Clydebank Titan opens to public

07 Feb 2007

Clydebank's 100-year old Titan Crane will open as a unique visitor attraction at the end of July.  Visitors will be able to take the lift to the top of the 150 feet giant crane and walk along the jib.  They will be able to see stunning views of the Clyde and the surrounding landscape.   And there will be a chance, through modern technology, to go back in time to John Brown's shipyards in the 1930's and l960's and relive the launches of the Queen Mary and QE2.

The Clydebank Titan - the oldest of the five Titans on the Clyde - was designed and built by Sir William Arrol & Co of Dalmarnock and was installed in 1907.   Over the last two years, the Titan has undergone a major £3 million restoration.    The project is managed by Clydebank Re-built, the pathfinder urban regeneration company, and is funded by Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire Council, Scottish Executive, Historic Scotland and European Regional Development Fund.

First day of opening is planned for Saturday 28th July.  The Titan will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.  Visitors should enter onto Queens Quays (the former John Brown's site) by Cart Street and go to the "Purser's Office" for tickets.   Adults £4.50, Concessions £3 and Family ticket (for 4) £12.   More information and for web bookings www.titanclydebank.com

  • Titan Crane ready for opening by Clydebank Rebuilt

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