TS Queen Mary
Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA
1933, Wm Denny & Bros Limited
Friends of Queen Mary offer a unique opportunity for a limited number of people 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. 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 mins
Booking opens 1st September at 10am.
Accessibility: Limited access - Guests will require to use a gangway to access the ship. The gangway incline can be steep depending on the state of the ride. Some stairs on board are steep.
Please note: High heel shoes not advisable; sturdy flat footwear recommended.
Facilities: Seating, portable toilet, refreshments, information available in large-print, staff will have undergone Accessible Tourism Training.
Parking: Car parking charges apply (paid to Glasgow Science Centre).