The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

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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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  • Well worth the visit, even with the pandemic staff have gone to great lengths to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to trip through history. Will definitely return.  more »
  • Went here on a visit to glasgow to visit family and pre booked tickets here for one of the days we were up (its free to enter but covid restrictions you can pre book a time slot) Had a fantastic few....  more »
  • Visited for the morning. We were on the hop on hop off bus and got off at The Riverside Museum to visit. Great layout inside. Lots to see. Would visit again if in the area, Staff excellent.  more »
  • 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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