Glasgow's Leading Attractions

The Tall Ship

The Tall Ship: Berthed on The River Clyde in the heart of Glasgow SV Glenlee is a major visitor attraction in the City and welcomes some 200,000 visitors per year.

SV Glenlee was built in 1896 on the River Clyde, which was then the greatest shipbuilding river in the world.   She worked as a cargo ship for over 20 years, circumnavigating the globe 4 times. SV Glenlee is now the only remaining Clyde-built sailing vessel afloat in the UK and is an icon of Glasgow’s ship building heritage.

The Tall Ship officially became an accredited museum in 2008 and she is recognised as part of the Core Collection of historic vessels in the UK, offering an exciting programme of family events, education projects, exhibitions and tours.  The Ship offers visitors an inviting Café where you can enjoy a refreshment or a light lunch, a souvenir gift shop and a children’s play area.  Visit the Captain’s cabin, engine room and cargo hold cinema!  The Glenlee is also available to hire for private functions.

The Tall Ship is a Registered Scottish Charity no SC004608.

Opening hours

Summer (March – October) 10:00am – 5:00pm
Winter (November – February) 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Tall Ship is FREE to enter for individuals and families (up to a maximum of 8 people per group). To enable Free Entry, The Tall Ship relies on support from our visitors by using our cafe, gift shop and purchasing our guide book.