The Tall Ship at Riverside

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS (View map)

Tel: 0141 357 3699
Fax: 0141 339 0112



The Tall Ship: SV Glenlee at Riverside is one of Glasgow’s leading visitor attractions and has welcomed over half a million visitors since opening in 1999.

She was built in 1896 and worked as a cargo ship for over 20 years, circumnavigating the globe 4 times.  SV Glenlee is now the only remaining Clyde-built sailing vessel afloat in the UK and is an icon of Glasgow’s ship building heritage.

The Tall Ship officially became an accredited museum in 2008 and she is recognised as part of the Core Collection of historic vessels in the UK, offering an exciting programme of family events, education projects, exhibitions and tours. The Glenlee is also available to hire for private functions.


  • Adults: £5.95
  • Concession: £4.65 (One child goes free with each paying visitor)
  • Additional children: £3.00

Getting to The Tall Ship (View map)

  • By rail/underground: Take a low-level train or Underground to Partick station.  The Tall Ship is approximately 8 minutes walk from here.
  • By bus:  First Bus runs a service number 100, between George Square, The Tall Ship/Riverside and Kelvingrove Art Galleries.  Service is approximately every 15 minutes.
  • By car:  From the M8 west bound take junction 19 on to the Clydeside expressway (A814), or east bound via the Clyde tunnel and head towards the city centre.  Follow the brown tourist signs for The Tall Ship.  Limited parking is available: £1 for 3 hr stay.
  • By boat:  If you are coming from Govan, Clyde Clippers Govan Ferry runs the short distance between Govan and Kelvin Harbour, with ferries up to every 20 minutes.  Visit for more information.
  • By bike:  Cyclists can follow National Cycle Route 7 that runs along the Clydeside, taking you right past Riverside.  There are bicycle racks to secure up to 28 bikes and these are located close to the museum.​​
  • On foot:  You can get to the Tall Ship in around 10-15 minutes, walking from the West End of Glasgow, and around 30 minutes from the city centre.
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