Should you be planning a trip to Inverness in the near future, we highly recommend taking a day to visit the Ship Space museum. The whole family will have a thoroughly enjoyable experience in this wonderful museum, in fact, we would go as far to say that it is one of the greatest places you will ever visit!
Entry to the museum is free and it is open from 10am to 3pm every day, aside from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Whether you are a maritime fan or not, you will find the Ship Space museum a wondrous establishment and while there is so much to choose from, the various Titanic features really stand out. Begin your journey browsing the many images of the ship before heading to a 1:10 scale model of the tragic vessel, which actually allows you to go inside and explore it for yourself. Head to the famous Parisian cafe, the bridge and see what the Marconi wireless room was like – why not send an SOS and hear just how loud the ship’s fog horn was? Continue your Titanic experience by climbing into the sphere replica of the Nautile submarine, which is one of the small submersibles which actually dives down to the Titanic.
The museum offers so much to do and we can guarantee that the kids will have fun seeing how fast they can try on a survival suit as well as having the chance to explore an actual 45 foot Watson life boat that was originally used to save 58 lives. Continuing the fun dressing-up theme, you will have the chance to pretend to be an actual captain – trust us, this part is ridiculously good fun. Explore a life raft and learn all about the last creel fishing boat built at the Thornbush slipway in Inverness, the Guiding Star. You will leave the Ship Space museum having learnt so much while having an immense amount of fun – what more could you ask for?