The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

4.5
Exhibiting some of the world’s finest vintage automobiles, bicycles, ship models, trams, and steam locomotives, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel features interactive displays and a historic Glasgow street scene, giving life to many of the objects presented here. Entertaining guided tours introduce the history of transportation in all of its many forms. Use one of 90 large touchscreens to browse through images and videos telling the stories behind the exhibits. Also explore interactive displays and access platforms that allow you to climb aboard some of the trams, trains, and buses. To visit The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and get the most from your holiday in Glasgow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glasgow trip planner.
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  • We really enjoyed ourselves at the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Such a wide range of exhibits all under the same roof and so well set out. From trains, cars, period shops etc etc. It's...  more »
  • The design of the museum belongs to Zaha Hadid, love her work. Inside the museum you can find a lot of rare care, motorcycles and even buses and trams.  more »
  • Lots to see on the wet afternoon that I came here. I never did get to go on the boat moored outside. A great family tourist attraction, and if you love cars, you will be in your element here. I just.....  more »
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  • I could spend all day here and not run out of fun things to see and learn about. The Riverside Museum is one of the better museums I've visited, and they seemed to have every sort of Scottish transportation on display. I was especially intrigued by the unique displays they had on old preserved boats they excavated from river banks. They had to be at least a few thousand years old, and were in good enough shape to be on display. Kudos to the curators, who have made a fantastic presentation! I only wish I had more time to peruse the impressive collection.
  • Really liked this museum. Good selection of displays relating to transport. Great to see the old vehicles all laid out in a nice modern building making it easy to walk round and view them all. Free entry and Wifi is always a bonus. All in all a great wee place to spend a couple of hours in with the kids. Would definitely recommend.
  • Good place to visit and see/find out about history of Glasgow's past. Plenty to see and it's free, why would you not take the time to spend a couple of hours there. Has cafe downstairs and coffee shop upstairs so caters pretty much for everybody. An easy walk around and has ramp and lift to get to upper level, worth a visit.
  • Excellent museum, such a lot of interesting things to see and interact with. Brought back lots of memories of times gone by. Very well set out and detailed information about each exhibit. Donation suggested I can assure you it was well worth the suggested donation and more. Well worth a visit for both adults and children.
  • It's a lovely place to visit. They have good collection of vehicles and they are well maintained. The staff is very helpful. However, the only drawback that I think is the lighting. As it gets dark early in winters, the Museum becomes dark too cause there is not enough lighting in there. Overall, good experience and lovely parking space.

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