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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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Good for corporate events

Attended an event here recently and had an enjoyable night. The Ship is very impressive, the food and services were good. Drinks were ok but the wine was cheap and nasty but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Attended an event here recently and had an enjoyable night. The Ship is very impressive, the food and services were good. Drinks were ok but the wine was cheap and nasty but the price per glass was the opposite!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tall Ship is a must see when one visits the Riverside Museum. It is a look into a bygone era and it is an excellent activity for all ages.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great we add on to the riverside transport museum. Theres a lot to see from on top of the deck to down in the bowels of the ship. Lots of facts and hands on things for kids to get involved in.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outside the transport museum so easy to access. Spent about 40 minutes walking around the well preserved ship.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ship is very well preserved, you can explore below deck and talk to knowledgeable staff about life on board. It is right next to the Transport museum so a great day out.

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Thank Sylvia L
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Riverside Museum you can climb on board and imagine life below decks in time gone by. It is well preserved and very interesting.

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ship is worth a visit, their is a bit of the ships history told about where sailed to and how it was purchased back from Spain and and rebuilt.

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Thank John M
Inverness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly surprised to discover that groups have to pay, but it is still a very good day out. I went with a group of Brownies, and had a gret visit. Children really enjoyed scrubbing the deck and seeing what the living quarters would have been like.

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Thank mouseinverness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction gives a flavour of the conditions both living and working of the men that sailed these incredible vessels around the world - captured in moving images , actual living conditions and narratives . An amazing and educational experience

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Glasgow Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully restored and maintained tall ship. It is docked beside the Riverside Transport Museum and it solely depends on donations, so PLEASE do take the time to contribute by buying a programme.

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