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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” (127 reviews)
“below deck” (22 reviews)
“cargo hold” (11 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Tall Ships at Riverside while taking the Hop On - Hop Off bus tour of Glasgow. It is a great place to sit and watch the people go by and think about the history of Glasgow. This is a "must see" visit...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the tall ship in September with my partner & we bought a temperature tear drop, my partner broke it accidental the other week and was really upset, I rang the tall ship and they helped me really well, they sent me one out...More

Thank Jordzzz199
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tall ships still afloat are rare. This lady is in very good condition. The intricate rigging looks quite ready to put to sea, the decks are sound and the above deck houses look in near perfect shape. Worth your time and a donation to help...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Only marked this down because work happening to the ship and so a bit restricted. Another free attraction, although we did put in donations to this and the museum. well worth it.

Thank fredagrant
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fascinating restored sailing ship with a waterfront location on the Clyde. So much to see and worth wandering round the decks. Well done and worth a visit.

Thank Alastair W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting old ship with lot of old things. There was lot of things how the people live in old time on ship. I liked it.

Thank Airi E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking throughout the ship and it’s various cabins. It’s definitely worth a quick stop if you’re at the transport museum.

Thank Noah H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tall Ship is a beautiful museum, made all the better as you actually get to board the ship! Free entry with requested donation is a great way to entice people in too. It was a very busy spring day when we visited but it...More

Thank JCS1409
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This FREE visitor attraction is excellent - gives you a real insight into how mariners used to ply their trade across the oceans. It's a great place especially for kids to visit as they can run about below decks.

Thank JohnnyMcL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed exploring the tall ship at Riverside. It was so interesting to be on a ship with so much history and see how the people on-board lived and worked back then.

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yvonnetorourke
5 August 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
11 May 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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