The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Tall Ship at Riverside
150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
  • Telephone 0141 357 3699
  • Opening times 1 Mar–31 Oct daily 10am–5pm; 1 Nov–28 Feb daily 10am–4pm.
  • Admission Free
  • Website www.thetallship.com
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The Tall Ship at Riverside

The Glenlee is one of only five Clyde-built sailing ships still afloat, and it nearly didn't happen; launched in 1896, she carried cargo for 20 years before spending decades as a training ship for the Spanish navy. Recovered from the brink of scrapping in 1990 and restored to her original glory, she's a floating museum and venue-for-hire with a programme of talks, lectures and costume days.

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The Apprentice’s Tale

On Tuesday 20 August 1918, the Glenlee sailed out from Sydney Harbour, accompanied by the sounds of sea shanties sung by the crew as they hauled up the anchor chains. On board was Ernest (Andy) Andersen, an apprentice who joined the crew aged 16. Guided by Andy's own logbook, his life onboard will be shared through an…

Sat 20 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 357 3699

Sun 21 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 357 3699

Mon 22 Aug

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 357 3699

…and 78 more dates until 4 Dec