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Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton

Castle Street | Near ASDA, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1QS, Scotland
+44 1389 763444
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Curiosity & eddifcation

A great experience for anybody who is interested in Maritime matters, Wm Denny were one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian F
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Worth a visit if you're interested

This museum is located in the old Denny works and is well worth a visit if you are in the area and... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
jon0269
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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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Castle Street | Near ASDA, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1QS, Scotland
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+44 1389 763444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience for anybody who is interested in Maritime matters, Wm Denny were one of the great Scottish Shipbuilders & all that’s left is memories & the test tank, the young lady at reception was a font of knowledge & I really enjoyed my...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This museum is located in the old Denny works and is well worth a visit if you are in the area and are interested in Scottish maritime history. The place seems to have been frozen in time from the day the place closed down and...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It is so hands on and authentic. Its very laid back.. You just help yourself to play with boat drawing tools and model testing tanks and equipment. Great.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

An absolute hidden gem , full of interest for everyone from the technical details of how wax model ships were built and designed to the social history of the area . Illustrates a wealth of skills lost . Friendly , helpful staff add to the...More

1  Thank taffglasgow
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

When the river Clyde led the world in ship building this experiment tank was built. The information gathered allowed Denny's to build the most efficient ships of the time. All the machines and instruments have been left as they were when in use and displays...More

1  Thank Sandytrains
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Planned day out to Dumbarton Castle and the SMM by last of the summer wine plus one young lad . After alighting from the Glasgow to Uig Citylink bus we ventured down into Dumbarton centre came across the SMM first We were greeted by Anne...More

1  Thank Nauldy1978
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David M, Manager at Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for your comments and I will pass you appreciation on to Anne and her Team.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We came upon this by accident and I am very glad that we did. The museum has been sensitively added into the Denny tank building which still looks like the last shift could come back in and pick up where they left off. The staff...More

2  Thank 1davidhennessy
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Visited this wonderful site for the 6th time and found it even more interesting than before. The staff, especially Anne, are helpful and know the history and technical side of the site. Each visit has more displays to read and understand and 2/3 hours can...More

1  Thank Graham M
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Visited museum before lots of good info 2 day we were in the excellent wee cafe area... top class good value

4  Thank John M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had the pleasure of visiting this Museum today, excellent introduction to the history off the museum. The little gem in Dumbarton, lots of history on ship building from early 1800's through to the 1960's, the birth of the Hover Craft started here also. Plenty off...More

1  Thank David K
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sorry for delay No its not free entry but worth it
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