The Tall Ship
The Clyde Maritime Trust (Scottish Charity No: SC004608) owns the barque Glenlee, the principal exhibit at The Tall Ship at Riverside. Of the many hundreds of ships built in Glasgow’s shipyards, the Glenlee is one of only five Clyde built ships still afloat in the world today and she is the only one of her kind in the UK. The Tall Ship is an independent museum committed to the preservation and interpretation of the Glenlee and the maritime history of the area for the benefit of local people and visitors to Glasgow. Find out more about the history of the ship by clicking here
The Tall Ship operates a programme of year-round maritime themed events and activities, with specially devised talks and tours, school visits and costumed volunteer days. Explore every nook and cranny of the Glenlee, including the refurbished Captain’s cabin, with our brand new audio guide facility, a fun way to learn the history of the ship. Visit the mini cinema and under 5’s play area in the cargo hold, take part in our mouse hunt and put your questions to our working ship’s crew. We also have a souvenir gift shop and coffee shop on board. Check back to the website regularly to catch up on all the latest news and events or follow us on Facebook.
Ask us about Hiring The Tall Ship for your next event! call 0141 357 3699 for more information or click HERE.
Join the ‘Friends of the Glenlee’ from just £15 per year! You can visit the ship as often as you like and get a hot drink during your visit. You will also receive a newsletter and invitations to exclusive events. Click HERE for more information.
Visit Kelvin Harbour
The City’s new hub for on-river activities and services including a cross-river ferry facility and Seaforce powerboat rides, Come down and enjoy all the Clyde has to offer! Click HERE for further information.
Anchor and Sail Project
Anchor & Sail is a traditional boatbuilding project, initiated by The Galgael Trust (Govan) and the Clyde Maritime Trust (Riverside). It is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and with match funding the project costs, in total, approximately £450,000.
The Project will run for three years from June 2014. It will recruit 8 apprentices across the two workshops at Galgael and the Tall Ship (Clyde Maritime Trust). Volunteers are also recruited, who may be unemployed, or on social benefit, and wish to learn more about the heritage and skills required in traditional boatbuilding.
At The Tall Ship the first boat to be worked upon is ‘Starcrest’ a 1922, 40 ft, carvel built motor launch. She is in poor condition, and requires a lot of work. Once completed, and if a Maritime Coastguard Agency certification is awarded, it is hoped to use her on the river for school groups to learn about the River Clyde’s world renowned shipbuilding.
Also, at The Tall Ship two boats will be built- a Lifeboat and a Captain’s Gig. They will complete Glenlee’s (1896) compliment of four boats that is- two Lifeboats, a Pinnace and a Captain’s Gig.
There will be 3 open days at The Tall Ship. If you are interested in coming along to The Tall Ship’ workshop, they are on Saturdays: 4th April; 19th September (Doors Open); and 17th October, all from 11am to 3.30pm.