Hope Floats – Exhibition

Sat, 7 May 2022 - Sat, 31 December 2022 Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm

‘Hope Floats’ reveals the twisting story of Skylark IX, which is believed to be one of only two ‘Dunkirk Little Ships’ from the World War 2 Operation Dynamo surviving in Scotland.

Follow Skylark’s fascinating story from launching as a pleasure boat in 1934 through her wartime service and final sinking in 2010 up to her new role today inspiring and changing the lives of people recovering from addictions across West Dunbartonshire.

The exhibition also celebrates the achievements of the Skylark IX Recovery Project over the last two years made possible by a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) award in 2018.

The NLHF award has enabled our Dumbarton-based Project to plan vital work to help stabilise Skylark’s condition and deliver boatbuilding training for Alternatives Community-based Recovery Service and Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol clients. We also deliver therapeutic arts and heritage projects for people across the community.


Cost: Included in Scottish Maritime Museum Admission. Up to three children go FREE with each Adult/Concession.