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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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2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year.

Highlights include steam...

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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good day out

Excellent day out for families and free ! Lots of things to see and do for children . Onsite cafes a bit pricey

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Inverness, United Kingdom

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent day out for families and free ! Lots of things to see and do for children . Onsite cafes a bit pricey

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live nearby and have visited quite a few times. I preferred the old transport museum. This seems too abstract. The location is difficult to find if you are not a glesweigan. The view from the tall ship outside is good but I have been disappointed every time I go. Maybe I am being bias as I remember the old... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a find. A free attraction suitable for all. So interesting. All modes of transport from bikes to skateboards and steam trains to horse drawn carriages. All beautifully presented in a modern venue.

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Thank TARTANANNE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went along to the museum with wife and grandson. It was our first visit. We had visited the old museum a long time ago. This is a fantastic place, really well laid out, with lots of fun stuff for the kids. It is easily accessible to all. There are plenty of seats and tables and you can bring your own... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great venue for adults and children with an excellent selection of transport exhibits old and new. Interactive museum with many screens to encourage participation by children and adults alike. The historical street from Glasgow was brilliant as were the trams and ship models. Best of all it's free!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is well worth a visit on the outskirts of the city. Accessible by the big red tour bus, car or a tour bus. an unusual shaped building houses this lovely museum. Free to enter but they do ask for donations. I'm not normally a museum person, but this is definitely worth a visit. Its all very interesting looking back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise find! It if free although a £3 donation is requested. Even at that price this was a brilliant museum. So interesting, well laid out and the staff were excellent and friendly. My wife and I loved it and spent about 2hrs there. The recreation street and shops was amazing!

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting, something for everyone, loads and loads of lovely old vehicles could stroll round here forever, boats, bikes, motorbikes cars, vans lorries, trains and things you wouldn't think of, There is a lovely old replica street, aye a street exhibition with shops underground vehicles just like yesteryear. COOL

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took two grandsons who love the museum , loads for them to see and do . So many different exhibits , really well displayed . Great for all ages , will return many times .

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two female friends and I went here on a very wet Sunday morning to escape the rain. None of us is particularly interested in cars or airplanes so we weren't expecting much but we all loved it. It is very interactive and we loved the fact that you could actually go into the old shops as opposed to just looking... More 

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