Riverside Museum

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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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Alyson MacKay - She-Her (2 years ago)
The Transport museum is a great place to visit for tourist and locals alike. It's free entry with donation points around and in the building. It's easy to get to and wheelchair accessible. Just about every form of transportation from history is on offer, many of which you can go inside or interact with in some regards. Great for kids, and long or short visits.
Martin Hurst (2 years ago)
What a fantastic museum! So well laid out with loads of interesting information about transport, the history of transport, and the history of Glasgow through the lens of transportation. I love it. Completely free, which means you can go whenever you like and spend as long as you like so its great for when we have families with young kids visiting. Some fantastic exhibits and constantly changing and being updated. The facilities are clean, there is a good cafe and shop and the building itself is very impressive. Great location too.
Lynn Clydesdale (2 years ago)
This museum is absolutely first class for lots of reasons. A great experience for all ages. Lots to see and lots to enjoy. I took a small group of children with profound and complex needs. They had a fabulous time. This couldn't have been possible without all of the amazing staff at the museum. We were welcomed, accommodated with a room for lunch and asked frequently throughout our visit if we had everything we needed. The facilities are fabulous and made changing wee people's nappies very easy as there is a plinth and a hoist. I can do nothing more than give the museum and their wonderful staff a first class review.
Tim Robinson (2 years ago)
Excellent museum. Not massive so you can get around it comfortably and see everything. Naturally biased towards the Clyde and its ship building heritage but lots of other interesting stuff to see as well. Enjoyed it. Well worth a visit. Oh, and it's free to get in. ?
- (3 years ago)
Nice to go here and just watch the water. Was down with my girlfriend and we enjoyed a nice night. It was busy with lots of people about, very comfortable and good atmosphere. Parking was adequate and it is easy to access from the dual carriageway. There are other venues nearby which are also easy to walk too.
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