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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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“transport museum”(136 reviews)
“below deck”(24 reviews)
“cargo hold”(13 reviews)
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...more
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150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
+44 141 357 3699
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Maybe not the most famous ship of our time but what a great example of what life must have been like aboard a "clipper". A must for kids - this was real - not a computer game. Definitely worth an hour of your day, and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ship was restored to original form and the history of the ship was very interesting. Easy to imagine what it would be like to travel aboard the ship

Thank GoodOlDad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed checking out all the nooks and crannies and understanding how the crew lived and worked. Great tea rooms too.

Thank VivienneR811
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our granddaughter absolutely loved being on board the ship, especially ringing the bell and scrubbing the decks lol

Thank 640clare
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated at the rear entrance of the Transport museum.It was rather a wet day so I didn't go on board.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool to see a tall ship up close, and with a lot of the history displayed and explained. Lots of family, kids, and curious adults like me visiting. It’s free, and asks for donation if you would like to donate. I would totally recommend...More

Thank Bluerose979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight of the Riverside Transportation Museum is the Tall Ship. You can explore several levels of the ship viewing displays of life on board. Beautiful restorations and all the areas are well displayed with information on each area.

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely time at the ship and enjoyed tea and scones. Combined with the riverside museum it is well worth a visit.

Thank scotsladStirling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship has been extremely well restored. You are able to walk allover it and right down into the bottom of the boat.

Thank 15traveladdict9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for kids of all ages....just watch out for low ceilings, sloping decks, and original railings. Part of the fun. Not accessible for differently abled folks.

Thank anniecat1242
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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
11 May 2017|
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Response from Noah H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they even have a changing table below deck.