The Why?s Man

"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie

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School parties may wish to combine a visit to the George Wyllie Exhibition
with a visit to one of the following Clydeside visitor attractions, making it a whole-day trip.


Riverside Transport Museum, Glasgow
A George Wyllie sculpture of a tram with wings greets you as you enter the Riverside Museum. This sculpture, Towards the Great Terminus, was created to commemorate the last Glasgow tram. The Riverside Museum has many trains, ships, trams, cars and bikes, and interactive information stands about Clydeside industries. Combining a visit to it, with a trip to the George Wyllie exhibition at the Mitchell, helps to put his art in its historical and geographic setting.

Denny Tank, Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton
George Wyllie tested the Paper Boat at the Denny Tank before launching it on the Clyde. The test facility was where the designs for the massive Clyde-built ships were undertaken. School parties can take part in workshops which challenge them to build and test paper boats on the tank, as well as learning about shipbuilding on the Clyde.

Titan Crane, Clydebank
There are now only four Titan Cranes on the Clyde. The one in Cydebank has a visitor centre where school parties can take part in workshops about shipbuilding on the Clyde, as well as going to the top of the 150ft crane.

Fairfields Heritage Centre, Govan
Opening in the spring of 2013, Fairfields Heritage Centre will illustrate the history of the Fairfield shipyard from its early beginnings in Govan to its eventual liquidation, looking at the highs and lows of the company and the community.

George Wyllie Education Initiative

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