Saturday Events

Special QE2 50th Clyde Boat trip to Titan Crane

On the 23rd of September, the day after the QE2 50th anniversary conference, we will be enjoying a very special, one-off return trip on the River Clyde to the Titan Crane and former site of John Brown’s Shipyard.

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QE2 enthusiasts will meet at the Science Centre (full details will be sent to ticket holders nearer the time) to embark the catamaran Clyde Clipper.  The Science Centre is a 20 minute (1 mile) walk from the Riverside Transport Museum and Tall Ship.

We sail past the Tall Ship Glenlee and travel down the Clyde, before disembarking in Clydebank exactly at the spot where QE2 was launched in 1967.   A live commentary will be given on board as we sail down the Clyde.

Time will then be available to visit the Titan Crane before embarking the Clyde Clipper once more to sail back up the Clyde.  On our return, we will pass by the Riverside Museum, before docking back at the Glasgow Science Centre, immediately opposite the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

On arrival at Glasgow Science Centre the Friends of TS Queen Mary who own the ex Clyde Turbine Steamer Queen Mary, built by Denny of Dumbarton in 1933, have extended an invitation for those interested to visit the ship at her berth there, take a tour of the vessel and view the progress of her refurbishment for further service in a static role. Queen Mary has Cunard connections having given up her name to Cunard in 1935 for their new ocean liner.


12:30 : Gather at the Science Centre
12:45 : Embark Clyde Clipper at Science Centre Pontoon
13:45 (Approx) : Disembark in Clydebank at QE2’s slipway for Titan Crane
15:05 : Embark Clyde Clipper for Glasgow
16:00 : Disembark back at Science Centre

QE2 Doon The Watter Aerial

 How to Book

Tickets were on sale from March to August 2017, but are now sold out!

Further Information

Tall Ship
Glasgow Science