Visit the home of Shipbuilding on the Clyde

Please note the Crane is closed for education visits until March 2019.

The Titan Crane is Scotland's most unusual learning destination.

The Titan Crane helped the world famous John Brown's Shipyards at Clydebank build some of the biggest ships and liners in the world, including the Queen Mary, Royal Yacht Britannia, HMS Hood and the QE2.

What we do

  • Primary and Secondary education packs were designed by Teachers to reflect the Curriculum for Excellence
  • These packs can be downloaded from the website and can easily be incorporated into a class activity before and after a visit
  • Topics include People in Place, People in Past, Maths, Science and Technology, Drama and Enterprise
  • We offer workshops led by our Education Team and have been created with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind and reflect the four capacities (successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors)
  • Workshops provide active, interdisciplinary learning experiences and enhance the development of cross cutting themes such as creativity, enterprise and the world of work
  • Our workshop topics include: Shipbuilding & the Clyde, Urban Regeneration, WW2 & the Clydebank Blitz,  Numeracy Skills - Go Engineering
  • We also offer a walking tour of the site for the class which incorporates a trail finder and is topic specific
  • Ex-yard workers hold Q&A sessions on life within a shipyard
  • Models, memorabilia and dress up all combine to engage younger children
  • Culminate with a trip to the top of the Titan

View the fantastic video of the history of the Titan Crane, made by Students of St Stephens Primary School in Clydbank