The Tall Ship Glenlee

The Tall Ship Glenlee A historic ship, venue & visitor attraction that brings to life the elements of sea, sail & commerce in the only floating 19th-century cargo vessel in the UK.
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The Clyde Maritime Trust is a registered charity with a purpose of maintaining the ship for future generations. While the attraction is free to visit we welcome donations to continue to improve the experience.

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If you are visiting Glenlee these holidays, keep an eye out for our play prompt trail! Located around the ship, these br...
17/07/2021

If you are visiting Glenlee these holidays, keep an eye out for our play prompt trail! Located around the ship, these bright yellow cards are designed to inspire you and your family with a variety of activities from silly walks along the deck, shouting messages to Glasgow from the fo’c’sle, to shadow puppets in the depths of the ship!

This activity has been funded by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Get into Summer programme, supporting opportunities for children and young people to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.

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It was around this time in 1998 that our masts were re-stepped. 'Re-stepping' refers to the process of putting the masts...
16/07/2021

It was around this time in 1998 that our masts were re-stepped. 'Re-stepping' refers to the process of putting the masts back up again.

Not an easy job, since our masts are as tall as 10 double decker buses piled on top of each other!

National Historic Ships UK

It was around this time in 1998 that our masts were re-stepped. 'Re-stepping' refers to the process of putting the masts back up again.

Not an easy job, since our masts are as tall as 10 double decker buses piled on top of each other!

National Historic Ships UK

Meet our team Thursday!This week we will introduce you to Heather, our cafe manager. Someone could argue, after reading ...
15/07/2021

Meet our team Thursday!

This week we will introduce you to Heather, our cafe manager. Someone could argue, after reading this caption, that I may be biased. Well, they’d be right. Heather is the heart and soul of our Visitor Service Team, not only she takes care of every single one of us but she’s also an exceptional singer, songwriter and dancer. Her good moods (and looks) are definitely contagious. In fact, we believe Heather is made 30% of caramel macchiatos, 10% of sausage rolls and 60% of a big kind heart.

Aye, we are one lucky ship to have her!

#hipsdontlie 💃🏻

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Meet our team Thursday!

This week we will introduce you to Heather, our cafe manager. Someone could argue, after reading this caption, that I may be biased. Well, they’d be right. Heather is the heart and soul of our Visitor Service Team, not only she takes care of every single one of us but she’s also an exceptional singer, songwriter and dancer. Her good moods (and looks) are definitely contagious. In fact, we believe Heather is made 30% of caramel macchiatos, 10% of sausage rolls and 60% of a big kind heart.

Aye, we are one lucky ship to have her!

#hipsdontlie 💃🏻

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Tall Ship Shanties & Even Taller Tales!Storyteller and Shantywoman Jan Bee Brown's stories stories include a feisty fema...
15/07/2021
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Tall Ship Shanties & Even Taller Tales!
Storyteller and Shantywoman Jan Bee Brown's stories stories include a feisty female pirate, a glamorous (pirate) granny, sea dogs and cheeky monkeys, ghost ships and…ssh!...the secret of the sea!

Jan will be performing on the deck of Glenlee on Monday 19th and Friday 23rd July between 12noon and 3pm each day.

To find out more follow the link below -
https://thetallship.com/news/summer-of-play/

Photo credit Sheila Masson Photography

This event has been funded by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Get into Summer programme, supporting opportunities for children and young people to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.

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Glenlee was built in 1896 on the River Clyde at the Bay Yard, Port Glasgow by Anderson Rodger & Co. She is one of just five Clydebuilt steel sailing ships still afloat, and the only one in the UK.

Did you know we sell jewellery at The Tall Ship? Pop into our gift shop on your next visit and browse the beautiful neck...
13/07/2021

Did you know we sell jewellery at The Tall Ship? Pop into our gift shop on your next visit and browse the beautiful necklaces and bracelets

Visiting The Tall Ship as a family? Be sure to pop into the café and try one of our kid's Pirate Lunch Boxes, now with a...
10/07/2021

Visiting The Tall Ship as a family? Be sure to pop into the café and try one of our kid's Pirate Lunch Boxes, now with a fun pirate jigsaw included!

Visiting The Tall Ship as a family? Be sure to pop into the café and try one of our kid's Pirate Lunch Boxes, now with a fun pirate jigsaw included!

Meet our team Thursday!This week we will introduce you to Ross and Brogan. Ross is our apprentice fabricator and welder,...
08/07/2021

Meet our team Thursday!

This week we will introduce you to Ross and Brogan. Ross is our apprentice fabricator and welder, while Brogan is our apprentice joiner. However, that’s not the most important part of their jobs. As crewmen, food quality check is an essential aspect of their daily duties. In fact, you can bet that our new cafe menu has been thoroughly inspected and (thankfully) approved by both of them.

#teamwork 🙌🏻
#samplingyourfoodforyou 🌭

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Six silly ships sail silently to shore - An interactive story and wordplay session for all the familyStoryteller Daniel ...
07/07/2021

Six silly ships sail silently to shore - An interactive story and wordplay session for all the family

Storyteller Daniel Serridge will lead a group of strangers through a succession of silly stories, signals and signs in this interactive wordplay workshop for all the family. Come join Daniel on a silly exploration of what it means to connect with world around us after we’ve spent so long in our own boat. To find out more follow the link below -
https://thetallship.com/news/summer-of-play/

This event has been funded by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Get into Summer programme, supporting opportunities for children and young people to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.

Parent Club Scotland #thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #scotland #clyde #shipshapenetwork #nationalhistoricships #museumsarego #loveglasgow #flagshipoftheyear #play #getintosummer #parentclub #scottishmums #glasgowmums #thingstodo #summerplans #family #familydaysout #schoolsoutforsummer

Six silly ships sail silently to shore - An interactive story and wordplay session for all the family

Storyteller Daniel Serridge will lead a group of strangers through a succession of silly stories, signals and signs in this interactive wordplay workshop for all the family. Come join Daniel on a silly exploration of what it means to connect with world around us after we’ve spent so long in our own boat. To find out more follow the link below -
https://thetallship.com/news/summer-of-play/

This event has been funded by Museums Galleries Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Get into Summer programme, supporting opportunities for children and young people to socialise, play and reconnect this summer.

Parent Club Scotland #thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #scotland #clyde #shipshapenetwork #nationalhistoricships #museumsarego #loveglasgow #flagshipoftheyear #play #getintosummer #parentclub #scottishmums #glasgowmums #thingstodo #summerplans #family #familydaysout #schoolsoutforsummer

Today is the anniversary of our ship being towed to a new berth at Yorkhill Quay, and being renamed Glenlee (the ship's ...
06/07/2021

Today is the anniversary of our ship being towed to a new berth at Yorkhill Quay, and being renamed Glenlee (the ship's original name) by the Lord Provost.

Is this not a great image of Glenlee at her old home?!

Image attributed to Bill Grant

National Historic Ships UK

Today is the anniversary of our ship being towed to a new berth at Yorkhill Quay, and being renamed Glenlee (the ship's original name) by the Lord Provost.

Is this not a great image of Glenlee at her old home?!

Image attributed to Bill Grant

National Historic Ships UK

After testing the waters in June, we are delighted to announce a full summer programme of our popular sessions for our y...
06/07/2021

After testing the waters in June, we are delighted to announce a full summer programme of our popular sessions for our youngest visitors! Grab your buckets and spades, a splash of imagination and come along to the Tall Ship Glenlee! Starting at 10am and lasting 45 minutes, our classes are fun, creative and interactive for the under 5s. We are restricting the number of adults able to attend to 10, but each adult can bring along more than one child. Cost per child is £3 and booking is essential.

Follow the link to book your spot - https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/ToddlerTuesdays

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The mythical treasure of the Glenlee has been stolen! We are recruiting brave swashbucklers to explore the ship, solve t...
04/07/2021

The mythical treasure of the Glenlee has been stolen! We are recruiting brave swashbucklers to explore the ship, solve the clues, and recover the treasure chest! Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning in our quest to return the treasure to its rightful owners.
Perfect for children aged 5 and up. All children will need to be accompanied by one adult at all times. Hunts start at 11am and will last for 45 minutes.
To book your spot follow the link - https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/PirateTreasureHunts
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The mythical treasure of the Glenlee has been stolen! We are recruiting brave swashbucklers to explore the ship, solve the clues, and recover the treasure chest! Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning in our quest to return the treasure to its rightful owners.
Perfect for children aged 5 and up. All children will need to be accompanied by one adult at all times. Hunts start at 11am and will last for 45 minutes.
To book your spot follow the link - https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/PirateTreasureHunts
#thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #scotland #clyde #shipshapenetwork #nationalhistoricships #museumsarego #loveglasgow #flagshipoftheyear #play #getintosummer #parentclub #scottishmums #glasgowmums #thingstodo #summerplans #family #familydaysout #schoolsoutforsummer

02/07/2021

The Glenlee Summer of Play sets sail from Monday 5th July! With activities available every day, there will be something to pique the interest every possible pirate! From treasure hunts, toddler sessions, trails, artist-led workshops to drop-in crafts, this will be a summer like never before! For more information, visit our website - https://tallships.parachute.digital/news/summer-of-play/
Parent Club Scotland
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Meet our team Thursday!This week we will introduce you to our beloved Joe. Joe is a crewman and most important, our Heat...
01/07/2021

Meet our team Thursday!

This week we will introduce you to our beloved Joe. Joe is a crewman and most important, our Heating Engineer. By providing the Glenlee with central heating, this man saved us all from the Scottish cold winters. ✨Fun facts: Joe’s ideal breakfast is a bottle of Coke, and one of his favourite hobbies is to rescue our VST from terrifying and huge (according to witnesses) spiders.

Swipe to see a rare picture of Joe on his way to catch a spider and, once again, save the day.

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Special Delivery! Today we were delighted to receive 60 hogshead barrels curtsey of WhyteandMackay Scotland . Very kindl...
01/07/2021

Special Delivery! Today we were delighted to receive 60 hogshead barrels curtsey of WhyteandMackay Scotland . Very kindly delivered by Carntyne Transport, these barrels will be filled with ballast and keep the ship stable.

Did You Know?Today is the anniversary of the ship being purchased at auction in Seville, Spain by the Clyde Maritime Tru...
30/06/2021

Did You Know?

Today is the anniversary of the ship being purchased at auction in Seville, Spain by the Clyde Maritime Trust, in 1992.

As you can see from these images of the same part of the ship, Glenlee has come a long way since then!

First image attributed to Gordon Borthwick.

National Historic Ships UK

Need a new water bottle? Head down to The Tall Ship Glenlee, and try our drinking fountain with one of the new water bot...
29/06/2021

Need a new water bottle? Head down to The Tall Ship Glenlee, and try our drinking fountain with one of the new water bottles we have on sale

Need a new water bottle? Head down to The Tall Ship Glenlee, and try our drinking fountain with one of the new water bottles we have on sale

The new vegan magnums are the perfect way to cool down when visiting The Tall Ship Glenlee on a warm day!
28/06/2021

The new vegan magnums are the perfect way to cool down when visiting The Tall Ship Glenlee on a warm day!

The new vegan magnums are the perfect way to cool down when visiting The Tall Ship Glenlee on a warm day!

Next time you visit The Tall Ship Glenlee, be sure to try our free Maritime Messenger Trail! Can you find all the flags?...
27/06/2021

Next time you visit The Tall Ship Glenlee, be sure to try our free Maritime Messenger Trail! Can you find all the flags?

Suitable 4-5 years and older, enquire at reception

Next time you visit The Tall Ship Glenlee, be sure to try our free Maritime Messenger Trail! Can you find all the flags?

Suitable 4-5 years and older, enquire at reception

Be sure to visit the café onboard The Tall Ship Glenlee and try one of our new pizza twists!
26/06/2021

Be sure to visit the café onboard The Tall Ship Glenlee and try one of our new pizza twists!

Be sure to visit the café onboard The Tall Ship Glenlee and try one of our new pizza twists!

On this Day of the Seafarer, we share the incredible and tragic story of Fred Noonan, who sailed on our ship for 8 month...
25/06/2021

On this Day of the Seafarer, we share the incredible and tragic story of Fred Noonan, who sailed on our ship for 8 months when he was just 19 years old. His career at sea lasted over 20 years, and he sailed around Cape Horn 7 times. He later pursued a different career as an aviator, and in 1937 he accompanied Amelia Earhart on her infamous journey, and disappeared over the Central Pacific Ocean. He was declared dead on 20th June 1938.

National Historic Ships UK

On this Day of the Seafarer, we share the incredible and tragic story of Fred Noonan, who sailed on our ship for 8 months when he was just 19 years old. His career at sea lasted over 20 years, and he sailed around Cape Horn 7 times. He later pursued a different career as an aviator, and in 1937 he accompanied Amelia Earhart on her infamous journey, and disappeared over the Central Pacific Ocean. He was declared dead on 20th June 1938.

National Historic Ships UK

Look out for @nathanevanss.ig tomorrow on @bbctheedit  as the #wellerman performed on the ship this week ahead of his ne...
25/06/2021

Look out for @nathanevanss.ig tomorrow on @bbctheedit as the #wellerman performed on the ship this week ahead of his new single 'Told You So'

As an events venue The Tall Ship clearly always had live music with the original use of sea shanties to keep the crew motivated and in time with the running of the ship. We have began to enjoy live events again and the talent of Nathan and his sea shanties are an enduring legacy of these times.

https://thetallship.com/your-visit/venue-hire/

Today our crew member Joe rang the ship's bell, in honour of Day of the Seafarer.National Historic Ships UK
25/06/2021

Today our crew member Joe rang the ship's bell, in honour of Day of the Seafarer.

National Historic Ships UK

Today our crew member Joe rang the ship's bell, in honour of Day of the Seafarer.

National Historic Ships UK

Thank you Gregor of Seaforce Boat Rides Glasgow who helped on a wee clean up around the ship this week. Accumulations of...
25/06/2021

Thank you Gregor of Seaforce Boat Rides Glasgow who helped on a wee clean up around the ship this week.

Accumulations of litter and debris build up around the and it is an #UpstreamBattle to keep it free of plastics.

Great to have powerboat rides starting up again and to get a different view of river and access to those hard to reach areas!

https://www.seaforcepowerboats.co.uk/

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed on Thursday (24th) morning due to a staff event. We will reopen at 2pm. We apologis...
24/06/2021

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed on Thursday (24th) morning due to a staff event. We will reopen at 2pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed on Thursday (24th) morning due to a staff event. We will reopen at 2pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Did you know? The term 'fluke' originally referred to a wind irregularity. It has now evolved to mean a chance happening...
23/06/2021

Did you know? The term 'fluke' originally referred to a wind irregularity. It has now evolved to mean a chance happening, usually with a fortunate consequence.

Did you know? The term 'fluke' originally referred to a wind irregularity. It has now evolved to mean a chance happening, usually with a fortunate consequence.

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150 Pointhouse Place
Glasgow
G3 8RS

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Hi, can't use your email form as it says phone numbers are not numeric. I'm wondering if the boat berths mentioned on your site are just for visitors or if there are any annual berths?
Hi we have tickets for transport museum tomorrow and want to visit yous too do we have to book tickets ?
PEKING, willkommem zu Hause. Nach der Restaurierung kehrt die PEKING am 7. Sept. in ihren Heimathafen zurück. Ein großes Ereignis für die Hansestadt Hamburg. Hier eines meiner Gemälde des Schiffes. "Die PEKING battels Cape Horn, Öl auf Leinwand 60 x 90 cm". Preis auf Anfrage. Copyright by Enno Kleinert. ennokleinert.de/maler-der-schiffe-und-der-see/ PEKING, welcome home. After the restoration the PEKING will return to her home port on September 7th. A big event for the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Here one of my paintings of the ship. "The PEKING battels Cape Horn, oil on canvas 60 x 90 cm". Price on request. Copyright by Enno Kleinert. ennokleinert.de/maler-der-schiffe-und-der-see/
Is river city at the tall ship.
Took a wander around the ship yesterday with my family and we had a great time.
Alice visited the Tall Ship recently and had a very interesting visit
Looking forward to commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the IOLAIRE on the TALL SHIP - More anformation and to book your place contact : [email protected]
Gift Vouchers from £20.00 and we are open for vouchers all over the Christmas period. 01929 289019 Competition giveaway over on our page.
Thanks to the lovely lady at the desk who returned my lost camera
One from nearly three years back......sorry if I posted it before ?
Can someone please tell me where the photos of the Glenlee's last voyage can been seen? They were wrritten up in a story in the Evening Tims of 25th May after they had been researched by Elizabeth Allen of the Clyde Maritime Trust, and I would like to give the story a mention in the Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society page.