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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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Address: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-357-3699
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor...
The Tall Ship at Riverside is one of Glasgow's most unique visitor attractions! Rated as 4 Star visit by Visit Scotland we aim to transport you back to when the SV Glenlee was an operating cargo ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1896 is one of only 5 of her kind still afloat in the world today and she is the only one in the UK. Climb aboard for this rare opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of the ship including the Captain's Cabin, Children's Play Area, Engine Room and the Cargo Hold Cinema. Take a tour of the ship using our Audio Guide facility and enjoy a coffee while you browse for souvenirs.
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The Glenlee

We really enjoyed the Tall ship. There was plenty to see and do for all the family in the visitors centre and the ship itself. I especially liked that for kid with play area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This was interesting to see what the ships were like, but there wasn't a whole lot to it. There are activities spread throughout it and a small toddler area as well. They had art displays and raffles inside the ship which seemed a bit out of place. Some parts weren't operational, but overall, it served the purpose of seeing what... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We really enjoyed the Tall ship. There was plenty to see and do for all the family in the visitors centre and the ship itself. I especially liked that for kid with play area & other actives for them to do. The wheelchair access was also very good considereing the lack of space for it on the ship and the... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Sailing cargo ship lovingly restored. alongside next to riverside museum. this three masted vessel is well worth a visit, has ramps and a tween deck lift for disabled and prams. Incorporates a café and small shop. many displays with good explanatory signs. some interactive displays well utilised by children and their minders. we weren't charged a fee, but had paid... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was one of those visits we made where we didn't really know what to expect! It was very good and explains its history very well. The entrance is free but donations are gratefully received. It took around two hours to walk around. Also visit the museum right next door which is free too!! Plenty of parking! Pay and display

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Only went into the Tall Ship as the queue for the transport museum cafe was so long. Really glad we did visit! We spent much longer looking around than we thought we would, it was really interesting and there was plenty to see. The cafe on the ship was very reasonably priced, the food was good and the staff were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Visited with teenage son and daughter. (Daughter wants to revisit). Very well set out with a few hands on things to do. A good look back in time how ship looked and what it was it must have been like to be on board in its day. Entry fee is a voluntary donation where in return you also get a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

It hardly held my son's attention for 30 minutes. At 10, he was not engaged by the little children hands-on activities (of which there were only a handful) and not interested in reading sign boards. Can't complain about the price though (free).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

really loved visiting this ship, it tells you the story of its history. The ship is in ship shape condition, you can wander around, there are info boards everywhere. They have a tea room as well and they serve a great cup of tea and a mean home baked scone. They also do sandwiches. There is a small shop as... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The visit started well with an enthusiastic introduction from the chap at the entrance, this is a free attraction, but we did spend £4 on the guide book to help support the restoration work. I was surprised to see the number of adaptations they had been able to sympathetically make to the ship to allow disabled access to all levels.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Tucked behind the transort museum this is a lovely experience for all ages. Great to immerse yourself in history with plenty of hands on learning experiences. Do use the cafe instead of the transport museum, as they had a lovely range of cakes and lunches at very reasonable prices. Run as a charity this museum is free so we were... More 

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