The preservation of TS Queen Mary will make a great social contribution to the City of Glasgow bringing together generations, with parents and grandparents able to take the younger generations aboard to share their experiences.
Queen Mary will be one of the UK’s largest, interactive maritime exhibits and will provide an unparalleled way of learning about our maritime and social history. As a museum, she will connect local people with their river and its industrial heritage. Friends of TS Queen Mary will seek to provide training opportunities in engineering, electrical work, joinery, craftsmanship, and hospitality. It also will seek to retrain volunteers. Both will help preserve traditional skills. Through the preservation of such skills from the past, Queen Mary will offer a unique platform for inspiring new generations. Queen Mary will offer a range of exciting curriculum-linked learning experiences to all schools in Glasgow, for pupils and learners of all ages and abilities. As the city’s new brand states, “People Make Glasgow”. Queen Mary, however, can help “Glasgow Make People”.
Queen Mary will be one of Glasgow’s most unusual dining, wedding, corporate function, concert and arts venues.
In addition to being made available to the public and companies to hire, she will host an attractive, inclusive programme each year. There will be an emphasis on local festivals and events that will be promoted extensively to attract people from Glasgow’s surrounding areas.