The Tall Ship Glenlee

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Operating as usual

05/12/2020

In honour of International Volunteer Day, The Tall Ship would like to say a huge thank you to the many dedicated volunteers we have had. Volunteers have been an integral part of the team at the ship since it was first brought back to Glasgow from Spain, and the value of their contribution cannot be overstated. Thank you! #InternationalVolunteerDay

124 years ago yesterday, on 3rd December 1896, Glenlee was launched at Anderson Rodgers & Company, Glasgow, Scotland. Ou...
04/12/2020
The Tall Ship Anniversary Lecture 2020 | Clyde Maritime Trust

124 years ago yesterday, on 3rd December 1896, Glenlee was launched at Anderson Rodgers & Company, Glasgow, Scotland. Our Ship has an incredible story, with voyages across the globe, serving as a cargo vessel and later sail training vessel for the Spanish Navy. Today, Glenlee is one of Glasgow's most popular and unique attractions.

Don't forget to register for our annual anniversary lecture on 7th December. This year's topic will be 'The Slave Trade and the Merchant Navy', presented by Remi Kapo.

https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/TheTallShipAnniversaryLecture2020

I have just registered for the The Tall Ship Anniversary Lecture 2020 Why not join me...

On Monday 7th December we will be hosting The Tall Ship Anniversary Lecture 2020, via zoom webinar. The topic this year ...
01/12/2020
The Tall Ship Anniversary Lecture 2020 | Clyde Maritime Trust

On Monday 7th December we will be hosting The Tall Ship Anniversary Lecture 2020, via zoom webinar. The topic this year will be 'The Slave Trade and the Merchant Navy', presented by Remi Kapo. Tickets are FREE. Please follow one of the links below to register your attendance;

https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/TheTallShipAnniversaryLecture2020

https://l.ead.me/lecture2020

I have just registered for the The Tall Ship Anniversary Lecture 2020 Why not join me...

Congratulations to Daniel Jones, who was chosen as UK photographer of the year 2020 by National Historic Ships, for this...
11/11/2020

Congratulations to Daniel Jones, who was chosen as UK photographer of the year 2020 by National Historic Ships, for this amazing image of our ship and Riverside Museum

10/11/2020

On Monday 16th November The Tall Ship will be closed to the public, for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Normal winter opening hours will resume Tuesday 17th November.

Don't forget, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday our Halloween ghost hunts will be available for free! Can you find them all?...
29/10/2020

Don't forget, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday our Halloween ghost hunts will be available for free! Can you find them all? Come and find out!

27/10/2020

The Tall Ship is now operating on winter hours. This means we are open 10.00am-4.00pm, with last entry at 3.30pm.

23/10/2020

Join us at The Tall Ship for a spooky challenge! The ghosts will be hiding all around the ship this Halloween. Come and see if you can find them all!

The ghost hunt will be available for free 30th October, 31st October and 1st November.

#halloween #ghosthunt #thetallshipatHalloween

16/10/2020

The page for The Tall Ship fundraising voyage will now be closing. Well done to all staff who walked, ran, sailed and cycled 2556km, recreating the distance Glenlee travelled on her return to the Clyde. A massive thank you to everyone who donated.

Stunning Photo - Great subject of course!
11/10/2020

Stunning Photo - Great subject of course!

Good Morning, Glasgow! Another great autumn morning on the Clyde.

#glasgow #theclyde #riverclyde #goodmorningglasgow #riversidemuseum #thetallship Riverside Museum aka Transport Museu The Tall Ship Glenlee

Congratulations to all members of the Glenlee team who walked, ran, swam, and cycled the total distance of 2556 km or 15...
07/10/2020
The Tall Ship's Fundraising Voyage

Congratulations to all members of the Glenlee team who walked, ran, swam, and cycled the total distance of 2556 km or 1588.076 miles to recreate the distance Glenlee travelled on her return to the Clyde.

We had some technical issues which stopped us completing the task within September, but the team finally crossed the finish line on 7th October. It shows that we are no quitters!

The Event will remain open for any final donations until 16 October at which time it will close. In the meantime thank you to all our supporters who have given £2360 so far!

If you wish to donate, please follow the link below;
https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on all heritage organisations, including the Tall Ship Glenlee. Following government guidance, the ship has had to close during what would have likely been the busies

The end of September marks the end of the Tall Ship's Fundraising Voyage... or does it?The team have managed to raise a ...
01/10/2020
The Tall Ship's Fundraising Voyage

The end of September marks the end of the Tall Ship's Fundraising Voyage... or does it?

The team have managed to raise a total of £2,185 and covered 2346.6km!

Whilst we may not have quite covered the equivalent distance of the initial Seville to Greenock voyage (2556km), the team can and should be very proud of this effort!

In the spirit of 'finishing the job', we have decided to continue covering distance until we reach the goal total.

A huge thank you to everyone that has donated and wished us well, we really do appreciate it!

You can still find out more about the project and/or donate here: https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on all heritage organisations, including the Tall Ship Glenlee. Following government guidance, the ship has had to close during what would have likely been the busies

What a journey! Today is the final day of the Tall Ship’s Fundraising Voyage!We’ve also released the fourth and final pa...
30/09/2020
A Captain’s Perspective: part four

What a journey! Today is the final day of the Tall Ship’s Fundraising Voyage!

We’ve also released the fourth and final part of our ‘Captain’s Perspective’ blog series! You can check it out here: https://tallshipglenlee.wordpress.com/2020/09/29/a-captains-perspective-part-four/

To donate and/or find out more, please visit: https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

This blog post is the fourth and final of a series of posts on the original Seville to Greenock voyage from the perspective of Captain Alistair Miller. The first covers the Captain Miller’s pre-voy…

The third part of our 'A Captain's Perspective' series of blog posts is now online! You can check it out here: https://t...
25/09/2020
A Captain’s Perspective: part three

The third part of our 'A Captain's Perspective' series of blog posts is now online! You can check it out here: https://tallshipglenlee.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/a-captains-perspective-part-three/

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone that has been supporting the Tall Ship team during our fundraising voyage!

Find out more and/or support us here: https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

This blog post is the third of a series of posts on the original Seville to Greenock voyage from the perspective of Captain Alistair Miller. The first covers the Captain Miller’s pre-voyage notes a…

Today is World Maritime Day and the theme is 'sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet'. At the Tall Ship, we recog...
24/09/2020

Today is World Maritime Day and the theme is 'sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet'.

At the Tall Ship, we recognise the importance of this issue. For those that want to find out more, we suggest you visit: http://www.imo.org/en/About/Events/WorldMaritimeDay/Pages/World-Maritime-Theme-2020.aspx

#WorldMaritimeDay2020

In keeping with the theme of sustainability, our #ThrowbackThursday this week features images from a marine litter art exhibition that the Tall Ship Glenlee hosted for Keep Scotland Beautiful as part of their #UpstreamBattle campaign. The superb artworks were created by primary-aged children using litter. The premise of the project was to raise awareness of the damage that littered materials, such as plastic, cause to our oceans and marine life.

#KeepScotlandBeautiful #TheTallShip

The second part of our 'A Captain's Perspective' series of blog posts is now online! You can check it out here: https://...
18/09/2020
A Captain’s Perspective: part two

The second part of our 'A Captain's Perspective' series of blog posts is now online! You can check it out here: https://tallshipglenlee.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/a-captains-perspective-part-two/

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone that has been supporting the Tall Ship team during our fundraising voyage!

Find out more and/or support us here: https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

This blog post is the second of a series of posts on the original Seville to Greenock voyage from the perspective of Captain Alistair Miller. The first covers the Captain Miller’s pre-voyage …

So far, our fantastic team have covered 709.6km and raised £1,276 for the Tall Ship’s Fundraising Voyage! Great work but...
15/09/2020
The Tall Ship's Fundraising Voyage

So far, our fantastic team have covered 709.6km and raised £1,276 for the Tall Ship’s Fundraising Voyage!

Great work but there’s still a way to go if we’re going to cover our 2556km target!

A huge thank you to everyone that has already donated!

https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on all heritage organisations, including the Tall Ship Glenlee . Following government guidance, the ship had to close during what would have likely been the busiest p

A huge thank you to all that have already donated to our fundraising voyage!As part of the fundraiser, we have released ...
11/09/2020
A Captain’s Perspective: part one

A huge thank you to all that have already donated to our fundraising voyage!

As part of the fundraiser, we have released the first of a series of blogs derived from Captain Alistair Miller's original notes! Check it out here: https://tallshipglenlee.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/a-captains-perspective-part-one/

As the Tall Ship staff continue to cover kilometres, this blog post will introduce the original Seville to Greenock voyage from the perspective of Captain Alistair Miller. The following has been ed…

It was great to have @TheSnuts onboard the Tall Ship for a live-streamed performance! We hope you enjoyed it as much as ...
07/09/2020

It was great to have @TheSnuts onboard the Tall Ship for a live-streamed performance!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

04/09/2020
The Snuts

We're very excited about this. You can catch The Snuts playing onboard the Tall Ship Glenlee via a live stream tonight!

To find out more and/or purchase tickets, click on the link below!

www.thesnuts.com/stayathome

#thetallship #TheSnuts #museum #historicship

Join us this Friday for a one-off lockdown themed set right to your living room.

thesnuts.co.uk/stayathome

The Tall Ship Glenlee is embarking on a fundraising voyage!Throughout September, the Tall Ship team are attempting to co...
01/09/2020
The Tall Ship's Fundraising Voyage

The Tall Ship Glenlee is embarking on a fundraising voyage!

Throughout September, the Tall Ship team are attempting to collectively cover the distance of the ship's final voyage - from Seville to Greenock!

To find out more and/or support us, please visit:

https://thetallship.enthuse.com/cf/fundraising-voyage

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on all heritage organisations, including the Tall Ship Glenlee . Following government guidance, the ship had to close during what would have likely been the busiest p

After a lot of hard work, we are proud to announce that the Tall Ship Glenlee is re-opened as of today!To improve the vi...
31/08/2020

After a lot of hard work, we are proud to announce that the Tall Ship Glenlee is re-opened as of today!

To improve the visitor experience and meet COVID guidelines, we have made the following changes:

- a one-way system with arrow markers for social distancing
- mandatory wearing of masks in specified areas
- track and trace upon arrival
- hand sanitisation stations
- renovated café
- shop relocation
- no access to high-risk areas
- water station to fill bottles and reduce the use of single-use plastics
- increased interpretation

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you on-board!

17/08/2020
Clydebuilt Festival

Clydebuilt Festival

\\\ CLYDEBUILT FESTIVAL UPDATE ///

To all our Clydebuilt Festival friends and supporters,

We hope you are safe and well during these strange days. Thank you for your continued support and kindness for the festival over the last four years.

In light of the current COVID 19 restrictions and uncertainty over large scale events, that we have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 Clydebuilt Festival.

The 2020 event was set to be our biggest festival to date and was scheduled to be a key event in Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 celebrations. The safety and well being of our festival team, suppliers, traders and visitors is paramount and will always remain at the heart of everything that we do.

Looking to the future, we are delighted to announce that the festival will be rescheduled to take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September 2021 at the Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship at Riverside. We are working with our range of supporters and partners including EventScotland as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters to confirm final arrangements and the full programme for 2021 which is set to include festival favourites such as Castle to Crane, Dragon Boat racing, Live Music, Street Food, Licensed Bars, Local artists & Makers, Children’s activities and some spectacular on the water performances!

Stay safe, save the date, spread the word, like, follow and share!

Watch this space for more festival news coming very soon!

#YCW2020 #CLYDEBUILTFEST2021

Following the theme of the last few weeks, this week's #ThrowbackThursday brings us to the Glenlee in her current state ...
13/08/2020

Following the theme of the last few weeks, this week's #ThrowbackThursday brings us to the Glenlee in her current state - as a historic ship, museum and visitor attraction.

We hope to welcome you on-board soon!

#theTallShip #Glasgow #HistoricShip #Museum

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday may surprise a few of you. These are images of our ship during the initial restoration pe...
06/08/2020

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday may surprise a few of you.

These are images of our ship during the initial restoration period after she was purchased and towed from Spain.

As you can see, a lot of work went into restoring Glenlee!

#Glasgow #historicship #museum

Today's #ThrowbackThursday is of our ship when she was named the Galatea. In 1922, the Spanish Navy purchased the ship a...
30/07/2020

Today's #ThrowbackThursday is of our ship when she was named the Galatea.

In 1922, the Spanish Navy purchased the ship and subsequently, converted her into a training vessel and renamed her Galatea.

#theTallShip #Glasgow #historicship #museum

During these tough times, we are hugely grateful for the funding received from @HeritageFundScotland.THANK YOU to #Natio...
29/07/2020

During these tough times, we are hugely grateful for the funding received from @HeritageFundScotland.

THANK YOU to #NationalLottery players for making this possible!

Funding will be used for work on the rig, PPE, signage, a contactless donation point and more!

@TheNationalLotteryUK #ThanksToYou

We hope everyone is safe and well. Unfortunately, we still don't have an exact date for re-opening the Tall Ship Glenlee...
23/07/2020

We hope everyone is safe and well.

Unfortunately, we still don't have an exact date for re-opening the Tall Ship Glenlee, but we are working on it!

For now, here is a #ThrowbackThursday of our ship when she was under Italian ownership and named the Clarastella (circa 1920).

15/07/2020

We are working hard behind-the-scenes to reopen the Tall Ship to the public, but, we are not quite there yet!

Our current plan is to reopen safely by early August.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon and will be releasing more details in the coming days and weeks!

Brogan Murphy at work in the rig this morning. A long way up! @ The Tall Ship at Riverside
08/07/2020

Brogan Murphy at work in the rig this morning. A long way up! @ The Tall Ship at Riverside

27/04/2020
Castle to Crane

144 days to go! 🤞🤞🤞🤞

#Clydebuiltfest2020 #CastletoCrane2020 #YCW2020

Happy Monday Folks!

144 days until the #Clydebuiltfest2020 and #Castletocrane2020 are due to take place!

Here is a wee look back to our first ever festival and Castle to Crane race in 2017, look how much we have grown!!

Entries for the 2020 race are open here http://bit.ly/3cIqHnt

#YCW2020

Time for a reflective moment . . . Well,  we are part of the other NHS -  that is to say National Historic Ships, but as...
15/04/2020

Time for a reflective moment . . .
Well, we are part of the other NHS - that is to say National Historic Ships, but as one NHS to another we would just like to say thank you to all the key staff working to keep the virus at bay at this time.
Also to bemoan this wonderful weather. Social Distancing and Lockdown would be so much easier in driving rain and chilly conditions, which (incidentally) would also be so much kinder to Glenlee's wooden decks. The sprinkler systems are therefore on to stop the wood shrinking and help stop the leaks. No doubt the moment we are released, the weather will break.
But, for the moment, keep smiling and Glenlee looks forward to welcoming you back on board soon.
From part of your other NHS
Glenlle - made frae girders
National Historic Ships UK NHS-UK Historic Vessel Owners' Group Barrs Irn Bru super fansite

Images during the C19 Lockdown
15/04/2020

Images during the C19 Lockdown

Images during the C19 Lockdown

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 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.