All mortal greatness is but disease-Exhibition
26th November 2022

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One of the cruellest and most gruesome endeavours inflicted upon the natural world, industrial whaling pushed some species almost to extinction. In the Antarctic alone, nearly 1.6 million whales were killed between 1900-1960. ‘All mortal greatness is but disease’ explores the stark, ambivalent story of industrial whaling. Through history, science, photography and art, the exhibition focuses on Scotland’s substantial but largely forgotten contribution to this industry and the Scots for whom whaling provided an unrivalled opportunity for prosperity and adventure. The exhibition, which goes on show in the Museum’s vast, Victorian, glass-roofed Linthouse on Irvine Harbourside, concludes with a look at whales and whaling today across the globe. Content Warning This exhibition features graphic images and descriptions of whales being hunted, killed and processed.
10:00 - Sunday 27th November
10:00 - Monday 28th November
10:00 - Tuesday 29th November
10:00 - Wednesday 30th November
10:00 - Thursday 1st December
10:00 - Friday 2nd December
10:00 - Saturday 3rd December
10:00 - Sunday 4th December
10:00 - Monday 5th December
10:00 - Tuesday 6th December
10:00 - Wednesday 7th December
10:00 - Thursday 8th December
10:00 - Friday 9th December
10:00 - Saturday 10th December
10:00 - Sunday 11th December
10:00 - Monday 12th December
10:00 - Tuesday 13th December
10:00 - Wednesday 14th December
10:00 - Thursday 15th December
10:00 - Friday 16th December
10:00 - Saturday 17th December
10:00 - Sunday 18th December
10:00 - Monday 19th December
10:00 - Tuesday 20th December
10:00 - Wednesday 21st December
10:00 - Thursday 22nd December
10:00 - Friday 23rd December
10:00 - Saturday 24th December
10:00 - Sunday 25th December
10:00 - Monday 26th December
10:00 - Tuesday 27th December
10:00 - Wednesday 28th December
10:00 - Thursday 29th December
10:00 - Friday 30th December
10:00 - Saturday 31st December
10:00 - Sunday 1st January
10:00 - Monday 2nd January
10:00 - Tuesday 3rd January
10:00 - Wednesday 4th January
10:00 - Thursday 5th January
10:00 - Friday 6th January
10:00 - Saturday 7th January
10:00 - Sunday 8th January
10:00 - Monday 9th January
10:00 - Tuesday 10th January
10:00 - Wednesday 11th January
10:00 - Thursday 12th January
10:00 - Friday 13th January
10:00 - Saturday 14th January
10:00 - Sunday 15th January
10:00 - Monday 16th January
10:00 - Tuesday 17th January
10:00 - Wednesday 18th January
10:00 - Thursday 19th January
10:00 - Friday 20th January
10:00 - Saturday 21st January
10:00 - Sunday 22nd January
10:00 - Monday 23rd January
10:00 - Tuesday 24th January
10:00 - Wednesday 25th January
10:00 - Thursday 26th January
10:00 - Friday 27th January
10:00 - Saturday 28th January
10:00 - Sunday 29th January
10:00 - Monday 30th January
10:00 - Tuesday 31st January
10:00 - Wednesday 1st February
10:00 - Thursday 2nd February
10:00 - Friday 3rd February
10:00 - Saturday 4th February
10:00 - Sunday 5th February
10:00 - Monday 6th February
10:00 - Tuesday 7th February
10:00 - Wednesday 8th February
10:00 - Thursday 9th February
10:00 - Friday 10th February
10:00 - Saturday 11th February
10:00 - Sunday 12th February
10:00 - Monday 13th February
10:00 - Tuesday 14th February
10:00 - Wednesday 15th February
10:00 - Thursday 16th February
10:00 - Friday 17th February
10:00 - Saturday 18th February
10:00 - Sunday 19th February
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