We are currently undergoing exciting maintenance projects that will safeguard the future of the Glenlee and improve the visitor experience. This may mean that the ship looks different than usual. We are very grateful to the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and the Friends of Glasgow Museums for their ongoing support.
© Daniel Jones, National Historic Ships Photographer of the Year 2020
From a British cargo vessel, an Italian ship of mystery, to a sail training icon of the Spanish Navy, the Tall Ship Glenlee has adapted to many changes over her 126-year history.
The sail-powered cargo vessel circumnavigated the globe several times, underpinned by the famous Clydebuilt steel hull that has far outlived her original purpose when she found new life as a naval classroom for building maritime skills for over 70 years in Spain.
Threatened with scrappage, the Clyde Maritime Trust bought the ship with an ambitious restoration plan in 1993, which has enabled a new life for the ship in Glasgow. The Tall Ship Glenlee continues to share stories of the people and places of the ship while providing a unique space for learning, heritage and entertainment in the city.
The Tall Ship Glenlee Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (SC004608) that manages the running and maintenance of the Tall Ship Glenlee.
Financial support from visitors, individuals, companies and other donors, alongside support from heritage organisations and local authorities, is essential to keep the ship afloat for future generations.
Any donation that you can make will help greatly with this work and you can play a part in restoring the maritime heritage of Scotland that helped the City of Glasgow flourish.