Address: 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
Tel: 0141 287 2720
Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sat: 10am – 5pm; Fri & Sun: 11am – 5pm
Glasgow’s Riverside Museum has over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities!
The dynamic new Riverside Museum (replacing the Glasgow Transport Museum) displays Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, which stems from the River Clyde.
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting.
There are over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes plus over 90 large touch screen activities to keep those little fingers happy pushing buttons!
The museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glaswegian flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars. They include such world-famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.
The breadth of the collection is impressive. It features all forms of transport from horse-drawn vehicles to buses and fire engines, and from motorcycles to caravans. Even toy cars and prams are included.
Much loved by visitors from far and wide are the famous Glasgow trams, the ‘Subway’ station and Kelvin Street. You can recapture the atmosphere of old Glasgow.
The Museum of Transport has been a firm favourite with generations of Glasgow children and their parents. For an entertaining day out it really does have something for all the family.