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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

Address: 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2720
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Ranked #13 of 388 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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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Kangar
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is not as large as i thought but it definitely is interesting. The array of old cars, bikes and the story of Graeme Obree's success are some of things that capture my interest. The is also a corner which looks like a town in the 19th century which makes a GREAT place to take pictures. A must visit... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to two previous homes of the Transport Museum was really looking forward to visiting its new site - what a differance. spacious,airy and very well laid out - could have spent a lot longer there but had grandson aged 16 months with us who was exhausted after 2 hours. Free admission and only £1 to park the car... More 

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north scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful surprise this museum was. All modes of transport are there. The cars through the ages are absolutely beautiful and sparkling. They are so well presented. However there are trains,trams,buses, ambulance, prams, bikes and vans. the actual building is also a work of art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were most inspired by the interesting things to see and do in the museum,I could not believe the Churchill Pram I had for my son in 1969 was being exhibited also my daughters silver cross pram which was bought in 1975 ,truly a very remarkable place to spend a day ,we will certainly be having another visit when the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I took my 2 younger grandsons for my birthday treat on a wet and wild Monday afternoon. A bit of a walk for the almost 3 yr old so would take buggy next time. Lots of interesting exhibits but my favourites are the model ships. The cloakroom was a great bonus as were the many toilets. There is also a... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A good wee trip down memory lane today at transport museum really loads of interesting things to see and we spent a good 2 hours we could have spent more but ran out of time also a lovely restaurant with excellent choices on the menu, and a wee walk through an old cobbled street with all the old shops was... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

First visit for me to the 'new' Transport Museum and very well worth the circuitous route I took to get there! First, the good points: super exhibits (more than I remember in the old location); well structured layout of exhibits; something for all ages (was there with 3 grandchildren aged 2 and 4 who thoroughly enjoyed their visit); good range... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic visit to this museum, really surprised at the number and variety of exhibits. No entrance fee but it deserves a generous donation. Saw people of all ages having a really good time. We will be making another visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lot of money to spend on hanging exhibits on a wall which were at ground level in the previous Museum!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lots to see, lots of things to entertain the kids. An excellent day out and free of charge. Used to visit the old museum before it moved. Was impressed then. Even better now.

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