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The Tall Ship at Riverside

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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...more
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150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
+44 141 357 3699
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hi we decided to take the gran kids to the motor museum and tall ship in Glasgow when We arrived we were met with a person giving us a map of the museum and the tall ship and explained were to go which was very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank masiedoll
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this ship because it was beside the transport museum. I am not a lover of ships or water. The kids that were there seemed to be having a great time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SallinsCailin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to the transport museum and I didn’t realise this wonderful ship was outside the back door. Really fun to explore and great information panels. Youngest son loved the play area and the friendly cafe staff made us delicious hot chocolates. The story of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Liz47936
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a 40th birthday party here. Excellent venue. Held 150 easily. The food buffet supplied was excellent and the service at tables was attentive. The ship itself is spectacular and the whole atmosphere of the place adds to any celebration. Great night, well organised and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelalot001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Transport museum before it opened so walk around the back to the SV Glenlee. Also free like the transport museum but it was open 1 hour before. What an amazing amount of work has gone in to restore this wonderful ship....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MisterD25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you are not into boats it is well worth 30-40 mins to spend time aboard the Tall Ship berthed just outside the Transport and Travel Museum. To see how these majestic ships were built and used is very interesting especially considering Glasgows link...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real eye opener of how hard it was at sea in the past. Very thoughtfully restored with so much to see. Even a little café below deck! We only had a short time to visit, so will definitely return!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the rare situation of some free time in Glasgow. I knew of this place and decided to give it a go. I wasn't dissapointed. You pay for parking but entrance is free. It's not all ships and maritime stuff, there's loads of very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richardP5696RK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always seen this on the way past on the train to partick but never really been by it personally and I have to say i enjoyed seeing it up close. Would have liked to have looked around on it but i think there was some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BoxxyKnoxxy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highlight of the Transport Museum. Definitely a must see if you are there. Very interesting the history of this ship and great it has been preserved.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 noahh849 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and they even have a changing table below deck.