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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Fabulous Ship

The Glenlee has been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit (or 2). The location is just perfect, beside the Riverside Museum and you could make a whole day of it by going... read more

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

The Glenlee has been beautifully restored and is well worth a visit (or 2). The location is just perfect, beside the Riverside Museum and you could make a whole day of it by going around the museum and then onto the tall ship. This is yet another free Glasgow attraction, which is fantastic news for families. Buy a programme at... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get a true feel of how they lived and worked on this ship. It is displayed well with artifacts. Nice we are able to walk around on our own and check it out.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

worth looking at whilst you are at the museum you can even mop the decks and have a cuppa in the cafe

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

We saw the Tall Ship at the same time as the Transport Museum which is located adjacent to the Tall Ship. A very interesting experience to give sense of going back in time.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in a party spanning four generations including a wheelchair user and a baby in a push chair. There is a lift on board which allowed everyone to move freely between the decks although access to certain areas such as the engine room is restricted as would be expected. What made this visit so special were the little touches... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i visited this sailing ship on a very wet 'summer day'. Apart from dashing around the upper deck trying to keep out of the rain, there was amazing views under cover in the Captains cabin and below decks. This ship is an eye opener to the size of these sailing ships (and I have visited many before).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free, very well restored, fully rigged ship. There is access to all decks and a lot of rooms as they would have appeared on the working vessel (the Captains quarters appear very comfortable). There is a shop and cafe on board but we didn't try these. I would definitely recommend visiting if you're going to the transport... More 

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

Plenty to see and do and offers a great insight into life aboard a vessel of this size in times gone past. Would make an interesting few hours out before or after a trip to the transport museum.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely ship in beautiful condition, extremely well kept and interesting to see how sailors lived and worked in the past. Free entrance and great for kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely time with the grand children but would have been better on a drier day and not so busy , they do keep an eye though on how many people are on board at any one time so as its not too busy and overloaded, this leads to a que but not overly long to wait .

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