The Scottish Maritime Museum in Dunbarton

Scotland and Glasgow have always been associated with Shipbuilding, due to its booming industrial trade throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. If you have ever wanted to learn more about the nations Maritime history, but also want to take a break from the city, then The Scottish Maritime Museum in Dunbarton is the place for you! The Museum was founded in 1983 and boasts sites at Dunbarton and Irvine, with internationally recognised collections. Some of these include historic vessels, artefacts, and the largest collection of associated tools and machinery in the country.

How can I find the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dunbarton?

The museum is easily located from the town centre. If travelling from Glasgow, hop on the Helensburgh Central train and the museum is a five-minute walk from Dunbarton Station.

Visitors can also feast their eyes on the former William Denny shipyard, this features the Denny Ship Model Experimentation tank, which is the worlds first of its kind! The museum also boasts regular Exhibitions and events including the Textile Panel Workshops and the Harbour Stories; Short films. Admission starts at £4.50 for adults and is free for children. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, throughout the year. So why not make the most of your day out and experience an educational and entertaining day out, away from the hustle and bustle of the city!

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