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“Bonkers but in a good way!”
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ShipSpace
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I can't believe this is the work of one man - the work, effort and love which has been put into this amazing place is unbelievable.
A must for all Titanic buffs and anyone interested in maritime social history.
Maybe it is a wee bit shabby but I think that just adds to the splendid quirkiness.
Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

When someone turns their passion into a visitor experience, in their home, at their own expense you can’t help but admire it. The whole museum is a treat from the Titanic facts, to the countless items of maritime memorabilia. Then there’s titanic itself. Not only a visual treat but interactive too. The recreation of the first class lounge with its own self service tea facility was so sweet. Loved the radio room too. Go along and smile all day after and don’t forget to chuck him a few quid for a donation to get it finished. It will be worth it!

Thank ChardonnaySisters
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

My friend and I were curious and went to the museum. We walked on the way near the river and went down to the garden from there. At first, we weren't sure, if it was even the right place. When we got there, we were shocked because of the noises the figures made. The replicas are falling apart and I didn't feel safe or comfortable at all there! Actually, we wanted to leave, but then the owner opened the door and we gave it a try. The inside was just full of probably everything he could find about the Titanic. It would be a lie to say that there was nothing interesting, but I'm sure that there are better Titanic museums to go and you can't take this one seriously. When we wanted to leave, the man told us that there is more down the cellar and actually, we wanted to get out there as soon as possible! We went to the pub after this shocking experience. I was surprised that someone can be so passionate about a specific topic, but that was too much. I only took the pictures I included in this review, because I was way to shocked to take more.

1  Thank safr123
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S F, Owner at ShipSpace, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

How can you see the Titanic, and not be sure it's the right place if you knew beforehand there's a Titanic model? (your friends review mentions you knew) You entered the back path beside the Titanic model which is unmissable as it's so titanic (1:10 scale, 88 ft)
The main front entrance is found via the road pavements.

The “noises” are atmospheric sounds to enhance realism and make the museum feel alive. We don't understand how this is shocking. This is the first time we've heard such a comment.

Titanic model is safe to enter. There's cosmetic damage by winter storm that unfortunately got a somewhat complex section of the model. It'll take time to replace the special parts. It's only recently gotten like this and has been fine for years until a few weeks ago. Visitors can see from other photos what it looks like normally. As the museum is outdoors as well we can't cover the model as it can be seen from road and canal, all sides and is a main attraction. Its not really going to look much better being covered up so people have to bare with us here.

We're keeping a close eye on the indoor areas of the model and of course if it were not safe, we would close these sections of the model. Some aspects also need a paint and we cannot apply paint until the temperatures increase. The other ship is clearly marked as under construction, it it not yet finished, it is not falling apart, it's being assembled.

When I opened the door, that's the main entrance to the museum and the standard experience is to explore the two floors and then the go into all the boats but it appeared you did not enter any of the boats and missed the point of the experience.

You state it would be a lie to say that there was nothing interesting, yet your comment does not reference anything you did find interesting and instead purely negative. Why not say what you liked too?

Regarding photo “stairs can't be used” The sign states stairs can be found 100 yards away from the sign, not right beside the sign. If you want to go down stairs follow the map instructions and it eventually leads to the main entrance.

“the stairs” photo: Sorry if it wasn't clear but those were the old stairs, we moved them aside as they were becoming worn and we of course don't expect anyone to use these anymore. The stairs used to be where you are standing in the photo. That is why the handrail is there. We may put something back there eventually but until then we recommend not entering through the back to begin with or walking 100 yards further along where there is a different set of stairs.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We looked at the photos and as a Titanic lover was excited to make the stop on the way to Loch Ness. The whole outside is falling apart and rotting. The boats aren’t safe to really walk on/through. There is a lot of junk that takes away from some of the more interesting pieces.
There is some good history and memorabilia in the interior of the museum but it’s poorly kept and displayed. The owner/creator happily greets you at the door and you can see he has a love for the Titanic and marine history but poor funding and execution take away from the experience.

If you have an extra 30 minutes and are curious then go ahead and make the stop, otherwise this one can be skipped.

Thank texashollie
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

My partner took me here on my birthday. Took an hour to look round the indoor and outdoor areas. Particularly enjoyed all the old photos of the Caledonian canal and exploring the old lifeboat. A fantastic museum that seems to be forever evolving. A credit to the owner.

Thank Jacob H
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