Two new after school clubs are launching next month in the Scottish Maritime Museum – and spaces are going fast.

The Lego and Model Making Club is set to start on Tuesday, February 7 from 3.30pm-4.30pm and the SMMArt Family Club will have its first session on Thursday, February 9 at the same time.

Learning and access manager at the museum, Claire Munro, said: “We’re thrilled to start the year by launching two new weekly children’s clubs around our national maritime heritage and arts collections.

“The clubs are already proving really popular so we’re urging everyone to book as soon as they can to ensure their spot, as places are limited.

“Booking is essential and simple to do on our website or in person at the museum reception.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to what we hope will be two regular family features on the museum’s vibrant and year-round events and exhibitions calendar.”

The Lego club is suitable for children aged eight and over with the first Lego model for kids to work on being a Titanic replica.

The family club is suitable for kids aged seven and over and will feature a new activity based on artworks in the museum’s national art collection each week.

Those who attend regularly will have the chance to earn an Arts Award Discover – the first in the series of Arts Awards which allows children to explore and investigate art while they research an artist.

Additionally, children at the family club will be able to enjoy a free hot chocolate during February.

While adults can leave their children at the Lego club, kids must be accompanied to the SMMArt Family Club.

Both clubs cost £2 per child and £1 for additional children from each family while parents go free.

To purchase tickets, visit or the visitor reception in the Linthouse on Harbour Road, Irvine.