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Scottish Maritime Museum

Castle Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1QS, Scotland
+44 1389 763444
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Shipbuilding heritage survives

Free parking, personal welcome and step back in time. A fascinating preservation of Scotlands... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ray D
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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good tour

Realy good tour guide,nice wee cafe clean with nice tables,,,very interesting tour ,loved the old... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
davidmT4517DN
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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The Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, part of the Scottish Maritime Museum, is a fantastic collection of working exhibits, models and artefacts based in the last remaining building of Alexander Denny and Sons one of the Clydes most famous and innovative shipyards.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Castle Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1QS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free parking, personal welcome and step back in time. A fascinating preservation of Scotlands shipbuilding heritage. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Realy good tour guide,nice wee cafe clean with nice tables,,,very interesting tour ,loved the old photos and the walk round the water tanks,,the model boats are also worth seeing ,,,recommended ,,,,

1  Thank davidmT4517DN
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We travelled down to Irvine to see the Lachlan Goudie exhibition and the museum was an added attraction that was absolutely fascinating. We thoroughly enjoyed the art exhibition and got an interesting, informative museum visit into the bargain. Would be great for a family and...More

Thank leslambert08
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Have always wanted to see the Denny Tank as before it was still very much used but closed to the public.Staff member Ann(?) very informative and local and full of details about Denny's (my great grandfather was model maker for McMillans,and grandfather and father worked...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were met by Anne who was very informative about the Denny tank and it’s history. You get to walk around at your leisure and can go back on your self and go around in any order you want. The cafe is very...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Conveniently situated in Dumbarton with limited amount of onsite parking. This museum mainly covers the history of the Wm Denny shipbuilding company and gives an insight into shipbuilding in the Clyde river area. The staff are very passionate about the subject.

Thank ColinAd51
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Another excellent museum to complete the overall maritime experience started at Irvine. Our guide, Anne, was extremely knowledgeable and explained the history and workings of the Company in an interesting and intriguing manner. Wonderful to recall the great days of shipbuilding and innovation that was...More

Thank john g
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is something completely different! It has not only the long testing tank, draughtsmans' equipment (including a machine to make graph paper!), drawings, and model making interest, but also lots of general history of shipbuilding in the town and Clyde. The staff were very chatty...More

1  Thank ScottishEater
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Excellent choice for a step back into history of ship building in Scotland. Dumbarton led the way in the design and testing of ships hulls.The William Denny Brothers were very forward thinking by using recyclable material ie;paraffin wax .. Please visit for a experience you...More

2  Thank nanaballa
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I visited this museum as it was where my great grandfather did his apprenticeship in the 1870's. The welcome could not have been warmer and I felt the whole experience brought me closer to him. The icing on the cake was meeting Mr Robin Denny...More

Thank Otuama
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Response from Veronica T | Reviewed this property |
sorry for delay No its not free entry but worth it
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