which it is…

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ.
Tel: 023 9283 9766 .

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Explore 800 years of Naval history where you will find Nelson's famous flagship 'HMS Victory', the National Museum of the Royal Navy and a Victorian warship…

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Porthmadog Maritime Museum

The Harbour, Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9LU.
Tel: 01766 514 581.

  • Part disabled access

Situated in the last remaining slate shed on the harbour, it has a large collection of artefacts depicting the seafaring activities of the area – the…

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum 2017

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS.
Tel: 023 9251 0354.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The world’s only British WW2 ocean-going submarine, now ready for patrol and brought to life by real submariners. The museum is home to historic submarines…

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Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre

Hook Head, Waterford, Co. Wexford, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 51 397 055.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

It is 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…

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Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh , Midlothian, EH6 6JJ.
Tel: 0131 555 5566.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you…

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Paddle Steamer – Kingswear Castle

Dartmoth River Boats, 5 Lower Street, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9AJ.
Tel: 01803 555 872.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

The award winning PS ‘Kingswear Castle‘ is now back in her original haunts of the River Dart in Devon and operates regular public trips between Dartmouth…

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Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, NE64 6DB.
Tel: 01670 811 951.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Celebrates the rich maritime heritage of a historic fishing village and Northumberland's coastline. Discover life in a historic fishing village. Discover…

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National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 0XZ.
Tel: 01429 860 077.

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Historic ships HMS ‘Trincomalee’ and PS ‘Wingfield Castle’ (one of the two Humber ferries) in historic quay setting. A variety of locally built…

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National Maritime Museum – Cornwall

Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY.
Tel: 01326 313 388.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Cornwall’s maritime attraction is home to exciting exhibitions and a wide range of galleries taking visitors on a journey through the overwhelming influence…

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Paddle Steamer – Waverley

Waverley Terminal, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow, Glasgow, G3 8HA.
Tel: 0141 243 2224.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Britain's last sea-going paddle steamer, built in 1947 and powered by a triple expansion diagonal steam engine which can be seen in the engine room.

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Paddle Steamer – Medway Queen Visitor Centre

Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1RX.
Tel: 01634 575 717.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The last of the Thames Estuary paddle steamers, famous for her heroic service at Dunkirk in 1940. The Visitor Centre showcases the history of the ship…

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Paddle Steamer – Tattershall Castle

Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, Greater London, SW1A 2HR.
Tel: 020 7839 6548.

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  • Part disabled access

Preserved and moored alongside Victoria Embankment opposite the London Eye, and restored to her former glory with the engine on view. Steam enthusiasts…

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Paddle Steamer – Maid of the Loch

The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QX.
Tel: 01389 711 865.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Last of the Loch Lomond paddle steamers, and last paddler to be built for the railways. Saw service from 1953 until 1981. At Balloch Pier next to Balloch…

Transport / Maritime

North Devon Maritime Museum

Odun House, Odun Road, Appledore, Devon, EX39 1PT.
Tel: 01237 422 064.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Offers an insight into the rich shipbuilding and seafaring history of the area. In seven exhibition rooms, visitors can discover the WW2 beach landing…

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Newhaven Museum

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0DH.
Tel: 01273 515 404.

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  • Part disabled access

Local museum containing many items of interest, small relics, photographs etc., including many of early steamers.

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Nautical Museum

Bridge Street, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 1AX.
Tel: 01624 648 000.

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

The museum is a fascinating ‘Tardis like’ building. This tiny museum originates from the discovery of the 18th century armed yacht, the ‘Peggy’,…

Transport / Maritime

National Waterfront Museum

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 3RD.
Tel: 0300 111 2333.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Housed in spectacular fashion, in an original and listed waterfront warehouse linked to a new, ultra-modern slate and glass building. Here you can discover…

Transport / Maritime

National Maritime Museum

Romney Road, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 9NF.
Tel: 020 8858 4422.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The world’s largest maritime museum with a vast collection that spans artworks, maps and charts, memorabilia and thousands of other objects. Explore…

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Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Kinnaird Head, Stevenson Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 9DU.
Tel: 01346 511 022.

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  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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

Transport / Maritime

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