The Tall Ship at Riverside
Step back in time to the days of sail and experience Glasgow's maritime history at first hand. Explore the UK's only remaining Clydebuilt sailing ship, the Glenlee - exhibitions on board tell the story of the ship. If you have ever wondered what it would have been like to be a sailor on a tall ship, this is your chance to find out. Children can have fun by joining in the hunt for Jock, the ship's cat. An unmissable experience, The Tall Ship offers guided tours, changing exhibitions, children's activities, a nautical gift shop and café.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Lift to all levels. Interactive displays showing areas with limited accessibility
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily Mar-Oct 10-5; Nov-Feb 10-4
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About the area
Scotland’s biggest city is also arguably its youngest. Glasgow may have been founded some 1,500 years ago, but most of what you see today is much more recent. The nightlife is legendary, ranging from a lively clubbing scene to Scottish traditional music in lively bars and pubs. The city claims to be Scotland’s sporting capital, a claim which was reinforced when it was chosen to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Football is as much a local obsession as anywhere in Scotland, with all clubs maintaining a keen rivalry.
Glasgow can claim to be one of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse cities, and it has been since the 19th century. Glasgow’s industrial boom created huge demand for labour at a time when both the Scottish Highlands and Ireland were suffering extreme poverty and even famine, so tens of thousands of people migrated to work in Glasgow’s mills and shipyards. The city also had a sizeable Jewish community, and in the late 19th century, large numbers of Italians migrated to the city. About a century later, Glasgow attracted migrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, and as a result you’ll find some of the best Asian food in Scotland here.
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