The Riverside Museum is the location of the Glasgow Museum of Transport, at Pointhouse Quay in the Glasgow Harbour. The building opened in June 2011. The museum won the 2013 European Museum of the Year Award.

As well as housing many of the existing collections of the Glasgow Museum of Transport, the city has acquired SAR Class 15F 4-8-2 steam locomotive, No.3007. Built by the Glasgow-based North British Locomotive Company at its Polmadie Works in 1945, the locomotive was bought in late 2006 from Transnet.

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Founded: 2011
Category: Museums in United Kingdom

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Filip Rasinski (6 months ago)
Great maritime experience on the Tall Ship and the museum has got a lot to offer such as wide range of old school cars, train's, etc. There is also a space for children under the deck on the ship and inside museum. Highly recommended!
Adrian Drake (6 months ago)
Awesome place to visit... We spent a good couple of hours wandering around all nostalgic like! We jumped on the open top bus for the tour of Glasgow from there too. Oh not to mention the tall ship.
Rukshan (7 months ago)
Was gutted to find out that they were closed during covid when I visited but the architecture and the view at the big ship was awesome, will definitely be back to visit the museum it self.
Oswyn Athaide (7 months ago)
Not able to view due to Covid although the history of the ship docked outside was very informative
Ritchy P (7 months ago)
I mean for free, you couldn't really rate it anything less than 5 stars, good free day out on a rainy weekday
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