Events on board Britannia
Events on board Britannia

Activities on board The Royal Yacht Britannia


LEGO Britannia


A LEGO replica model of The Queen’s former floating palace, The Royal Yacht Britannia, is now an exciting new permanent feature at Britannia’s Visitor Centre in Ocean Terminal.

Created using 40,000 LEGO bricks, and measuring over 11 feet in length, the magnificent 1:37 scale model was constructed from Britannia’s original plans and drawings. It took 51 year old LEGO model builder and fisherman, Jim McDonough, eight weeks to build the ship, on the dining room table, in his home near Arbroath. No glue was used in its construction, and everything can be taken apart.


Come and view this magnificent creation with its incredible attention to detail across the five decks, from the onboard Phantom V Rolls-Royce in its garage, to the white Baby Grand Piano in Britannia’s Royal Deck Tea Room.


Mother’s Day aboard Britannia

26th March


Treat your Mum like royalty this Mothers’ Day in Edinburgh and bring her aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia, famously described by HM The Queen as ‘the one place I can truly relax’.


Discover what life was like aboard The Queen’s former floating palace. Explore the beautiful State Apartments and enjoy a Cream Tea in The Royal Deck Tea Room with stunning views across the Firth of Forth. Sip on a chilled glass of Veuve Cliquot Rosé for the ultimate Mother's Day while you indulge in a homemade scone with clotted cream and Britannia jam, or a slice of delicious cake.


Not able to make it on board? Britannia’s Gift Shop also has some fantastic gift ideas including gift vouchers, tempting fudge boxes and stunning jewellery.