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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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Neighborhood: Anderston
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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 admission is free to the boat but they ask for a donation of £4 for a guide book to help keep the boat maintained. We didn't grudge this at all. The boat is just brilliant my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The admission is free to the boat but they ask for a donation of £4 for a guide book to help keep the boat maintained. We didn't grudge this at all. The boat is just brilliant my nephew adored it from scrubbing the deck to looking at the engine room and tying knots and playing in the little play area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The last existing ship made in the Glasgow shipyard. Very interesting interiors with the souvenir shop and bar. Free entry, close to the Riverside Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Tall Ship is next to the Riverside Transport Museum. Good insight into history of the ship and life on board for officers and crew. Cafe on board. Worth a visit to Riverside Museum at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fantastic attraction for both tourists and locals with loads to see and do. I only wish as a city Glasgow would capitalise on its shipbuilding past. The Glenlee is just one tiny part of the Clydeside. She is a beautiful ship and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is so great for all ages but you have to able to watch out if your with someone older as some of the steps are steep !! It's an amazing ship and my boss got married on it !! Very different !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This really is worth a visit. Well presented museum. Top deck allows the kids to see great views along the Clyde, decks to scrub so they can play Pirates, lots of information along the way on various decks to explore history. There's a play area for the little pirates, a cafe and organised activities throughout the school holidays. Great day... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Did not expect to find this ship in Glasgow. Enjoyed myself a lot and visited it multiple times. This is an actual ship turned into a wonderful museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This is the same as the art galleries it can be a cheap or not expensive day depending on the family or person visiting you can take your own picnic and enjoy this at the waterfront or eat in the cafe in the museum which is reasonable but if you have children and are watching your budget you can visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Access to the tall ship is just a few yards away from the rear doors of the Riverside Museum. There is a café and gallery below the main deck and the engines and hold can be reached by a further set of stairs. It is very interesting to see the various compartments,, living quarters and historical documents which definitely gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I absolutely love the Tall Ship. A museum made from an actual ship is a brilliant idea and it's incredibly fun and informative. I've been with my family a couple of times now and each time has been terrific. The fact that you get to walk around on deck, go into compartments and even go below deck was a great... More 

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Additional Information about The Tall Ship at Riverside

Address: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-357-3699
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Anderston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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