Please do not plan to visit the museum, shop or tearoom if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we encourage you to:

Please keep your distance from others (2m)

Use the sanitiser stations to clean your hands

Wear a face covering in all our indoor spaces 

Follow the signs for directions and our one-way routes. 

Pay by cash or card - contactless preferred

Any questions? Our team will be delighted to help


Visiting the Museum

Please book a timed entry ticket

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.

Small groups of up to six people will be able to visit the museum. All members of the party must arrive at the same time and to be granted entry. Once in the Museum you will be asked to stay with your party and we would encourage you to wear a face covering throughout your visit.


Arriving at the Museum

When you arrive at the museum please present your pre-booked timed entry ticket (either printed or on a smartphone) or provide your order number. Please ensure you arrive at the museum at your arrival time. If you arrive before or after your booked entry time, we may not be able to grant you entry.  If you have not booked in advance, we will ask you to wait until the next available entry time.


Café, Shop and Facilities

The WAVES Café is open for takeaways and sit-in. Please follow the signage to our new entrance where you can place and collect your order. 

The museum shop is open to museum visitors and general customers. Please note that in line with Scottish Government (Covid-19) guidelines we would encourage you to wear a face covering.  We are continuing to monitor the number of customers in the shop and may have to ask you to wait at busy times.

Toilets in the museum, including an accessible toilet and a baby changing facility will be open for the use of pre-booked museum visitors and seated Café customers.

Public toilets are available adjacent to the Harbour Master’s building.