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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 well worth the trip if your into transport of any type, but take your time for some reason I rushed around the first couple of times and thought the museum was just ok, relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kids still loves this but not very much hands on available yes plenty interactive area to learn but the repeated do not touch signs defeat the attraction of a transport museum kids leave frustrated that can't go in and around everything

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum again this week in the course of social history research and ended up spending 4 hours there enjoying the displays that are often changed. Very hands-on for children and many schools take advantage of this. Rooms are available for school visits as are eating areas. Well stocked shop and cafe are available and the view from the... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's well worth the trip if your into transport of any type, but take your time for some reason I rushed around the first couple of times and thought the museum was just ok, relax read the information and speak to the staff there actually is a massive amount to absorb . If your into photography there's plenty to shoot... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This venue was hired by a company I was visiting for a major project review. The meeting room was spacious and well equipped. Added bonus, you get to tour the museum as part of the deal. There is a huge range of transportation on display, from kids bikes and prams, to complete, large scale steam locomotives with their tenders. There... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My parents had a super time, it really was a trip down memory lane for them. they especially enjoyed the video clips and boarding the trams. My Dad is ex merchant navy so he spent hours checking out all the boats. Views magnificant down the river Clyde.

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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

One of the most popular free museums in the UK. Really good to see all the "old" vehicles. Recommend.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This museum was very well laid out, and I thought that it did an excellent job separating the different types of transportation and their histories. Even though I am not really into the history of transportation, it was fun to wander through and see the exhibits. There were even a lot of audio-visual components that complemented the physical exhibits, which... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience at the Transport Museum. We went on a recent trip to Glasgow, and I wanted to be sure to visit this museum. Free admittance, and plenty to see. Wonderful displays, and the layout is very enjoyable. The Tall Ship Glenlee is also available to visit, for a donation, which I enjoyed immensely.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is by far one of the best we have been to. It is free and parking is £1 for 4 hours making it a cheap day out. The range of transport they have is vast and very well-informed. We couldn't believe that the time went so quickly and soon used the 4 hours up! The cafe was good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Throughly enjoyable for adults and children. The exhibits are well laid out, attractive and approachable. As in most great museums, you do not realize how much you are learning because you are so immersed in the fascinating surroundings. Stopped at the cafe which had good food. Well worth taking the time to make this a stop on your itinerary.

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