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Denny Tank was built in 1882. It is one of the last reminders of William Denny and Brothers...
The Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank was built in 1882. It is one of the last reminders of the shipyard of the innovative and famous Company William Denny and Brothers. The tank was built to test ship hull designs and retains many original features including a water tank as long as a football pitch.
Experience the working environment of the model makers, clay moulders and carpenters in 1882. Try your hand at smoothing and carving a real wax hull model. Test different hull designs in our own mini experiment tank. Enter the world of the Victorian ship designer, in William Denny’s drawing office, and find out how to design your own ship. Join us on a guided tour of the building and learn about Denny Brothers, builders of the famous Cutty Sark and inventors of the Denny helicopter, Denny hovercraft and Denny-Brown stabilisers.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm (excluding the Christmas to New Year period)
To ensure there has been no change to the opening times or details on this page, please check with the museum directly before visiting.
The Entire Collection cared for by Scottish Maritime Museum is a Recognised Collection of National Significance to Scotland