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Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum

Braehead Shopping Centre
Kings Inch Road
Central Scotland
G51 4BN

The story of Glasgow and the River Clyde is brought vividly to life at Clydebuilt, the Scottish Maritime Museum at Braehead. A tour of the dynamic and award winning attraction takes you from the 18th century tobacco lords to the present day, using audio-visual, hands on and interactive techniques. You can navigate your own ship, safely load your cargo, take the role of a merchant, operate an engine and go aboard the 130 year old coaster "Kyles".

The museum is home to M.V. Kyles, the oldest Clydebuilt vessel still afloat in the U.K. She is now moored only minutes away from where she was built by Fullerton's of Paisley in 1863. Kyles is a rare survivor, a representative of Clyde shipbuilding dating from the 1870s - a period of expansion of shipbuilding on the west coast of Scotland and in Glasgow. Clydebuilt is ideal for kids young and old wanting an exciting day out. Go to Clydbuilt, have fun and learn about Glasgow!

For half price admmission please visit scottishmaritimemuseum.org and download the information on the Clydes navy exhibition telling the story of Naval activity on the clyde from the 1700's up to the launch of the new type 45's.

General Information:

  • Access for the disabled
  • Souvenir shop
  • Groups welcome
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    Braehead is based at Junctions 25a and 26 on Glasgow's M8 motorway. Follow signs for the Green Car Park at Braehead Shopping Centre and look for the tall masts.

    With its own bus station, Braehead is well served for bus and coach links. Buses stop at the entrance to Clydebuilt.

    Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum Postcode for SatNav: G51 4BN


    +44 (0)1418 861 013
    +44 (01418 861 015

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