Inveraray Maritime Museum
Inveraray Maritime Museum
A 1911 schooner, one of the world's last iron sailing ships, hosts displays on the maritime history of the Clyde and the devastation of the Highland Clearances.
The Museum
The Arctic Penguin is a three-masted iron-built schooner, launched in 1911 and now moored permanently at Inveraray Pier. Hop on board and see displays covering the maritime history of the River Clyde. See nautical memorabilia, and have fun trying your hand at knot-tying and operating some of the boat's equipment. Operate the onboard telegraph, blow the foghorn, and explore Davy Jones' Locker.

The Vital Spark
Beside the Arctic Penguin lies the puffer boat Vital Spark, named for the popular series of books by Neil Munro, a native of Inveraray. The boat, originally named Eilean Eisdeal, was the last of the VIC class puffers to be built.

We've been informed that the Maritime Museum is temporarily closed, as the Inveraray Pier needs urgent safety repairs. We'll update this page as soon as we know more.