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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“transport museum” (124 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
150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
+44 141 357 3699
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My first time to the riverside and tall ship. Very interesting how we sailed across the seven seas back in the day. Great for kids and adults

Thank ADZ552
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got the wrong information on the website so it was already close when I got there, couldn't get in and see the inside. Quite a bad thing because it was the main reason to go to riverside. Very desapointed... It was one of the things...More

Thank filipap993
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my child's birthday on the ship, it was a great place and it won a lot of praise from the other parents. I'd recommend it for future parties. Very pleasant staff. It's best to take full control yourself once you have the booking.

Thank scotsdiner12
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always take our friends here if they are visiting Glasgow. A great place to explore, it is now free entry. All ages love it and sometimes there are exhibitions aboard. Our daughter had her 7th birthday party there and the kids dressed as mermaids...More

1  Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have visited here a couple of times, both times with kids, but of different ages. And they loved it. there is a lovely play area and cafe on board too

1  Thank Glenda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting. Friendly staff. Cafe downstairs which we didn't try. The history of the boats was well done.

1  Thank desfac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed exploring the ship and the display was very well done with examples of rations, sleeping quarters etc, you could get a real sense of what it might have been like to have been there. There were lots of children having fun as...More

Thank Arl99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the adjacent Riverside Transport Museum and I was really looking forward to going onboard the tall ship as friends had told me how good it was. Unfortunately when we were there it was not open to visitors.

Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A bunch of my relatives took me here while I was in Scotland. It's just behind the Transport Museum. What a beauty she is!! Well worth going and getting on it while it sits on the River Clyde. I was most impressed!! If you like...More

1  Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This conversion to visitor attraction is an absolute triumph. I was able to indulge my passion for tall ships, rigging and deck gear, whilst the attention of my grandchildren was held throughout with loads of activities for several hours. Staff are very friendly and helpful,...More

Thank julescadie
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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 Acran | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. The ship has no stairs to get on board but there is steps on the ship and to the hold where the café and soft play is. Sorry I cant be more help