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The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland (Anderston)
44-141-357-3699
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As featured in Glasgow for young kids
Ranked #36 of 173 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with grandchildren who has a great time , lots to keep them interested and occupied . Free attraction although supporting it would help . Superb.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Tall Ship is docked just next to the Riverside Museum. While we enter, a young lady guide took us on the tour of this Museum Ship. She is knowledgeable and very friendly . It was interesting to view the facilities inside a Cargo Ship and its living condition for those crossing the ocean, There is a playground for children... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

brilliant tourist attraction. My 4 year old son loved it and also enjoyed the fast rib boat ride and transport museum. Excellent and free!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lots for the kids to do here such as scrub the deck and sound the horn. They loved it! A great historical treasure on the River Clyde.

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Lokeren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice to visit with children. They can scrub the deck lift weights like they are loading the ship, clime,... A step back in history that we have enjoyed.

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airdrie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited the tall ship with my partner and my young son! Was great display items but could be doing with few more. On ground level, getting out the lift was awkward as the event glasses were dumped at the lift door making it difficult to menouver the pram about. Would reccommend!

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Recently visited with my two daughters in tow, and we all enjoyed the visit, they scrubbed the decks, sounded the fog horn and walked the length of the ship. The ship is quite open below decks which gives an impression of the size of he vessel, something you don't get on the SS Great Britain for example. There is a... More

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Interesting sight of of a past seafaring life, although more videos etc would flesh it out and there lacked a real sense of what it would be like as a sailor. A three year old was underwhelmed until the play area below deck was discovered. Steep steps, but lifts available. With young children or those with mobility issues a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love this museum - there is so much of interest to see and do for all age groups. Younger children love scrubbing the decks and sounding the ship's horn. There is also a small play area below decks. There is also a café and shop. Information boards are provided at the various areas of the ship and a comprehensive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The tall ship gives glimpse into the lives of sailors and mariners in olden times. It is surprising that the attraction has a free entry when anyone would easily spend 5 quid easily on such a good experience. Although it was raining, the atmosphere inside the ship was totally different and just imagining the situations while being in such small... More

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