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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” (132 reviews)
“below deck” (22 reviews)
“cargo hold” (13 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 2 days ago

Its quite a nice experience to see the boat and explore. There is a cafe on the boat as well which is quite nice.

Thank AvikB27
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ship is adjacent to the Riverside museum, and is really interesting. many people have heard of the Cutty Sark which was a sleek Tea Clipper, where this one was more of a plodder that carried less delecate cargo. It was great to see the...More

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Riverside Museum in the summer holudays when it was very busy and felt full to capacity, with a long queue for the restaurant and queues for the toilets. With the amount of exhibits crammed in, it felt quite claustrophobic. Thank goodness for...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to visit with the riverside museum. Not a lot to do on it but was nice for the kids running about. Wouldn’t be suitable for parents with babies and pushchairs.

Thank Lydia J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very fun family day out, visited after a trip to the adjacent Riverside Museum of Transport. Children can do scavenger hunts and play in the small soft play zone below decks. The soft play zone is really only suitable for kids under 7 years...More

Thank ktner2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ship shame about staff attitudes. An awful can’t be bothered attitude at entry and especially in cafe. Ignored by one male staff. Must have been very busy with six people in cafe to deal with. After a good while a cursory ‘with you in...More

Thank rossk1Glasgow
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tall ship is more than 120 years old. After sailing first as a cargo ship and then as a training ship, it was restored and transformed into a really cool museum. Visit the captain's cabins, the "heads" (loo), the massive engine and a lot...More

Thank Arielle L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keeps the kids busy, they love washing the deck! There's loads to see over 3 levels and it's fascinating. This was our 2nd visit. Cafe isn't great.

Thank linda d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tall ship was a big hit with the kids. Loved seeing how travel by boat looked in the not so distant past.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship is out the back of the Museum and easily reached. It's excellent to wander around and through. Interesting to see how the crew lived and worked. We spent a good hour looking into everything - on occasion they have entertainment inside the ship...More

Thank Grant N
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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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