Scottish Maritime Museum Dumbarton

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

Scottish Maritime Museum Dumbarton

About Scottish Maritime Museum Dumbarton

Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank Castle Street, Dumbarton G82 1QS
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At these two sites, the Museum holds an important nationally recognised collection, including a variety of historic ships, artefacts, shipbuilding machinery and fascinating personal items.

Throughout its working life, the Tank tested models of a variety of vessels and explored various propulsion methods, including propellers, paddles and vane wheels. Experiments were carried out on models of the Denny-Brown stabilisers and the hovercraft to gauge their feasibility.

A visit to the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton is an opportunity to immerse yourself in life at the Victorian Denny Shipyard and learn how ships were designed and tested. Try your hand at smoothing and carving a real wax hull model and test hull designs in the mini tank.

Explore ship models, photographs and historic artefacts in the Propeller Workshop. Find out about the Denny Brothers, builders of the famous Cutty-Sark and inventors of the Denny helicopter, Denny hovercraft and Denny-Brown stabilisers.

Awarded 4**** by the Scottish Tourist Board.

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