The Clyde Maritime Museum consists of Kelvinhaugh Quay, The Pumphouse, Yorkhill Quay and the SV' Glenlee (built in1896). The SV 'Glenlee' is a beautifully restored 'tall ship' and one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships left afloat in the World.
There is a long history of shipbuilding on the Clyde stretching back 3000 years and the Maritime Museum documents some of the high points - from examples of dugout canoes found in the riverbank silt to photographs of ocean going liners built by the famous Clyde 'Yairds'. For me though the main attraction of the Maritime museum is the sailing ship the SV 'Glenlee' which is permanently berthed at Yorkhill Quay.
Pat and myself where practically the first people to step aboard the SV Glenlee when it arrived in Glasgow after being part of the Tall Ships Event down in Greenock - which co-incidently we had also visited just the previous week. We turned up for a visit before it was officialy opened and where allowed to have a sneek preview on-board; a sample of the hard life of the mariner of yesteryear. Well worth the trip was our verdict on this new West End attraction.
The Museum is located within The Pumphouse - an attractive sandstone building which housed the pump to the power the hydraulic cranes, swing bridges and capstans of the nearby Queen's Dock.
Children's activities are now available at the centre - it is a good day out for all the family. A cafe and the shop are open on site.* Purchase a Season Ticket after your initial visit for only £20 for a family of four - This ticket offers you free entry all year round, including access to the exciting events programme throughout the year.
The Tall Ship can also be hired for corporate functions and makes an unusual and memorable place for a wedding or birthday party. Pirate birthday parties are a winner with the kids and great value for money!
Visit www.thetallship.com for further information on events and hire.
The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour
100 Stobcross Road
Glasgow, G3 8QQ
Phone: 0141 222 2513
Fax: 0141 222 2536
The Tall Ship offers the chance to explore one of the last remaining Clydebuilt tall ships, the s.v. Glenlee. Exhibitions, activities and events for children, a riverside caf£ bar and nautical souvenir shop are also on offer. The Centre is open 7 days a week, EVERY DAY, 10am to 5pm.
By car, follow signs for SECC WEST and The Tall Ship off the Clydeside Expressway and park in front of The Pumphouse. Alternatively, take number 3 First Glasgow bus (every 30 mins Mon to Sat) directly to our door via Clydebank, Botanic Gardens, Buchanan Street Bus Station, Union Street, Broomielaw, SECC (terminating at The Tall Ship).Clyde Maritime Centre Ltd, 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ.
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A small amount of information about the sailing ship Calluna can be found here: http://pc-78-120.udac.se:8001/WWW/Nautica/Ships/Merchant/Sail/C/Calluna(1891).html.
--Jim Byrne ( james dot byrne2 at ntlworld dot com ) from UK on 28.6.2002; 21:52:43 Uhr
I am seeking any information obout a ship named "calluna". Built in 1891 by Charles Connell & Co Glasgow, and sunk by a German submarine in 1917 en route to New York.
What type of ship, crew, routes etc etc etc.
Many thanks in antisipation. David
-- David ( pdbunn at yahoo dot co dot uk ) from England on 28.6.2002; 21:04:41 Uhr