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Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery

Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery is located within the Town Hall in Clydebank, near one of the shipyards that made Clydebank and the River Clyde world famous. Opened in 1980, the museum was originally run by volunteers but is now operated by West Dunbartonshire Council. The museum houses exhibits on the local, social and industrial history of the area, as well as exhibits on shipbuilding and engineering. Particularly notable are the collection of large model ships and the Singer Sewing Machine collection which relates to the immense factory that opened in Clydebank in 1884 and once employed 16,000 people.

After an extensive refurbishment, the museum reopened in 2010 having been renamed Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. The art collection includes works by the Scottish Colourists (S.J. Peploe, F.C.B, Cadell, J.D. Fergusson and G.L. Hunter) and by David Mitchell, commissioned in the early 1970s to record the town as it was undergoing great change following the decline of its traditional industries. The Garden Gallery showcases the work of contemporary Scottish artists.


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