The Tall Ship at Riverside
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.
Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm.
Tours: Wed, Sat & Sun, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm; 60 mins
**incorrectly listed in our brochure as every hour 11am-3pm**
Meeting point: Main mast on board the Tall Ship
Booking essential - opens 1st September at 10am
Accessibility: Limited accessibility - most of the ship is accessible except the poop deck, f'o'csle and main deckhouse
Facilities: Toilet, wheelchair accessible toilet, refreshments, staff will have undergone Accessible Tourism Training
Parking: £1 charge for 4 hours