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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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The visit started well with an enthusiastic introduction from the chap at the entrance, this is a free attraction, but we did spend £4 on the guide book to help support the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The visit started well with an enthusiastic introduction from the chap at the entrance, this is a free attraction, but we did spend £4 on the guide book to help support the restoration work. I was surprised to see the number of adaptations they had been able to sympathetically make to the ship to allow disabled access to all levels.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Tucked behind the transort museum this is a lovely experience for all ages. Great to immerse yourself in history with plenty of hands on learning experiences. Do use the cafe instead of the transport museum, as they had a lovely range of cakes and lunches at very reasonable prices. Run as a charity this museum is free so we were... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Beautifully preserved tall sailing vessel the terrible working conditions of the day well described and demonstrated. Reasonable shop and cafe.

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GLASGOW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's free to go on the ship although they do ask for a contribution on entry but it's optional. Good to see how this ship was run and down below is facinating with plenty to see and read on the posters on the walls of the ship. I believe it is still used to take young people on adventures and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great ship, can you imagine being on something like that in the middle of the ocean!!! Scared me. Right beside the transport museum. Used to charge an entrance fee, Now you don't have to pay extra....So take a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

You could almost call the Tall Ship a hidden gem. At this time of the year, entry can be sought by making a simple donation. Entry onto the ship itself is made via a classic gangway. There are a wide range of activities to keep even the most video gamed of children occupied. The highlight of the visit was up... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Only decided to visit once we were at the Riverside Museum and glad we did! Lots of history and lots to see as you get pretty much full run of the ship from hold to captain's cabin. Plenty of space for kid to run around, soft play area, inexpensive cafe, a real foghorn to sound, a ship's bell to ring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wish I had more time to really explore all the books and crannies, but it was just wonderful. My husband really enjoyed getting to man the fog horn.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my daughter and 2 year old Grandson, and he had a ball. He just loved sweeping the decks. Also went to the Transport Museum while there, and again well worth the visit. Will certainly be returning.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Tall Ship is just outside the transport museum and is on the river. It has had a fascinating life circumnavigating the world and really good for teaching kids about maritime history and world trade. Combined with a trip to the transport museum makes a great day out . There is a charge to enter however.

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