Window on the Clyde

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Family photos of the river's golden age.

Through the window of his Dunoon home amateur photographer Robert Paterson captured a bygone era of the Clyde. Using his extraordinary photography collection the Scottish Maritime Museum looks back at the pleasure, innovation, and tragedy that took place on these waters. Join us as we open a window onto the world of Clydebuilt ships.

‘Window on the Clyde’ photography exhibition tells the story of the Clyde during the period of the late 1800s to the end of World War II. Three generations of the Paterson family contributed to the Paterson Photography Collection, a 60,000 strong collection of photographs, slides and negatives. Along with photographs, objects tell the story of the River Clyde through the life and times of Paterson family.

In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. Find out more about how #GoIndustrial is taking part!

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