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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 #31 of 170 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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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A great chance to get a feel for what life would have been like on the open seas. It is free to visit and there is some informative signage. There is a cafe below deck, which we didn't try, and a small soft play area for younger kids as well as some hands-on exhibits. During the summer, you can park... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You get almost free reign to wander and explore this vast vessel. It's quite interesting, if sail-boats are your thing, all the kids there today seemed to love it, and it kept their parents amused too! It is a bit sparse - you can tell that there used to be a lot more to do on board (children's activities are... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I mistakenly reviewed this with the Museum but together these attractions make a great day out particularly if kids are involved. They have made the lower level into not only an interesting representation of the ships working history but a functional kids playground, with a small cafe at the end. Loved the film taken in the 1920's of the ship... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We never actually got to see the ship. Having taken a couple of photos we went to enter and were rudely stopped by the man on the door telling us it was 4pm and it was shut. He let a woman and child two paces in front of us in so we can only assume he had some reason to... More

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here after the Riverside Museum - what a great day out. Loved our visit and it was also good that it was a free attraction.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited this after going into the riverside transport museum. Again it's free entry but you can make a donation as we did. We didn't have kids with us but the kids that were there thoroughly loved it. There is lots of space but plenty of nooks and crannies for them to explore. Well worth a trip.

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The last time we visited the Riverside Transport Museum we did not go round The Tall Ship as there was an entry fee and for a group of us it was considered too expensive. However, on this occasion we noticed it was now free entry (although like the museum contributions to the running costs are appreciated). It was certainly worth... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

You used to have to pay to go on the Tall Ship but now the entry charges seem to have been abolished. It's interesting to see around the ship and there's a large café on board.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The tall ship is a great place to visit in Glasgow no matter how old you are. Like everyone has said, it's free (like most museums in Scotland) and you're able to wander through the old ship and see what it would have been like living and sailing on it in its day. The ship also regularly hosts events with... More

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Lancashire, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped here as part of a hop on hop off bus tour. My husband loved it and it's free (donations are asked for).

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