NS5565 : Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship

taken 3 months ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship
Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship
Looking across the River Clyde from beside Govan Old Parish Church to the Riverside Museum and the MV Glenlee. Further upstream are the Clydeside Distillery, the Hydro, the SEC Armadillo, and the Crowne Plaza hotel. Several mute swans were feeding along the edge of the river.
The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour

SV Glenlee is a steel-hulled three-masted barque, built at the Bay Yard in Port Glasgow and launched in 1896. For 23 years she traded as a bulk cargo carrier under the Red Ensign. The ship was renamed the Clarastella in 1919 when she changed hands to the Star of Italy Italian Shipping Company of Milan. She was bought by the Spanish navy in 1922, renamed Galatea and turned into a sail training vessel.

The ship was modified and served in that role until 1969. She then operated as a static training school until 1981 when she was laid up in Seville Harbour and largely forgotten until she was rescued from being scrapped and brought back to Glasgow by the Clyde Maritime Trust.

Glenlee was berthed at Yorkhill Quay (NS5665 : SV Glenlee (The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour)) and maintained as a tourist attraction until August 2010 when she was towed downstream for further restoration work (NS5565 : River Clyde, Govan). Since 2011 Glenlee has been open as a museum ship berthed at the Riverside Museum on Pointhouse Quay, Glasgow and is known as “The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour”.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

An interesting building, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, and popular visitor attraction at the confluence of the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin - a replacement, opened in 2011, for the original Glasgow Museum of Transport in the Kelvin Hall LinkExternal link LinkExternal link. There are over 3000 exhibits, mainly transport related and recreated scenes of Glasgow streets and shops in the early 20thC.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 May, 2022   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 May, 2022
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Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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River Clyde 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5565 6591 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.8811N 4:18.4907W
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