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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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Fantastic visit.

Great day out at the Riverside Museum. Lots to do for our children age 12,9 and 7. Good cafe. Staff very friendly. A real must if in Glasgow with kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great day out at the Riverside Museum. Lots to do for our children age 12,9 and 7. Good cafe. Staff very friendly. A real must if in Glasgow with kids.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Very good made, gives you much more insight than just into transport and travel. A gem for children too! We were surprised that it is free! In other countries this would cost 8-10 Euros!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Havebt been before my college trip and must say I will return. It was really nice to see such a different in technology and time. Going to take my mum for a visit sometime as well.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

the collections are very well displayed in this wonderful new museum. it is far from town but the hop on and off bus does go there

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Spennymoor, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Museum is free to enter, they do ask for a donation though and easy to get to using the underground as we did. It is in a great location, right on the river bank. There are many great exhibits covering a wide range of styles of transportation. Having read some of the previous reviews I must agree that I'm not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic time. Its all free. The tour guide was amazing. We loved the old street, and the underground. The shop and café are lovely. We travelled to the museum on the hop on hop off bus, but there Is a car park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful museum with lots to see and great for 4 generations of our travelling party. Good cafes and food but eat on the underdeck of boat rather than in museum as its quieter and cheaper!!! A must visit and gives you a fab view of the river too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an amazing place to go to , great place to have fun and go back in time !! I have been here lots of times and every visit still amazing !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Museum is at the intersection of 2 rivers in Glasgow--- celebrating Glasgow's history as a transportation hub. Didn't think we would like it as much as we did-- worth a look and a lovely walk from the Kelsingrove Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is another must see, its not too far from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, but be careful you might spend too much time in either that they may not be done on the same day as they both have a lot to offer. The Museum of Transport and Travel is something else, it is full of examples of the transport age... More 

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