The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship has been refurbished and is now in place at its new location at the Riverside Museum.

  • The Tall Ship at the Riverside Museum
  • The SV Glenlee at the Riverside Museum
  • The SV Glenlee is towed back up river from Greenock

Lead Partner: The Clyde Maritine Trust

Other Partners: Glasgow Museums, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Glasgow City Council, Encore

Project History
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  • The Tall Ship on the River Clyde
  • The Tall Ship on the River Clyde
  • The Tall Ship
  • SV Glenlee
  • The Tall Ship on the River Clyde
  • The Tall Ship passes Erskine
  • The SV Glenlee passes under the Erskine Bridge
  • The SV Glenlee is towed back to its Clyde moorings
  • The Tall Ship outside at the Riverside Museum
  • The Tall Ship moves to its new home at the Riverside Museum


Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow Harbour


The Tall Ship has undergone a major refurbishment which includes the restoration of the original Captain's quarters, the installation of a children's play area in the cargo hold, building a new education deck, introduction of an audio trail facility and installing a fully accessible lift between all decks of the ship.

In the summer of 2010 the ship was towed to Garvel dry docks in Greenock to undergo repair work and to be cleaned and painted. As a result the Glenlee is looking in fantastic shape.

The redevelopment of Kelvin Harbour as Glasgow's hub for on-river activities is very much part of the Riverside Museum destination. This includes the new ferry service between Govan Quay and Pointhouse Quay, powerboat rides operated by Seaforce, the historic Kelvinhaugh Ferry number 8 (owned and maintained by the Clyde Maritime Trust) and a public slipway.

Current status:

On 28th April, The Tall Ship Glenlee was towed to her new location at
Pointhouse Quay and berthed alongside the River Museum, Glasgow's new Museum of Transport.   Both attractions opened to the public at the new site on 21st June.


Reopened to public 21 June 2011



  • Riverside Museum