150 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS
1896, Anderson Rodger
The Glenlee was built at the Bay Yard in Port Glasgow and first took to the water in 1896. She circumnavigated the world four times before being brought home to Glasgow. Come on board to learn about her fascinating life on the high seas.
The Glenlee first took to the water as a bulk cargo carrier in 1896. She circumnavigated the globe four times and survived (though not without incident) passing through the fearsome storms of Cape Horn 15 times before being bought by the Spanish navy in 1922 and being turned into a sail training vessel. The ship was modified and served in that role until 1969. She then operated as a training school until 1981 when she was laid up in Seville Harbour and largely forgotten. A British naval architect saw her in Seville in 1990 and two years later, the Clyde Maritime Trust succeeded in buying the re-named Galatea at auction for 5 million Pesetas (£40,000) and saved her from dereliction.
In November 1999, the Glenlee was recognised as part of the Core Collection of historic vessels in the UK. Chosen from a list of over 1,500 ships, the Glenlee is one of only 43 vessels recognised by the National Historic Ships Committee as being of pre-eminent national significance in terms of maritime heritage, historic associations or technological innovation.
Tours: Wed, Sat-Sun 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm; 60 minutes
Tour meeting point: Main mast on board The Tall Ship
Wednesday 12th September 11am
Wednesday 12th September 12pm
Wednesday 12th September 2pm
Wednesday 12th September 3pm
Saturday 15th September 11am
Saturday 15th September 12pm
Saturday 15th September 2pm
Saturday 15th September 3pm
Sunday 16th September 11am
Sunday 16th September 12pm
Sunday 16th September 2pm
Sunday 16th September 3pm
Parking: £1 charge for 4 hours
Take part in our self-led Scavenger Hunt activity sheets and Captain's Challenge activity boards whilst enjoying lots of hands-on activities such as scrubbing the decks and turning the wheel!
Board The Tall Ship for an exciting under the sea themed session featuring song, rhymes, puppets, music, games and imaginative play! Ages 0-4.
Tue 11th, 10.30am; 45 minutes
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443