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How to Find Us

The Tall Ship is berthed on the north bank of the River Clyde, outside The Riverside Museum and is easily accessible through both public and private transport.

Train and Subway

The closest train station to the ship is Partick (approximately a 10 minute, signposted walk). This station is served by both the Glasgow Subway service and the National Rail Service (low-level train).
Why not park at one of the Park & Ride Underground Stations: Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge or Shields Road?


From the M8 west bound take junction 19 on to the Clydeside expressway (A814), or east bound via the Clyde tunnel and head towards the city centre. Follow the brown tourist signs for The Tall Ship.
Limited *parking is available. £1.00 for a four hour stay.
12 spaces are reserved for blue badge holders with no time restrictions.
Information for visitors with limited mobility or wheelchair users can be found *here.
Designated parent and child spaces available.

Coach and Car Parking

Car parking is £1 for four hours.
Coach parking is free there is also a designated coach drop-off point adjacent to the bus stop.
There are 12 disabled parking bays for use by blue badge holders.
Our carpark is shared with the Riverside Museum therefore during peak season and special events the carpark can become full. During popular events the carpark can reach capacity.
We would advise that on these days if vehicle access is necessary that you arrive early in order to secure a space.
The ship has excellent transport links via bus services, Partick train station the Govan Ferry, park and ride services, cycle paths and walkways.


There is a bus stop located in the car park which is serviced by Garelochhead Coaches’ Service 100. This runs every 30 minutes connects The Riverside Museum and Tall Ship, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, The SECC and George Square. Please see here for more information and time tables.
The Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour Bus also has a stop here.


There is a dedicated cycle track from Glasgow Central, the National Cycle Route 7 leaves Glasgow by following the River Clyde to Dumbarton and heads to Inverness via Aberfoyle, Killin, Pitlochry, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge.
There are bicycle racks to secure up to 28 bikes near the car park.
Please click here for more information on the cycle route.

Govan Ferry

The FREE Govan Ferry connects Govan and the West End during the summer months (subject to funding). To find out more information visit their website here for timetables and availability.


Kelvin Harbour is available for public use under the supervision of The Tall Ship. Mariners wishing to visit The Tall Ship are welcome to use Kelvin Harbour pontoons for free up to a maximum of four hours thereafter visiting vessel charges apply.


The closest airport is Glasgow international Airport.