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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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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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Fun day for the family

Lots of things for the kids to do. Adults can enjoy looking round the ship and it's history. As it's free (at the moment) I would highly recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of things for the kids to do. Adults can enjoy looking round the ship and it's history. As it's free (at the moment) I would highly recommend it.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the Tall Ship on 25 May with our two grand children. Fairly interesting but not much to amuse a 4 year old. Eight year old Megan more interested but both preferred the Riverside Museum.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've passed this ship so may times, by road and rail, without taking the time to visit! I've been missing out. Each corner of the ship has something of interest. I expected a quick walk round but stayed long enough to need a toastie and tea from the excellent café. With it's history detailed in stages around the ship the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We really enjoyed walking around the ship the information boards are excellent. It also has a coffee shop which looked very good.

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Province of Seville, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fabulous visit to this beautifully restored tall ship.You could see just how cramped the living conditions were for the crew and browse through an authentic ships log for information on the crew,their names,illnesses and who was sent back ashore because of their sickness and other crew related information.They had an activity on board for the kids to see how many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Plenty to see and do on board. You can even put the kids to work swabbing the decks. A lot to see lower decks but if you fancy a cuppa in the ships cafe beware of the noise. Engine noise one side, childrens parties the other. For a free attraction its definately worth a look at.

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Jupiter, Florida
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29 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was interesting to see what the ships were like, but there wasn't a whole lot to it. There are activities spread throughout it and a small toddler area as well. They had art displays and raffles inside the ship which seemed a bit out of place. Some parts weren't operational, but overall, it served the purpose of seeing what... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We really enjoyed the Tall ship. There was plenty to see and do for all the family in the visitors centre and the ship itself. I especially liked that for kid with play area & other actives for them to do. The wheelchair access was also very good considereing the lack of space for it on the ship and the... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Sailing cargo ship lovingly restored. alongside next to riverside museum. this three masted vessel is well worth a visit, has ramps and a tween deck lift for disabled and prams. Incorporates a café and small shop. many displays with good explanatory signs. some interactive displays well utilised by children and their minders. we weren't charged a fee, but had paid... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was one of those visits we made where we didn't really know what to expect! It was very good and explains its history very well. The entrance is free but donations are gratefully received. It took around two hours to walk around. Also visit the museum right next door which is free too!! Plenty of parking! Pay and display

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