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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
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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 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I took my 3 and 5 year old girls and they loved seeing round, its also suitable for adults and older kids. The effort that has gone into refurbishments, maintenance and improvements is outstanding and it really is a trip into the history of Magnificent motor sailers. As a Naval Architect its a "busman's Holiday" excursion and something I enjoyed... More

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