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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
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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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Next to the Riverside Museum - very interesting

We visited the Tall Ship as well as the Riverside Museum. The ship has an amazing history and there are lots of hands on things to do as well as plenty of information. IU was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Tall Ship as well as the Riverside Museum. The ship has an amazing history and there are lots of hands on things to do as well as plenty of information. IU was surprised how much room there was especially in the lower decks

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great precinct to visit as there are lots of attractions, the tall ship just being one of them. There are numerous bus companies that offer transport to this Glasgow harbour area.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located at the Riverside Museum. Restored nicely, fun to walk around and imagine what life would have been like living on this ship

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved our time here looking over this restored, Tall Ship. It's so much bigger than it looks and has 3 levels or more. Its got a great story and its revealed in the pictures and words around this amazing old sailing ship. Its definitely worth the time to inspect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was very interesting to read all the information, and see the different things and areas on the ship. There was a lot for younger children to do, and they had different games to show the youngins about how life on the ship was.

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Thank Linnea M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ship is being restored even as we visit. While we were there, two workers went up the mast to attend to some maintenance. Staff were very happy to tell you the history of the ship, and the exhibits made it possible to imagine it when it was a working vessel. I especially liked seeing the Captain's quarters and how... More 

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Eskdale, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Riverside Museum this morning and wandered across to Tall ship. As I walked through the door a rather abrupt male voice loudly said excuse me and told me a needed to buy a guide book £4 which I did. However, i would rather have made a donation or as it suggested on a board, buy in the cafe or... More 

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Eaglesham, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the tall ship after going round the transport museum. It was really interesting wondering around the different floors or decks and rooms . A real eye opener to how life must have been on long trips,

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Thank Alexander F M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting visit, the booklet about the ship was very informative and well worth the £4.00 charge and as the entry to the ship was free for four of us this charge was not out of the ordinary. The children found the ship very interesting and enjoyed the art section (they made a Parrot), they also enjoyed... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit if you are interested in maritime history, especially life aboard ship. Now free of charge and arguably the best part of a visit to the Museum of Transport.

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