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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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Good wee museum

This is something completely different! It has not only the long testing tank, draughtsmans... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
ScottishEater
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A hidden gem in Dumbarton

Excellent choice for a step back into history of ship building in Scotland. Dumbarton led the way... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
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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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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 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
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Visited on Aug 5th 2017 - the tank itself, which is really the point of visiting this museum, is completely closed to visitors and has been for 2 years. All you can do is peer at it from the one end through a doorway. As...More

1  Thank two2brits
Reviewed 8 September 2017

An interesting museum with an excellent and clean cafe. The cafe is small with the cooking area is on full view. Both the cafe and the museum are extremely inexpensive

Thank EC5682
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Small museum relating to Dumbarton and its shipbuilding past. Exhibits showing what workshops looked like, the experimental tank and lots of photos of the Yard and the Engine Works. Well worth a visit.

Thank Grockel
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our visit was enhanced by a very good introduction from the guide and the interactive social stories from the workers. It is a small museum but well worth a visit. Just a shame that the cafe closed so early as we would have liked a...More

Thank Babs112861
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Wasn't sure what we expected, but this was an excellent way to spend a wet morning in Dumbartonshire. The history of the test tank, and the shipyard, were most interesting, and the familiar ships built here was amazing. The cafe was first class, and both...More

Thank redhammer69
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Good food at a great price spot on. Fascinating finding out how the tested and made these ships. Lots to see lots of good information.

Thank Loraine Y
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Pleasantly run cafe very clean and breakfast was excellent and very good value for money the staff were very friendly

Thank Elaine W
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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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