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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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“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 6 days ago

As you look at the Glenlee today you would never have guessed what a long & established career this wonderful original Tall Ship has been though so you & I can amuse ourselves wondering how life might of been back in the day. After doing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank simon m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this this sort of thing and it was certainly interesting to find out more about life on a cargo ship. Greta for adults and and children, but you nee to be be able bodied for some of the steps.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Egraine
Reviewed 1 week ago

FREE exhibit! Just a bit of fun to hop on a ship and check it out! Very kid friendly but just a cool way to check out a ship!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bethany H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful floating museum at the riverside. I've been often to the transport museum, but never ventured on to the tall ship. We took out grandsons aboard, and they played for ages in the great play area in the hold. There is so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crawfie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting ship. Gives you an insite of how the crew lived on board. The bunk beds look most uncomfortable! You can get a nice hot cup of tea and a cake here

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tall Ship is a wonderful piece of living history, showing what a great seafaring nation we used to be. Worth spending an extra hour at the Riverside Museum to explore this fascinating ship.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dai158
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend a little time on board and experience what life was like on a tall ship. Opposite the Transport museum it is free and worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank madmagic1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unmissable addition to a visit to Riverside. A steel riveted ship built in 1909 as a sailing vessel but also fitted with diesel engines. The ship is mostly as it was when working. A glimpse into the tough past which some of our forebears...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t say anything bad about the tall ship! Free and really interesting! Please visit! Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great day to see a ship. I noticed several young children enjoying themselves. There was.a gift shop downstairs as well. Very historical as well. Amazing ship with ability to see the captains rooms and other rooms in the ship

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.