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The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
+44 141 357 3699
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“transport museum” (131 reviews)
“below deck” (22 reviews)
“cargo hold” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Anderston
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+44 141 357 3699
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"fog horn"
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"living quarters"
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"free attraction"
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"free entry"
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"interesting visit"
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"all ages"
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"kids will love"
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"great for kids"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went today with two you children and they really enjoyed exploring and interacting with things. Being able to ring the bell, scrub the deck and interact with the sack Loader was great. Cafe was excellent value for money too.

Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You are able to board and climb all over this lovely, painstakingly maintained tall ship. It gives stunning views over the river Clyde and of the beautiful Zaha Haddid designed Transportation Museum. Kids can swab the decks and shiver their timbers as they play pirate...More

Thank ZeeM845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit when at the Transport Museum....the Tall Ship is adjacent...Have lunch and let the children engage wit all the interactive features...took family fro Australia there...they loved it....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique experience and very well preserved ship, everything is well explained, very informative visit with partly good possibilities to explore the ship and its possibilities, the cinema was great. Finally, very clean toilets and the cafe was kept very friendly and clean.

Thank Heike B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Berthed just outside the exit from the Riverside Museum of Transport, the ship has been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit. Entrance is free.

Thank Highland2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated behind the Riverside Museum it is worth a climb aboard to look at the history and maybe grab a quick bite to eat - its on route for the hop on hop off site seeing bus, so you could combine it with the museum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry for this gem of an attraction, that takes you back to the age of sail. The cafe in her hold is well priced and the quality good . Donations to the million pound dry dock costs welcomed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our rented apartment was right next to The Tall Ship and Transport Museum, so we just had to pay a visit! What a beautifully restored ship. Loads to explore from the decks, the crew quarters to the opulent officers area! Climb the rigging, scrub the...More

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a wonderful addition to the transport museum of Glasgow! If you are visiting for the first time definitely step outside and go on board the ship! Great for children and curious adult minds too. Definitely recommend

Thank Gabriele R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got off here to from the Hop-on hop-off bus tour. Very well maintained and has historical significance - a walk through the ship is like walking through a different era.

Thank Jvalant
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yvonnetorourke
August 5, 2017|
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Response from davidcockburn1 | Reviewed this property |
There isn't that much to do on it, except witness the conditions the men endured - tiny dining area and such uncomfortable-looking bunks. The decks are amazingly slanted - how they stood upright in a storm! I think it is... More
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Haribo28Edinburgh
May 11, 2017|
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Response from Noah H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they even have a changing table below deck.
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