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To visit the Museum, please book your timed entry ticket online here

Timed entry has been introduced to ensure that we can manage numbers and avoid overcrowding. All visitors, including our Members, can book a timed entry ticket online ahead of their visit to guarantee their entry date and time. Any unsold tickets will be made available to book in-person, on the day, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Families and small groups of up to six people can visit the museum together. All members of the party must arrive at the same time. Once in the Museum you are asked to stay with your party and, in line with Scottish Government (Covid-19) guidelines we would encourage you (including children aged 12 years and over) to wear a face covering throughout your visit.

See our Visit Safely page for full details of the measures we have put in place to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit.

Opening Times

The museum, shop and café are open all year round, except during the festive period when we close for a few days (check our events pages for this year’s details). Our usual opening times are:

Monday + Wednesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm; Sunday: 11.00am - 4.30pm

Last entry to the Museum is 1 hour before closing.

Museum Entry Costs

Adult: £9.00

Concession: £7.00 (Seniors, Disabled & Student)

Child: Free (max 5 children up to 16yrs, accompanied by an adult)

Members: Free

or you could consider our optional +10% GiftAid entry charges

Gift Aid Gift Aid Adult £9.90 Gift Aid Concession £7.70

Group Visits

Whilst booking in advance is not necessary for individuals or families, we do advise that parties of 12 or more people book in advance to take advantage of our group booking rates. Payment by cash, cheque or debit/credit card can be made on arrival. We can also provide your group with a guide if you request this well in advance. Our guides are all volunteers and are subject to availability.

Group booking rates per person (minimum 12 in group)

Adult: £8.00

Concessions: £6.00 (seniors, disabled, students)

Youths: £4.00 (to ages 16 & 18yrs in secondary education)

Group leaders: £4.00

Group leaders accompanying youth groups are free at a ratio of 1:5 for early years and 1:10 for primary /secondary. Any additional group leaders are £4.00 each.

To book a group visit please contact the museum on 01333 310628 or email

School Visits

We have a variety of facilitated and self-led options available to schools and groups.

£4.00 per child

One teacher/leader per group goes free. Any additional adults £4.00 each.

*We require a minimum of 1 adult per 5 children for early years / 1 adult per 10 children up to age 16.

Free familiarisation visit for teachers and group leaders! Please ask about this when booking

How do we book our visit? - you can book a visit either by calling the museum on 01333 310628 or contact the museum.

If you have specific dates in mind please allow as much notice as possible when booking.

Please note:

  • Maximum size for a visit to the museum is a class or group of up to 33 pupils. However if you wish to bring more than one class or group, please contact the museum to discuss.
  • Particular areas of the museum can be cold in winter particularly in the boat yard where there is no heating to preserve the boats, so please dress appropriately!
  • Behaviour and conduct are the responsibility of the teachers and accompanying adults at all times

More detailed information about school and group bookings is available here: Booking Information for Teachers and Group Leaders

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