The Museum of Transport

The Museum of Transport is now CLOSED as all of its objects have been moved to
the new Riverside Museum, the new home of Glasgow’s transport collections.

Museum of Transport
1 Bunhouse Road
G3 8DP

Admission: NOW CLOSED

Opening hours: NOW CLOSED

Glasgow’s Museum of Transport is one of the most popular museums of transport in the British Isles.

Situated in the Kelvin Hall, the Transport Museum attracts half a million visitors a year.  It was founded in 1964 and houses many exhibits of national and international importance.

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.

The Clyde Room contains some 250 fascinating ship models.  They represent the huge contribution of the River Clyde and its shipbuilders and engineers to the world of maritime trade.  From the Comet of 1812 to fabulous builders models of the Hood, Howe, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2, the Clyde Room reflects the proud boast ‘Clyde built’.

Locomotive manufacture was also an important Glasgow industry, and the museum celebrates our railway heritage.  You can see an impressive collection of famous locomotives.  These include the Caledonian Railway Caley No.123 single driver, the Highland Railway No.103 the Jones Goods and the Gordon Highlander No.49 of the Great North of Scotland Railway.

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.

Riverside Museum Project
A new Museum of Transport on the Clyde is under development by Glasgow Museums in collaboration with other Council departments and Glasgow Harbour Ltd.  The Riverside Museum will be a landmark museum which create a more accessible and environmentally stable home for Glasgow’s significant Transport and Technology collections, and for the first time allow the proper interpretation of Glasgow’s important maritime history through the museum site, the Glenlee tall ship and our unique ship model collection. F ind out more about the Riverside Museum.

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