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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland (West End)
+44 141 287 2720
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #25 of 171 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage cars, motorbikes and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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South Yorkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Really impressive. Exhibits presented in an imaginative way in a remarkable building. Decent food in the cafe.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My Second Visit, and this place is still stunning! The building stands out with it's very unique Architecture. Both inside and outside. I recommend checking out the recreated old style street to the left of the main entrance first. And have a walk through all the stores. Very authentic! Mainly because most things in this museum are interactive. From the... More

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Manchester
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is a new build in a striking building by the Clyde. The surroundings could be nicer but the museum is great and we spent several hours looking at everything including a visit aboard the Glenlee outside. Every form of transport seems to be here and is presented very well, particularly the wall of cars and the ship conveyor.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I can definitely see why this was voted the European Museum of the Year for 2013! A great museum for people of all ages. It's not overly large and won't take too much time to explore but it has great exhibits. The museum has a small sit down cafe that serves decent food for lunch. On nice days in the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

That was our first visit in new location,we were very impressed with the museum,all the attractions and facilities; the kids were amazed with the ship, trams and buses.Great place for family say out.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this excellent museum. It offers exhibits for all ages and is easily accessible for the handicapped. Just in front of the museum there is ample parking space.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

great museum for all ages and the best thing is its free. Even the building is a great design. For us oldies it brings back many memories. Very good cafe as well.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Museum for the first time, and how impressed we were. There are numerous great exhibits ranging from Cars, Trams, Trains, ships, only to mention a few!. It is the best collect of cars I have ever seen. There are lots of interactive items to amuse the children, and adults! The admission is free, and 3 –... More

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to the transport museum numerous times and every visit is always as good as the last. My son loves cars and would happily go every week. We usually take a picnic and there is seating dotted about to accommodate this. Well worth a visit time and time again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ideal place to spend a morning or afternoon with kids or adults. Plenty to keep both amused. Personally like the old "jam sandwich" and the model ships. The latter are really works of art. There is a large sand pit at the front of the Museum which is getting good use on these very sunny days. Buckets and spades provided..

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