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.

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.

Operating as usual

Thanks to a very enthusiastic young visitor this afternoon, we were informed that as this is the 'last day of September'...
30/09/2021
The big ship sails on the ally ally oh

Thanks to a very enthusiastic young visitor this afternoon, we were informed that as this is the 'last day of September' today is the day that 'the big ship sails on the alley alley o!'
Interpretations vary from a song celebrating the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, the sinking of the steamship the Arctic in late September 1854 or relating to the Spring tides which follow the autumn equinox. Whatever it means, we can all enjoy this classic ditty!
https://bbc.in/3AWd53v

The big ship sails on the ally ally oh. An animated version of the popular children's nursery rhyme 'The big ship sails on the ally ally oh' with lyrics.

This October holidays, the Tall Ship Glenlee will host a family-friendly comedy show that will not only have you in stit...
29/09/2021

This October holidays, the Tall Ship Glenlee will host a family-friendly comedy show that will not only have you in stitches but will also inspire your family as to how they can make changes that will ……Save the Planet!

With COP26 coming up, and awareness of climate change at an all-time high, this is a unique opportunity to learn more about the subject on board a ship that was once powered by the wind -the ultimate in green energy use!

Starting at 1pm on Saturday 16th October, the show will last approximately 60 minutes. Tickets are free, but booking is strongly suggested. Please follow this link to find out more and to book your tickets. Remember, the planet is in your hands!

https://bit.ly/3CX1AcR

#thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #scotland #clyde #shipshapenetwork #nationalhistoricships #museumsarego #loveglasgow #flagshipoftheyear #play #parentclub #scottishmums #glasgowmums #thingstodo #family #familydaysout #comedy #cop26glasgow #cop26

Have you visited our new-look Learning Programme page?  With all our resources and information in one place, it makes it...
24/09/2021

Have you visited our new-look Learning Programme page? With all our resources and information in one place, it makes it even easier to plan and book your class's trip to the Glenlee!
https://bit.ly/38v31lD

#Glenlee #tallship #ship #clyde #flagshipoftheyear #glasgow #nationalhistoricships #school #education #teacher #learning #glasgowschools #scottishschools #scottishteachers #curriculumforexellence

Have you visited our new-look Learning Programme page? With all our resources and information in one place, it makes it even easier to plan and book your class's trip to the Glenlee!
https://bit.ly/38v31lD

#Glenlee #tallship #ship #clyde #flagshipoftheyear #glasgow #nationalhistoricships #school #education #teacher #learning #glasgowschools #scottishschools #scottishteachers #curriculumforexellence

We are very proud of our green credentials. As one of the last Clydebuilt sailing cargo vessels it seemed natural to hav...
23/09/2021

We are very proud of our green credentials. As one of the last Clydebuilt sailing cargo vessels it seemed natural to have heated the ship with a heat source pump from the river Clyde since 2010.

Great also today to hear plans by Glasgow City Council announcing a plan to heat many of the city homes by the same method as part of a Greenprint for a carbo neutral city.

There is much to learn from the Tall Ship Glenlee and from the river Clyde ahead of the UN Climate Change #COP26Glasgow

Attention all families! We are delighted to release more dates for our ever popular Toddler Tuesday and Thursday Session...
23/09/2021

Attention all families! We are delighted to release more dates for our ever popular Toddler Tuesday and Thursday Sessions. This block takes us through to the second last week of October. We will then be taking a break as we will be closed for a month due to the COP26 conference taking place up the river.
Book now to avoid missing out on imaginative and creative play, crafts and storytelling. https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/ToddlerTuesdays

Attention all families! We are delighted to release more dates for our ever popular Toddler Tuesday and Thursday Sessions. This block takes us through to the second last week of October. We will then be taking a break as we will be closed for a month due to the COP26 conference taking place up the river.
Book now to avoid missing out on imaginative and creative play, crafts and storytelling. https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/ToddlerTuesdays

21/09/2021

As part of our @glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival activity, we dazzled the Glenlee! A huge thank you to everyone who visited, supported and contributed to making the weekend such a dazzling success!

#thetallship #tallship #glenlee #clyde #flagshipoftheyear #history #dazzle #nationalhistoricships #loveglasgow #Scotland #VisitScotland #ScotlandShots #ScotlandExplore #ScotlandLover #ThisIsScotland #InstaScotland #ScottishHeritage #Glasgow

Today is #askthecurator ! Glenlee has an incredible history, functioning as both a cargo vessel and a sail training ship...
15/09/2021

Today is #askthecurator ! Glenlee has an incredible history, functioning as both a cargo vessel and a sail training ship for the Spanish Navy over the years. The ship has circumnavigated the globe four times, and survived the storms of Cape Horn fifteen times! As a museum, The Tall Ship Glenlee also has a wonderful collection, ranging from historic documents and photographs, to maritime art and fascinating objects.

If you have any questions about The Tall Ship, the history of Glenlee or our fabulous collection, please post in the comments or message us directly. Our Museum Officer Amy will be happy to help.

National Historic Ships UK

Today is #askthecurator ! Glenlee has an incredible history, functioning as both a cargo vessel and a sail training ship for the Spanish Navy over the years. The ship has circumnavigated the globe four times, and survived the storms of Cape Horn fifteen times! As a museum, The Tall Ship Glenlee also has a wonderful collection, ranging from historic documents and photographs, to maritime art and fascinating objects.

If you have any questions about The Tall Ship, the history of Glenlee or our fabulous collection, please post in the comments or message us directly. Our Museum Officer Amy will be happy to help.

National Historic Ships UK

#Ahoy Got to ❤️ @waverleyexcursions for a wee toot to our toddler Tuesday group. Thank you ! #clydebuilt #shipshapeforch...
14/09/2021

#Ahoy Got to ❤️ @waverleyexcursions for a wee toot to our toddler Tuesday group. Thank you !

#clydebuilt #shipshapeforchange @NatHistShips @riversidemuseum @DiscoverGlasgow @GCCSecLearning

#Ahoy Got to ❤️ @waverleyexcursions for a wee toot to our toddler Tuesday group. Thank you !

#clydebuilt #shipshapeforchange @NatHistShips @riversidemuseum @DiscoverGlasgow @GCCSecLearning

When visiting The Tall Ship during doors open this weekend, make sure you check out our dazzle ship activity!Dazzling a ...
13/09/2021

When visiting The Tall Ship during doors open this weekend, make sure you check out our dazzle ship activity!
Dazzling a ship was a method where ships would be covered in a distinctive pattern that would confuse the size, speed and direction of the vessel. This meant that enemy submarines would not have the information needed to take a successful shot.
Dazzle ships have become an iconic image of 20th century naval warfare. Despite sailing around the world during the First World War, this ship was never dazzled. This weekend, be creative an imagine what the ship would have looked like if it had been!

National Historic Ships UK
#GlasgowDoorsOpen

When visiting The Tall Ship during doors open this weekend, make sure you check out our dazzle ship activity!
Dazzling a ship was a method where ships would be covered in a distinctive pattern that would confuse the size, speed and direction of the vessel. This meant that enemy submarines would not have the information needed to take a successful shot.
Dazzle ships have become an iconic image of 20th century naval warfare. Despite sailing around the world during the First World War, this ship was never dazzled. This weekend, be creative an imagine what the ship would have looked like if it had been!

National Historic Ships UK
#GlasgowDoorsOpen

The Tall Ship Glenlee will open at 12.00pm today (Monday 6th) to allow for a tidy up following the Riverside Festival. W...
06/09/2021

The Tall Ship Glenlee will open at 12.00pm today (Monday 6th) to allow for a tidy up following the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Tall Ship Glenlee will open at 12.00pm today (Monday 6th) to allow for a tidy up following the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today (Sunday 5th) for the Riverside Festival.We apologise for any inconvenience.
05/09/2021

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today
(Sunday 5th) for the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today
(Sunday 5th) for the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Did you visit the Tall Ship Glenlee with your family over the summer holidays? If so we want to hear about your experien...
04/09/2021

Did you visit the Tall Ship Glenlee with your family over the summer holidays? If so we want to hear about your experiences!

We would very much appreciate it if you took a few minutes to complete our survey, it shouldn’t take you longer than 3 minutes and the feedback gathered allows us to evaluate and continue to improve our holiday programmes.

Click here - https://bit.ly/3th8Pc8

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

Did you visit the Tall Ship Glenlee with your family over the summer holidays? If so we want to hear about your experiences!

We would very much appreciate it if you took a few minutes to complete our survey, it shouldn’t take you longer than 3 minutes and the feedback gathered allows us to evaluate and continue to improve our holiday programmes.

Click here - https://bit.ly/3th8Pc8

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

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today (Saturday 4th) for the Riverside Festival.We apologise for any inconvenience.
04/09/2021

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today
(Saturday 4th) for the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today
(Saturday 4th) for the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

03/09/2021

As we continue to celebrate Merchant Navy Day, we now hear from Rob Armstrong, a retired Radio Officer. Both Rob and John, who featured in our previous post, served in the Merchant Navy in their younger days. Rob and John believe strongly that their time spent in the Merchant Navy were the formative years of their life, shaping and influencing them to this day.
#MerchantNavyDay #thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #clyde #ship #nationalhistoricships #flagshipoftheyear #merchantnavyday #redensign

Today we mark Merchant Navy Day. As well as flying the Red Ensign, we are fortunate to work with retired radio officers ...
03/09/2021

Today we mark Merchant Navy Day. As well as flying the Red Ensign, we are fortunate to work with retired radio officers who proudly served in the Merchant Navy in their youth. We would like to share the works of John McGinty who shares what today means to him.

I sailed as a Radio Officer, directly employed by T & J Brocklebank of Liverpool, in the early-/mid-1960s. These were the halcyon days of the British Merchant Navy’s Indian summer before the advent of containerisation and ever-larger ships with minimal time in port. Inter-continental air travel was only available to a privileged few with deep pockets but we visited and spent time in places that were only names on maps for most people. These were the days when navigation across the oceans depended on highly skilled navigators using chronometers, sextants, navigation tables and compasses. It was a great adventure and I learned so much that has stood me in great stead through later life. If only I could turn the clock back, I’d do it all over again. Happy days indeed.

It took a long time, but it is fitting that the Merchant Navy’s contribution to Britain’s war effort, especially in World War II, is now recognised and celebrated on Merchant Navy Day on September 3rd each year, despite the often shabby treatment at the time.

#thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #clyde #ship #nationalhistoricships #flagshipoftheyear #merchantnavyday

Today we mark Merchant Navy Day. As well as flying the Red Ensign, we are fortunate to work with retired radio officers who proudly served in the Merchant Navy in their youth. We would like to share the works of John McGinty who shares what today means to him.

I sailed as a Radio Officer, directly employed by T & J Brocklebank of Liverpool, in the early-/mid-1960s. These were the halcyon days of the British Merchant Navy’s Indian summer before the advent of containerisation and ever-larger ships with minimal time in port. Inter-continental air travel was only available to a privileged few with deep pockets but we visited and spent time in places that were only names on maps for most people. These were the days when navigation across the oceans depended on highly skilled navigators using chronometers, sextants, navigation tables and compasses. It was a great adventure and I learned so much that has stood me in great stead through later life. If only I could turn the clock back, I’d do it all over again. Happy days indeed.

It took a long time, but it is fitting that the Merchant Navy’s contribution to Britain’s war effort, especially in World War II, is now recognised and celebrated on Merchant Navy Day on September 3rd each year, despite the often shabby treatment at the time.

#thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #clyde #ship #nationalhistoricships #flagshipoftheyear #merchantnavyday

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today (Friday 3rd) for the Riverside Festival.We apologise for any inconvenience.
03/09/2021

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today
(Friday 3rd) for the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Tall Ship Glenlee will be closed today
(Friday 3rd) for the Riverside Festival.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Have you received your #backtoschool edition of Primary Times yet? Our learning visits and an editorial featuring our br...
02/09/2021

Have you received your #backtoschool edition of Primary Times yet? Our learning visits and an editorial featuring our brand new loan chests are included. To learn more about our learning programme, visit - https://bit.ly/38v31lD

#thetallship #tallship #glenlee #glasgow #scotland #museumeducation #museumship #museum #livinghistory #learning #primaryschool #glasgowschools #creativelearning #glasgowmums #glasgowteachers #scottishschools #schoolvisits #flagshipoftheyear #scottishteachers #education

Did you know? The term 'give a wide berth' has a nautical origin. It refers to how ships are positioned at anchor to sto...
01/09/2021

Did you know? The term 'give a wide berth' has a nautical origin. It refers to how ships are positioned at anchor to stop them bumping into one another. To give a wide berth is to keep clear of another ship.

Image attributed to Tom Finnie

National Historic Ships UK

Did you know? The term 'give a wide berth' has a nautical origin. It refers to how ships are positioned at anchor to stop them bumping into one another. To give a wide berth is to keep clear of another ship.

Image attributed to Tom Finnie

National Historic Ships UK

The Tall Ship is proud to be part of Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2021. We will be offering free guided tours on Satu...
01/09/2021

The Tall Ship is proud to be part of Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2021. We will be offering free guided tours on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September, as well as a fun craft activity for families!

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

To book your spot on one of the guided tours, please follow this link https://bit.ly/3DBN8IA

The Tall Ship is proud to be part of Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival 2021. We will be offering free guided tours on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September, as well as a fun craft activity for families!

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

To book your spot on one of the guided tours, please follow this link https://bit.ly/3DBN8IA

Awesome to share the recent #dinghyproject as a new interpretation of boatbuilding on the ship.  Thanks to @glasgowherit...
31/08/2021

Awesome to share the recent #dinghyproject as a new interpretation of boatbuilding on the ship.

Thanks to @glasgowheritage for the support.

#dinghy #clinkerbuilt #moderntwist

Awesome to share the recent #dinghyproject as a new interpretation of boatbuilding on the ship.

Thanks to @glasgowheritage for the support.

#dinghy #clinkerbuilt #moderntwist

With the bigger kids back at school, it's time to concentrate on having fun with the toddlers! Running on Tuesday and Th...
30/08/2021

With the bigger kids back at school, it's time to concentrate on having fun with the toddlers! Running on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, our toddler sessions are 45 minutes of songs, stories, creating and imagination. To book your spot, follow the link -https://bit.ly/3yqWYJF

With the bigger kids back at school, it's time to concentrate on having fun with the toddlers! Running on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, our toddler sessions are 45 minutes of songs, stories, creating and imagination. To book your spot, follow the link -https://bit.ly/3yqWYJF

We are very fond of our figurehead Marydoll here at the Tall Ship Glenlee. If you would like to learn more about the his...
27/08/2021

We are very fond of our figurehead Marydoll here at the Tall Ship Glenlee. If you would like to learn more about the history of figureheads, have a read of this fantastic blog post by Historic Dockyard Chatham - https://thedockyard.co.uk/news/what-do-figureheads-on-ships-represent/

We are very fond of our figurehead Marydoll here at the Tall Ship Glenlee. If you would like to learn more about the history of figureheads, have a read of this fantastic blog post by Historic Dockyard Chatham - https://thedockyard.co.uk/news/what-do-figureheads-on-ships-represent/

The Tall Ship Glenlee was delighted to welcome aboard Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow West. It was a fantastic opportunit...
27/08/2021

The Tall Ship Glenlee was delighted to welcome aboard Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow West. It was a fantastic opportunity to update Carol on the challenges that we are facing as a result of the pandemic, and what Glenlee can contribute to the community of Glasgow. As a former teacher, our Learning Programme was of particular interest. Thank you, Carol, for your time and interest in our unique piece of maritime heritage.

#thetallship #glenlee #glasgow #clyde #museum #flagshipoftheyear #nationalhistoricships #museumsarego #loveglasgow #shipshapenetwork

The Tall Ship Glenlee was delighted to welcome aboard Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow West. It was a fantastic opportunity to update Carol on the challenges that we are facing as a result of the pandemic, and what Glenlee can contribute to the community of Glasgow. As a former teacher, our Learning Programme was of particular interest. Thank you, Carol, for your time and interest in our unique piece of maritime heritage.

#thetallship #glenlee #glasgow #clyde #museum #flagshipoftheyear #nationalhistoricships #museumsarego #loveglasgow #shipshapenetwork

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150 Pointhouse Place
Glasgow
G3 8RS

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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+441413573699

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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.