The Tall Ship has been refurbished and is now in place at its new location at the Riverside Museum.
Lead Partner: The Clyde Maritine Trust
Other Partners: Glasgow Museums, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Glasgow City Council, Encore
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow Harbour
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.
On 28th April, The Tall Ship Glenlee was towed to her new
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
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.