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“'Free Entry'”

The Tall Ship at Riverside
Ranked #20 of 338 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Beware...'Free Entry' actually means you will be asked and expected to make a donation at the entrance.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great history with this ship. Well displayed. Great facts with reproduced areas eg cabins. Its a free attaction but is the opportunity to give a donation or buy a guide book or gift. Also a cafe although we did not use. Situated outside if the transport museum so you can combine the two.

2  Thank yorkshireladdie
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

A great chance to get a feel for what life would have been like on the open seas. It is free to visit and there is some informative signage. There is a cafe below deck, which we didn't try, and a small soft play area for younger kids as well as some hands-on exhibits. During the summer, you can park at Govan and take a free boat across the river to the ship.

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

You get almost free reign to wander and explore this vast vessel. It's quite interesting, if sail-boats are your thing, all the kids there today seemed to love it, and it kept their parents amused too! It is a bit sparse - you can tell that there used to be a lot more to do on board (children's activities are signposted but missing, audio-tour points marked but no audio-tour available, etc.) and if that returns it's be a 5 star attraction!

The staff are a bit pushy at the entry desk, trying to force the guide upon you - in hindsight I should have bought it as the information around the ship wasn't as much as I'd have liked.

Thank smckane
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I mistakenly reviewed this with the Museum but together these attractions make a great day out particularly if kids are involved. They have made the lower level into not only an interesting representation of the ships working history but a functional kids playground, with a small cafe at the end. Loved the film taken in the 1920's of the ship in action and thought it was a great walk about.

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