Step back in time in a Victorian shipyard Roll up your sleeves and step back in time into the world of the Victorian ship designer and shipbuilder William Denny at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton.
Re-opening Friday 7th August
Watch the gigantic Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank at the heart of former shipyard whirr into action. Built in 1882, the world’s oldest working model experiment tank stretches over the length of a football tank and is still used to test ship designs today.
Discover the story of what was once one of Scotland's most important and innovative shipyards as you take in three floors of fascinating ship models, photographs and artefacts as well as the original Boardroom and tracer analyst’s office.
Then experience shipyard life for yourself, trying your hand at scraping a wax ship model or testing hull designs in the small demonstration tank.
The Museum's Corner Café is open for light meals, snacks and drinks and the museum shop has a wide selection of souvenirs.
Open all year, Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Adult: £3.50; Concession: £2.00; Kids Go Free (up to three children with each accompanying adult)