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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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Address: 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2720
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Description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include...
2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage cars, motorbikes and cycles including possibly the worlds oldest bicycle. There is also a Glasgow street with shops, subway station and pub. Guided tours available.
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It's Not The Same

I'll be honest here - I am of the generation who grew up visiting the Transport Museum at the Kelvin Hall. That place seemed huge, with something different around every corner... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I'll be honest here - I am of the generation who grew up visiting the Transport Museum at the Kelvin Hall. That place seemed huge, with something different around every corner. There were trams you could climb on, exhibits to touch, and the incredible Kelvin Street which I loved walking up and down with my grandparents, enjoying their stories of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This museum was great! The first thing I did in coming to Glasgow! The building itself is amazing. Very cool architecture and on the inside it is very open. They have vehicles from every era. Even a hippie van that was used at a peace camp. It's so cool to see all the old cars from minis to rolls royces.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

the location is excellent, although a bit of a walk when you come by public transport. The building is modern, the interior is clean and fresh looking. The collection though is a mish mash. A south African steam train is standing next to the first pram, a tram, a bit confusing to say the least. Most of the classic cars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here more from hunger than any other reason but were glad we did. We looked round as we walked through to the cafe and found it interesting and decided to take a closer look after eating. The cafe was a pleasant surprise overlooking the river and serving good homemade food. Looking round more of the museum we had... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loads to see, boats, trams, automobiles,bikes and all forms of transport through the ages, well laid out and easy to access, friendly and informative staff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

the riverside and transport museum is not actually in Glasgow but nearer Partick there are buses and trains can get you there if you don't have a car, the car parking isn't free, entry to museum is free and you can leave a donation if you want, lots to see, and if its raining somewhere to take the children, there... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great day out with free entrance. The exhibits are very well laid out for all to see and everything is very well accessable

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

there was so much to see including the ship outside. I loved it from start to finish. It is also a free day out to take the family. Although it is out of the city, you can get to it easily by bus or tube or rail

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a visitor to Glasgow or a native of this great city this is one place you must visit. My first visit to this museum was with my late Dad when it was housed in the old tram workshops over in the south side. We continued to visit when it moved to the Kelvin Hall and still visit... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum has a great modern building and some interesting exhibits, but I was disappointed that it was not more interactive and hands on. It was how museums used to be, which is surprising for a museum that has recently relocated to this fantastic space. Personally I felt everything was stuffed and mounted, there was not enough opportunity to get... More 

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