Inveraray Maritime Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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.
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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.
About Inveraray Maritime Museum
Address: Inveraray Pier, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Off the A83; the museum is on a floating rig at the pier.
OS: NN097 084
Photo Credit: Nicholas Mutton, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Inveraray Jail - 0.1 miles (Museum)
Inveraray Castle - 0.5 miles (Historic House)
Ardkinglas Woodland Garden - 4.9 miles (Garden)
Auchindrain Open Air Museum - 5.4 miles (Museum)
Loch Awe - 8.7 miles (Countryside)
St Conan's Kirk - 11.4 miles (Historic Church)
Kilchurn Castle - 12.1 miles (Castle)
Benmore Botanic Gardens - 14.5 miles (Garden)
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Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Inveraray Maritime Museum. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
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