Kelvin Harbour

A new small boat harbour near the new Riverside Museum will help regenerate the area by increasing the number of boats using the Clyde.

  • The slipway at Riverside Museum
  • Kelvin Harbour
  • The slipway at Riverside Museum

Lead Partner: Kelvin Harbour Ltd, a subsidiary of The Clyde Maritime Trust Ltd

Other Partners: Glasgow City Council

Contact Details:
Kelvin Harbour Ltd
c/o The Tall Ship
0141 357 3699

Project History
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  • Work underway for slipway at Riverside Museum site
  • Work underway for slipway at Riverside Museum site
  • The slipway at Riverside Museum
  • The slipway at Riverside Museum nears completion
  • The slipway nears completion
  • Access to the slipway at Kelvin Harbour
  • Kelvin Harbour adjacent the Riverside Museum
  • Kelvin Harbour at the mouth of the River Kelvin where it meets the Clyde
  • Kelvin Harbour

Location:

Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow Harbour

Description:

Kelvin Harbour is located to the west of the Riverside Museum at the mouth of the River Kelvin where it meets the Clyde. The harbour facilities include a slipway and berthing pontoons.   The harbour is being used by the new Govan Ferry, by the Clyde Maritime Trust (for the berthing of its workboats and its collection of small historic boats), the Strathclyde Fire and rescue Service, the Sea Cadets, and the Seaforce Power Boat training centre.   The ferry service started in June 2011 and runs regularly across the river.

The slipway will be available for public use for the launching and recovery of small boats.   Visiting vessels of moderate size (up to 36 feet) may also be berthed for short visits and will be able to take on water; overnight berthing is not available, and there are no refuelling facilities. Arrangements should be made in advance by phoning the Ship Manager at The Tall Ship: 0141 357 3699.

Current status:

Completed in May 2011 and opened to the public from June 2011.

Timescale:

Opened June 2011

Cost:

£2m