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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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my husband loved this, his dad's Glaswegian and he remembered travelling on the buses when he was a small boy. It had been recommended by his boss and it didn't disappoint. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

my husband loved this, his dad's Glaswegian and he remembered travelling on the buses when he was a small boy. It had been recommended by his boss and it didn't disappoint. Not that interesting for a girlie woman, but great for the social history angle. Wonderful old Panda Car and I spotted an old Ford Capri of exactly the same... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

i visited the museum with my family, and had a great time. loved all the exhibits, including the old subway car. my grandfather just started crying when he saw the old fire engine, as he served 25 years in the South Western fire brigade, and he drove that very appliance. (it's true!) food is a bit pricey, so i recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Off all the museums visited in Glasgow this was my favourite. Great display of all the old trams for the past, loads of vintage cars right up to date with a mini used in a crash test for young drivers to take note off. On of the best motorcycle displays I have seen although they are up on the walls... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit, & as before came away with a very happy 3 year old child, there is so much to do & see. The tall ship is an absolute must for the children, with its interactions along with food & drinks facilities. The large sand pit is a definite added Bonus...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is was my first Visit to the new Transport museum in Glasgow the building is large and airy with lots of the old stuff to see cars boats trams and locomotives as well as the old Glasgow street in the old museum you could look into the cars and now you cant its a bit pointless looking from afar.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Am originally from Scotland and now live in Oz was visiting Scotland with children ages 5 and 7. This museum is free and the parking is very reasonable, cafe was good too. Lots of interesting things to keep the kids occupied - they particularly liked the Tall Ship and the find the rats game. It's a gem and accessible to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A good family day out,a trip back in time and great learning for the young and old.the tall ship is a good experience ..a free day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very fun collection of all methods of transportation. The displays are well laid out and interesting. There are model ships that rotate through a display case; there are displays depicting streetcars, business life (pub, pawn shop, etc). Kids are encouraged to have a good time with interactive exhibits. This museum was also interesting for adults. Highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip to the new museum, having loved the old museum at Kelvinhall. The new one has everything the old one did, and more. It is modern, spacious and exciting. My only two minor criticisms are that the layout seemed rather haphazard and that the dates of the exhibits could be displayed more clearly. But as I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent place to visit, and it's FREE, donation if you won't. Fabulous venue plenty to so and so, keeps the children entertained, beautiful building and surroundings. Worth a visit.

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Address: 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2720
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow

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