Glenlee is a steel-hulled three-masted barque, built as a cargo ship at Port Glasgow under that name in 1896 for Glasgow owners. With later owners she was named Islamount and Clarastella. From 1922 she was the sail training ship Galatea in the Spanish Navy. Since 1993, carrying her original name, Glenlee has been a museum ship at the Riverside Museum on Pointhouse Quay, Glasgow, known as The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour.
Glenlee was built by Anderson Rodger & Company at their Bay Shipyard in Port Glasgow for the Glen-line of the Glasgow shipping company Archibald Sterling & Co. Ltd., and was launched on 3 December 1896. She has a hull length of 245.5 ft (74.8 m), beam of 37.5 ft (11.4 m) and depth of 22.5 ft (6.9 m), the over-all length with the spike bowsprit is 282 ft (86 m).
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Leona Gear | Feb 11, 2018
Would probably leave a good review if we had actually been able to get on the ship. They closed early and we were refused despite there still being others on board. Made all the more irritating as had come to the riverside specifically to see the ship. I would also love to know who had the bright idea of only having one crew member at weekends which is obviously the time people normally have off and as such are able to visit museums and attractions. They said they were "having trouble with the pipes"
Matt Wheeler | Oct 4, 2017
Really enjoyed the Tall Ship, it's just behind the Riverside museum which is well worth a visit also. But for the ship, there's quite a bit to see, spot the rats game for the kids to look for (Fake wooden Rats) various other bits to keep them occupied, the fog horn was fun and there's a soft play on board, the soft play is a little warn but it gets a lot of use. They have a small cafe also, great for taking a break, the boat has wheelchair access and it's free to enter, but they do ask for donations and if you can give then it means they can maintain this better for visitors in the future. We really enjoyed it.
Tim Bull | Dec 3, 2017
Amazing ship to explore! It's bigger than you think! There are 4 floors! With lots to do! The main deck is good to see and ring the bell! Mid deck has a cafe and different exhibitions. The lower decks have a classroom and a play area. - Soft play for under 3s. And a few climbing things for 4+. The sack lift we spent a good 30mins messing with!
Gregory Cooper | Jan 29, 2018
Very interesting ship. Three levels with lots too investigate and nosey at. Available for private parties. Cafe is OK but nothing special. Kids small play area. Not for a day out but worth the nosey whilst at Riverside museum.
Justin Strousse | Feb 23, 2018
You can't appreciate the size of the ship into you go below deck. Definitely watch the movie and you will be amazed that this ship is still around and how difficult it was trading way back when.
Pauline Smith | Apr 6, 2018
Great place to visit plenty to do for the kids children under 16 years of age are not allowed without a adult free entry there is a café down stairs
Asha Edwards | Jun 12, 2018
Lots for kids to do, even a mini soft play. But definitely not buggy friendly - lots of steep staircases. Free with a suggested donation. There's a little gift shop and cafe too.
Debbie Clemance | May 13, 2018
Really nice to see the history of this lovely old shop preserved. It's a must visit, free entry and won't take all day to see it. Kids will love. And it will bring out the inner child in any adult too.
Phill Longley | May 20, 2018
Fantastic place to visit. Steeped in history and a spooky location at night. I was lucky enough to spend a night on board with ukghostnights and had an amazing time.
Gary Short | May 16, 2018
This is great, free to go on board, they ask for donations which I was happy to do. There is plenty to look at and explore, kids big and small love ringing the bell!
Rachel Gray | May 21, 2018
King Henry the Eighth ship, Mary Rose. A good way for all ages. They offer lifts for disabled people as well as shop and restaurant.
Alison Montford | Jul 10, 2018
I volunteered here for a year, so know the geography & history of it well. My grandson is six, so I thought that he'd be interested in The Tall Ship as there is so much to see & do for children & adults . We stood on the prow,enjoying the view on the River Clyde, he rang the ship's bell.& swabbed the deck.He loved it. There is a restaurant with a smallish snack menu, but served well by the staff. I bought a Pirate's cutlass set as my grandson looked at it longingly. There were many toys &gifts for people of all ages & the prices were reasonable. The ship has been renovated beautifully to perhaps what it looked like when it sailed the high seas all over the world to pick up it's cargo. It is all of great interest, the Captain's quarters, the cargo area,the area where the crew slept & dined& so much more. I have given 4 stars because the entry is free, but there was pressure at the entrance to buy a guidebook,or donate. We spent a fair amount in the cafe& the shop to contribute to the preservation of the ship.
Alan Wallace | Jul 4, 2018
Typically enough this place was closed when I got here, it closes at 5pm, which seems very early in the summer months especially when you are trying to attract tourists to the city. I got the ferry across from Govan, the ferry also closes at 6pm again early but a great idea meaning people can visit both sides of the river. The tall ship outside the museum is impressive, in the words of Arnie I'll be back
Alan Hughes | Jul 17, 2018
Great fun with family. Lots to see and explore. Be aware of steep stairs, trip hazards and head knock hazards. Restaurant OK but by 2pm on our visit they had no soup left or baked potatoes.
Lana Mccourt | Jul 23, 2018
Nestled behind the Riverside museum The Tall Ship is an absolute treasure! Reading through the timeline on the railing outside gave a little insight to what this beautiful ship has been through and what a fantastic job they have done restoring her! Upon entry you are offered a guidebook for £4 or to leave a small donation which I was more than happy to do, it all goes to helping the ongoing restoration after all so why would you not? There is lots of information onboard and lots to explore. The captains quarters are stunning and there is a folder with real log entries from when the ship was being used as a cargo ship. I though this was amazing and so interesting! I was surprised at the small cafe downstairs. It doesn’t have an extensive menu but what we had was lovely and very reasonably priced. Downstairs again you can go into the engine room and there is also a small play area for children, which by the looks of it they were loving! The only negative I will say is the lighting is not very good down there. All the staff on the ship were very pleasant and chatty and full of information which made for a nicer experience, keep up the good work guys!
Arlene Clemena | Aug 4, 2018
Right behind the Riverside transportation museum is the Glenlee. It is free to explore but donations are welcome. You can see how the ship was set up back in the day from the beds, rooms, kitchen and rats!! Great for families. I went solo and spent about 30-45min there. There is also a cafe down in the lower decks.
Doug Neilson | Aug 9, 2018
Extra attraction at the Transport Museum is the “Glenlee” tall ship which you may board (no charge). Decks, masts and cabins may be explored. You can also go below, to two deck levels to see exhibitions, café and shop.
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