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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 tall ship is right beside the transport museum as worth going on board and below decks give you a real feel of life on board one of these ships

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Larne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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Larne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

the tall ship is right beside the transport museum as worth going on board and below decks give you a real feel of life on board one of these ships

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice big boat. Kids loved scrubbing the decks. I'm glad it's free to go round as they isn't much to look at under deck. But the kids enjoyed it x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day had by all the kids work sheets added to the fun hunting the ship for the rats don't know who had more fun us or the kids. Coffee shop on board was clean and reasonably priced. Can't wait for our next adventure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Took my two nieces here on Sunday and they loved the tall ship. Climbed up and down the stairs, rang the ships bell, scrubbed the decks and had a look in all the cabins. Best thing was it was free! Worth a visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here on one off there free entry days think they charge you sometimes was interesting too look around ship wee had cake & coffee on board small cafe area below deck not very accessible disable or prams

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Free admission at the moment as money was bequeathed to the society........lots to see on this huge ship....loads of info and interesting articles about sailing in times past. Has a café on board with hot/cold snacks and cakes etc. 2 teas and 2 cheese toasties with salad and crisps.....£9. Fresh and tasty. Staff pleasant. All very clean. A great day... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

great for the kids and adults especially since it had a revamp. we enjoyed the the games and scrubbing the deck it does state its a free attraction however they do push for you to buy the £4 souvenir brochure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Free entry. The Glenlee, made in 1896, is the only one of 5 sailing ships built on the Clyde still afloat anywhere in the world and the only one in the British Isles so it's a rare privilege to go on it - and great fun! You can go everywhere on the 3 masted ship, look in all the cabins,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited the Tall Ship recently and we both thoroughly enjoyed the ship itself, the accommodation and the history surrounding the boat and crew was really interesting. However, what did spoil it for us was the girl on the Admissions desk was unecessarily pushy about the £4 'donation' to purchase the souvenir brochure. I have absolutely no objection to leaving a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are already at the riverside museum its ok but its access is via a tiny souvenir shop and you have to pay to get on. Its nice but not really worth a visit on its own merit

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