Scottish Maritime Museum

Discover how William Denny and Brothers’ innovative and experimental approach to shipbuilding made waves in the shipbuilding industry from the 1800s to 1963

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See the world’s first commercial ship model experiment tank, the length of a football pitch and enter the world of the bygone ship designer in William Denny’s drawing office to find out how to design your own ship.
Learn about Denny Brothers, builders of the famous Cutty-Sark and inventors of the Denny helicopter, Denny hovercraft and Denny-Brown stabilisers.
Discover ship models, photographs and historic objects in the Propeller shop, before experiencing the working environment of the traditional model makers, clay moulders and carpenters in 1882. Then try your hand at smoothing and carving a real wax hull model.

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Admission tickets can be purchased on arrival, however to guarantee admission at your preferred time, booking in advance is recommended. For advance admission tickets go to the Museum website and click the tickets button at the top of the page.

Adults: (Age 17+): £4.50
Concessions: Adults aged 60+, registered disabled, or full time students: £3.50
Kids (Age 16 and under): Free entry (up to 3 children with every fee-paying adult or concession ticket, thereafter £2 per child)
Registered Carers: One free when accompanying a paid disabled person
Free entry for Art Fund members and Scottish Maritime Museum Members.
To benefit from the above concessions, please bring supporting documentation with you such as your student card or membership card.

Membership & Annual Pass:
Joint Membership and up to 6 children £30
Single Membership and up to 3 children £21
Student/Concession £16

Group Visits:
Attractive discount rates are available for large group bookings.
Call 01389 763 444 for more information.

There are steps leading to the Museum as well as within the Museum.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Tables and chairs in the café are free standing.
Free Parking

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Address: Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, Castle Street, Dumbarton. G82 1QS
Tel: +441389763444

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