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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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Neighborhood: Anderston
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Address: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-357-3699
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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A fascinating insight to "Life on the Ocean Waves"!

I had no idea this vessel had such an interesting history. The restoration project has been a wonderful example of painstaking work and devotion. There are a good many items to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CaravannersDandK
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Lancaster, United Kingdom

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea this vessel had such an interesting history. The restoration project has been a wonderful example of painstaking work and devotion. There are a good many items to entertain youngsters as well as adults. The displays are very informative.

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good bit of history on this vessel docked at the riverside museum in Glasgow free admission though they ask for a donation, younger kids weren't so facinated but they are only 2 but 10 year old enjoyed herself

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Thank Josh P
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting historyand Insight in to a fascinating part of Scottish history ,allowed on all decks of ship seeing how the crew lived.

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Thank Helen P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a bit bare, not a lot is happening. I would suggest a few more information boards. Does have a cafe on board though.

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Thank larissajodee
Inverness, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free attraction so it is worth checking out, as doing this as past of the Transport museum which you can access the Tall ship from it is worth going to have a look and a walk through, to do it on its own might be a bit disappointing but as part of the other museum it is... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

On a damp winter's day we visited the Glenlee Tall Ship and were very pleased by what we found there. We were free to tour the ship and found it to be much bigger and spacious than we anticipated and very interesting with loads of information on the display boards. It is well worth a visit. On board there is... More 

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Thank Sandy C
Esslingen am Neckar, Deutschland
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This is absolutely worth a visit best combined with the nearby museum. The ship tells a lot of stories and was beautifully restored. The kids loved it too!

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Thank HugoHackenbusch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

One of the best free-to-enter attractions in Glasgow. Historically fascinating with great insight into the life at sea on a sailing vessel. It is very well laid out and has good information, well displayed!

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Thank Alistair R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a fantastic place to visit in Glasgow and its Free, what more can you want. I took my neices two children and they loved exploring the tall ship, The best part for the kids was scrubbing the decks, anything that involves making a mess is good for children. Its very interesting and educational. Smashing gift shop that wont... More 

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London
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Interesting to look around and while away an hour. At the lowest deck there was a fascinating educational play area for children.

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