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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Although I've marked it Average, the venue is clearly far from average. Unique wedding venue is the ultimate understatement. It's a fun and fascinating massive old sailing vessel. The food we had was very good as was the table service. The range of drinks available and bar service was a big let down. Accessibility to the vessel was a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was brilliant! Through a museum into a ship museum! Absolutely loved this. So interesting, you can see the inside of the ship, ring the ships bell and press the foghorn thing. There's archives from ships logs etc. A really good day out for all ages!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As the name implies it is tall enough. Only a mariner can understand the importance of such a monument.Have got some good antitiques.Very well maintained ship and is a good heritage property.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

They did a pretty decent job of restoring the ship. The signage is good. Overall, we have been on more interesting ships. Although it is free, do consider purchasing a guide or making a donation,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

An amazing day out in our beautiful city. This is free day out for all the family no matter the ages. You can park the car for £1. X4. Hours. Inside the boat has cafe. Plenty of room for kids to run about. Can scrub the decks. Steer the ship & see how sailors used to sleep. The Riverside museum... More 

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Additional Information about The Tall Ship at Riverside

Address: 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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