Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA
1933, Wm Denny & Bros Limited
This beautiful turbine steamer was built in 1933 by Denny of Dumbarton. This is a rare opportunity to get on board TS Queen Mary as she is being restored, and learn about the history of ‘The Glasgow Boat’.
This beautiful turbine steamer was built in 1933 by Denny of Dumbarton. She operated "Doon the Watter" sailings from Glasgow to Arran and the Kyles of Bute, for 44 years. She was towed from the Clyde to London and for almost twenty years was operated as a bar and restaurant. In October 2015, Friends of TS Queen Mary saved her from scrap and raised almost £300,000 in cash and in-kind support to return her to Scotland, in May 2016. She came home to Glasgow in November 2016 and is being restored at Glasgow Science Centre. When you come on board you'll get to meet the workers who are bringing the ship back to life, and see for yourself the craftsmanship involved. The charity's vision is that Queen Mary will be one of the UK’s largest interactive maritime exhibits and will provide an unparalleled way of learning about our maritime and social history. As a museum, she will connect local people with their river and its industrial heritage. Queen Mary will offer a range of exciting curriculum-linked learning experiences to all schools in Strathclyde, for pupils and learners of all ages and abilities. She will inspire the next generation in a range of related disciplines.
Tours: Thu-Sun 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm; 60 minutes
Thursday 13th September 10am
Thursday 13th September 11.30am
Thursday 13th September 1pm
Thursday 13th September 2.30pm
Friday 14th September 10am
Friday 14th September 11.30am
Friday 14th September 1pm
Friday 14th September 2.30pm
Saturday 15th September 10am
Saturday 15th September 11.30am
Saturday 15th September 1pm
Saturday 15th September 2.30pm
Sunday 16th September 10am
Sunday 16th September 11.30am
Sunday 16th September 1pm
Sunday 16th September 2.30pm
Parking: Car parking charges apply (paid to Glasgow Science Centre)
Accessibility: Guests will require to use a gangway to access the ship. Some stairs on board are steep.
High heel shoes not advisable; sturdy flat footwear recommended.
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443