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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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Ranked #29 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Outdoors
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...
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Type: Ships, Outdoors
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The ship is just behind the Riverside Museum and is a really interesting mueum. I was amazed at the size of the lower decks having never stepped on a tall ship before. I think the most interesting part was a wall showing the history of the ship. The wall had the relevant dates for the ship then a row giving... More 

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Glasgow
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoyable, fun, educational. Good fun for all the family, from the captains cabin to the mouse hunt.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went here after going around the Riverside Museum and we thoroughly enjoyed it. For the kids there a rat treasure hunt where you have to spot and mark off as many rats as you can while you tour the various floors below deck. There's also a small area of a pirate style soft play which, although it's not much,... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Situated right next to the Riverside museum, but run separately, the difference shows: the magnificent tall-ship Glenlee is maintained by a charity that doesn't have the resources of its more wealthy neighbour. This doesn't distract from what's on show however - and the Glenlee is definitely worth a visit - but many of the interactive displays no longer work, which... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went aboard this ship during my second trip to the riverside museum. I decide to go aboard because it was free and expected to just see the shell. Was pleasently surprised. There was far more to see. Cabins were set up, Sleeping quarters and sick bay. Most of the ship was acceasible and there is a cafe in the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I love tall ships but was a little disappointed with the main interior, it being mainly given over to a café and shop. If you use the café check they are serving food... we got to the front to be told they were behind so were no longer doing food. The service was so slow they should have easily kept... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An unexpected addition to our visit to Riverside. The children enjoyed ringing the ships bell and scrubbing the decks. Interesting to see the ship from deck to cargo hold. We visited the cafe too for a well timed cuppa.

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china
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Tall Ship (Glenlee) right beside the Riverside Museum, is a 'must see' attraction. It is over 100+ yrs old, has circumnavigated the globe on several occasions; has rounded both Capes (Horn, Good Hope) many times; has survived all that the world's oceans and seas could throw at her, and after an exciting career under different flags, she is now... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Brilliant, the kids loved it! Very well presented and lots of info boards to keep the children amused and informed. Very well done! There is a cafe, childrens play area, and small shop. Well worth a visit, I am sure we will be back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Tall Ship is a fascinating place to visit. We were able to walk all around the various decks. One section is set up to allow you to look into rooms as they would have looked when the crew lived in them--right down to sleeping cats on the ends of beds. There are quite a lot of stairs--from fairly wide... More 

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