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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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Address: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
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+44 141 357 3699
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Superb Restoration

Thoroughly enjoyed walking round this wonderfully restored vessel, originally built in Glasgow and launched on 3 December 1896. A chequered career in its life is fully documented... read more

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed walking round this wonderfully restored vessel, originally built in Glasgow and launched on 3 December 1896. A chequered career in its life is fully documented, finally arriving for restoration June 1993. Work is still ongoing, but it is a wonderful credit for all the volunteers and professionals that it is open from top to bottom today.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We experienced the tall ship at the same time as the riverside museum. Very interesting, worth a look.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This ship is impressive, you can explore it all including the cargo good and engine room plus learn its history. A problem we had was that nearly all attractions in Glasgow have no fixed entry fee but have a suggested donation. We happily gave a donation everywhere we visited. This is only one we felt was not on board with... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Car Museum inside first which was amazing but by the time we got out the ship had closed and we weren't able to get inside. However it was still good to get up close to it and take some photos. It is a really lovely spot and definitely worth going to see.

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

Great fun for adults and children. There are interactive areas and you are allowed to explore pretty much the whole vessel. A really good coffee shop and gift shop selling souvenirs at very reasonable prices.

Thank Alex D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, but perhaps not for those with limited mobility. A fine example of what the Clyde is famous for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

shown around by a 4yr old who had been before..scrubbed the poop deck and investigated how ships were many years ago

Thank lisadkm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see this ship, it will be beyond your expectations and well worth the donation that they give you the option of giving

Thank Karen W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is also a wedding venue and it's great attractions at the price of £0 ideal for all ages Visited again last week and is always clean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent way to spend a few hours and experience life on a sailing ship. Lot's to see and do for adults and children. Donation only but no pressure and well worth a few pounds.

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