Scotland has an intriguing history when it comes to industry, world-famous for its shipbuilding – the Titan Crane in Clydebank is the perfect place to experience this side of the country’s history up close!
How do I get to the Titan Crane?
This amazing structure can often be seen from miles away, due to its daily lights and illuminations cast over its spectacular 150ft body. The crane was built in 1907, and today stands as a testament to this once-booming trade.
Titan Crane Origins
Did you know that there were 42 of these giant cranes constructed across the world? Sir William Arroll Bros, a firm in Glasgow, were behind all of their design or construction, and 27 or them were located in Britain.
There is a fascinating museum on-site, where you can explore the area’s shipbuilding heritage. It has multiple exhibits throughout the year, including the launch of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth 2 from John Browns in the 1930s. Along with this, there are also professional bungee jumps available from the crane – perfect for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush! The facility only opens from May to October each year, and online booking is strongly recommended. Tickets start from £4.95 for adults and £3.50 for concessions. With this, there are also family tickets available, from £13.50 per ticket. So, why not come on down and immerse yourself in this area’s famous shipbuilding heritage?
- Parking available.
- Wheelchair access.
- Gift Shop.