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The museum from the front
the 1:10 scale Titanic model is the centrepiece of the museum

ShipSpace was an interactive maritime museum in Inverness, Scotland. The museum was situated along the historic Caledonian Canal at the Muirtown Basin. The 1:10 scale Titanic model was one of the main attractions.

Inside the museum building there were various interactive exhibits, photos, posters and information about the ship available as well as a rolling film that showed divers going down to the sunken ship.

Outside, the 1:10 scale Titanic model was the centrepiece of the museum. The scale model contained three main rooms: a Parisian-styled café, a replica bridge, and a Marconi radio communications room.

Other exhibits outside included:

A replica of the Nautile submarine, one of the mini submersibles that dove 3 miles down to the Titanic

The Guiding Star, a West Coast creel fishing boat which was the last built at Inverness Thornbush slipway.

A full-scale replica of the Star Of Hope, the first Herring Drifter from Buckie.

A 45 ft RNLI Watson Class life boat.

The museum was located in the east building, which had been constructed in the mode of the original west building, a toll house. The two buildings were separated by a corridor.

Ship Space is now permanently closed since April 2018 following the untimely death of the owner/curator, Stan Fraser.

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