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TS Queen Mary Tour

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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay

Glasgow

G51 1EA

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With 2018 heralding a major rejuvenation and a whole new 21st century relevance for the one-time largest and most luxurious Clyde pleasure steamer, we are offering a limited number of people the opportunity to get on board Queen Mary as she is being restored, and to 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. You'll get to see the ship's massive brass propellor, and you'll get up to the bridge for a captain's eye view of the Clyde! The charity's aspiration 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.

Tour meeting point: Gangway on Pacific Quay (by Science Centre Tower) Please note: Access is via a passenger gangway that can be high at certain tides. Sturdy footwear is advisable and ladies should not wear high heels. Children above the age of 8 are welcome on the tours

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