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We offer both half and full day visits and can include a mixture of guided tours tailored to your topic, time to explore our exhibitions, hands-on workshops and trails and space to have lunch.

Guided tours and trails are listed below, but you will find information about our workshops here.

Tours and trails

The Tank Tour All levels (45 minutes)

See the famous Denny Tank in action and learn about historical world famous discoveries and innovations from the Dumbarton shipyard.
SOC 0-01a, SOC 0-04a, SCN 0-20a /
SOC 1-02a, SOC 1-04a /
SOC 2-03a, SOC 2-04a, SCN 2-07a, TCH 2-12a

The Elephant Trail, Early level – Level 1 (30 minutes)

Find our five elephants hidden around the museum! Each of them has a different maritime job. Which job would you like best?

Maritime Maths Trail, P1 – S3(45 minutes)

Maths is everywhere, even in museums! Explore patterns, geometry, symmetry and much more in this exciting trail.
Differentiated trails for CfE Levels 1-4curriculum links dependent on level.

Story of a Ship Trail, P5-S3 (45 minutes)

Follow the story of a ship model from the original idea through experimentation, building and launch as you make your way round the Museum.

SOC 2-03a, SOC 2-06a, SCN 2-20a


Full day, e.g. Level 1 Half day, e.g. Level 2
10.00 Arrive and introduction

10.15 The Tank Tour

11.00 Under the Sea workshop

12.00 Lunch break

12.30 The Elephant trail

13.00 Time in our new ‘Engage, Experiment, Engineer’ gallery

13.30 Time to visit the gift shop

13.45 Depart

10.00 Arrive and introduction

10.15 The Tank Tour

11.15 Scottish Shipbuilding w/shop

12.15 Depart

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