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The Tall Ship at Riverside

Address: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland (Anderston)
Phone Number: 44-141-357-3699
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Ranked #30 of 141 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had been a couple of times and really enjoyed it but on my last visit there was an old fashioned fair where those of us oldies could go back a few decades by rolling old pennies on to playing cards etc and the youngsters could go on old style roundabouts. The museum is still great, particularly the old street... More 

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Luss, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited the tall ship after an oft repeated return visit to the transport museum. I have previously raved about the massive volume of information which relates to the exhibits on show, each time I go back I learn something new. It was my daughters idea to cross over to the tall ship, I had often thought about it but that.'s... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Accompanying a primary school trip to the Glenlee tall ship in Glasgow was such a pleasure. I found the scale of the ship's interior space awe-inspiring, and there are many features to enrich a visitor's experience--rooms on different levels, a cargo-loading belt mechanism which the children used to raise and drop loads of soft bundles, and even buckets with water... More 

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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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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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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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