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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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Ranked #25 of 180 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Although the transport to and from this museum of transport is not the greatest from the west end of Glasgow its a 15/20 minute walk will a great reward at the end . Being Glasgow this has free admition and also stunning views of the river Clyde and the old shop yards of bygone years

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If in Glasgow you must visit this attraction. The tall ship itself is amazing and the museum of transport excellent. All ages will be totally amazed at all the different forms of transport from baby's prams of yesteryear to full sized locomotives. There is also a mock street similar to the ones in York. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic,I loved it and could have stayed there all day if my partner had agreed..however,shopping was on the agenda and needs must..

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

First of all, the museum is free. Brilliant items to look at. Cafe was a bit expensive but excellent museum. Would go back in a heartbeat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Although I don't generally go to museums, this one proved to be quite an experience for me. It's unlike the typical, boring museums and has so many modes of transport on display in a really exciting way - presented well enough to keep people of all age groups engaged. Remember, it closes by 5 pm, so it should ideally be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

So many historic transportation items such as bikes, cars, even baby prams! Don't forget the Boat behind the museum and take note that the museum closes at 5.00pm however the last entry to the boat is 3.30pm. So make sure you head to the boat first if you are there at 3pm or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Lots to do and see. Eating cafe area looks decent. Tall ship very interesting and glad it's free admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great for all ages, would recommend to all. Very interesting and you will come out having learned a few things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Whether you are interested in transport or not this is a must. Wonderful , imaginative displays saying a lot about Glasgow history, The nearby tall ship is worth a visit too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I loved the old Transport Museum near kelvin grove . I must say that the move to the new site is Brill. we have had few great days out with the kids and our relatives from England... They have managed to keep some of the best features of the old and updated it. Also the entrance to the tall ship... More

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