We’re implementing some changes on board that our visitors should be aware of.

Paid attraction

From Monday 1st July, The Tall Ship Glenlee will be a paid attraction once again.

The Trust, which runs and maintains the ship, has taken the decision following careful analysis of the challenging funding landscape and rising costs. 

These steps are being taken to ensure we can see the ship continue to flourish for decades to come.

Up until now, we have been the only free-to-visit historic vessel or museum attraction of our kind in the UK. We have looked to fix the admissions fees at a level far below the UK average museum attraction entry charge to ensure the ship continues to attract and be accessible to as large and diverse an audience as possible. 

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The Tall Ship Glenlee is open!

We are currently undergoing exciting maintenance projects that will safeguard the future of Glenlee and improve the visitor experience. Some areas of the ship may be closed or look different during this period. We are very grateful to the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland and the Friends of Glasgow Museums for their ongoing support. 


© Daniel Jones, National Historic Ships Photographer of the Year 2020

The Story of the Glenlee

From a British cargo vessel, an Italian ship of mystery, to a sail training icon of the Spanish Navy, the Tall Ship Glenlee has adapted to many changes over a 127 year history.

The sail-powered cargo vessel circumnavigated the globe several times, underpinned by the famous Clydebuilt steel hull that has far outlived the original purpose when the ship found new life as a naval classroom for building maritime skills for over 70 years in Spain.

Threatened with scrappage, the Clyde Maritime Trust bought the ship with an ambitious restoration plan in 1993, which has enabled a new life for the ship in Glasgow. The Tall Ship Glenlee continues to share stories of the people and places of the ship while providing a unique space for learning, heritage and entertainment in the city.

Support Us

The Tall Ship Glenlee Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (SC004608) that manages the running and maintenance of the Tall Ship Glenlee.  

Financial support from visitors, individuals, companies and other donors, alongside support from heritage organisations and local authorities, is essential to keep the ship afloat for future generations.

Any donation that you can make will help greatly with this work and you can play a part in restoring the maritime heritage of Scotland that helped the City of Glasgow flourish.