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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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Neighborhood: Anderston
As featured in Glasgow for young kids
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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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You could almost call the Tall Ship a hidden gem. At this time of the year, entry can be sought by making a simple donation. Entry onto the ship itself is made via a classic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You could almost call the Tall Ship a hidden gem. At this time of the year, entry can be sought by making a simple donation. Entry onto the ship itself is made via a classic gangway. There are a wide range of activities to keep even the most video gamed of children occupied. The highlight of the visit was up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Only decided to visit once we were at the Riverside Museum and glad we did! Lots of history and lots to see as you get pretty much full run of the ship from hold to captain's cabin. Plenty of space for kid to run around, soft play area, inexpensive cafe, a real foghorn to sound, a ship's bell to ring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wish I had more time to really explore all the books and crannies, but it was just wonderful. My husband really enjoyed getting to man the fog horn.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my daughter and 2 year old Grandson, and he had a ball. He just loved sweeping the decks. Also went to the Transport Museum while there, and again well worth the visit. Will certainly be returning.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Tall Ship is just outside the transport museum and is on the river. It has had a fascinating life circumnavigating the world and really good for teaching kids about maritime history and world trade. Combined with a trip to the transport museum makes a great day out . There is a charge to enter however.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

a must for anyone from 5 to 50, to see the conditions that people used to sail the seas in. Moored, on the river Clyde beside the Riverside Transport Museum that shows off the excellence that was the Glasgow engineer and craftsman in building the transport of the 18th, 19th & 20th century. From cars to tramcars, from push bikes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The BFM and buddy went to see the Tall Ship on the Northern Bank of the Clyde. 100 Stobcross Road Glasgow G3 8QQ Scotland http://www.thetallship.com +44 141 222 2513 It is a short drive out of the city and is served well by public transport. It is a wonderful and integral part of the skyline of the Clyde. Being a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went on a lovely sunny day and had a great day, it was a nice walk to get there and enjoy the best if the last days of a dry fall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A wonderful addition to our trip to the Riverside Museum, we found this interesting although it was freezing on the day we were there, so didn't spend as much time as we would have liked. Lovely little cafe in the hulk of the ship.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have visited the riverside museum before but never had enough time do fully explore the ship so on this trip we went there first. Lots to see, very interesting, even had a coffee and scone below deck, and its all free! We did pay for a guidebook as all the cash goes towards ongoing upkeep which must be considerable... More 

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