The Scottish Maritime Museum

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The Scottish Maritime Museum
Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, Castle Street, Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, G82 1QS
  • Telephone 01389 763444
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–4pm.
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Visit the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, Dumbarton to discover how William Denny and Brothers’ innovative and experimental approach to shipbuilding made waves in the shipbuilding industry from the 1800s to 1963.

See the world’s first commercial ship model experiment tank, the length of a football pitch.

Enter the world of the bygone ship designer in William Denny’s drawing office, and find out how to design your own ship.

Learn about Denny Brothers, who also invented the Denny helicopter, Denny hovercraft and Denny-Brown stabilisers.

Discover ship models, photographs and historic objects in the Propeller shop.

Experience the working environment of the traditional model makers, clay moulders and carpenters in 1882.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi
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