After the Scottish government allowed indoor museums in the country to reopen after the long lockdown, Tall Ship Glenlee in Glasgow has been welcoming visitors again this week.
Glenlee was built in 1896 on the River Clyde at the Bay Yard, Port Glasgow by Anderson Rodger & Co. She is one of just five Clydebuilt steel sailing ships still afloat, and the only one in the UK. At 86 metres/ 208 feet long, the ship was powered by the wind alone, could carry 2,600 tons of cargo, and had a crew of just 25 men. You can find out more about the ship and voyages here.
This month, understanding that schools will still be facing barriers in bringing their classes to the ship for tours and workshops, the Learning Team at Tall Ship Glenlee have launched a brand new Learning Newsletter. The team hope to use this method to keep in more regular contact with their learning contacts, schools and group leaders
To ensure that their unique brand of learning can continue, they are also exploring how they can work with schools to create opportunities that are safe, suitable and engaging for as many students as possible. If you would like a member of their learning team to come out to your school to deliver a workshop either outdoors or at a safe distance inside, think a real visit might be possible or are interested in their brand new loan chests, please get in touch. And if you'd like to subscribe to their Learning Newsletter, you can do so here.
Tall Ship Glenlee is owned and maintained by a charity, the Clyde Maritime Trust, for the people of Glasgow and all visitors to experience and enjoy.
Entry to the Tall Ship is free, but like many other museum ships, they rely on public support to stay afloat. While you're there, why not treat yourself to lunch in their popular cafe and check out the tasty new menu? There is also a shop where you can buy Glenlee memorabilia and other nautical and Glaswegian items.
See their website for visitor information
Read more about Tall Ship Glenlee, one of our Shipshape Network Scotland projects.
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Photo: Riverside Museum, Glasgow and Tall Ship Glenlee, by Daniel Jones