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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 #27 of 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty 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... more » 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. « less
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely dayout at the Riverside Museum lots of old trams cars etc to see .... my two boys loved it ,,,,,The Tall Ship is free but beware they will try and sell you a guide for £4 ... not worth it we were only on it for about 10 mins .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Riverside museum was an excellent place to visit, especially with boys. Race cars, motorcycles, trolleys, bicycles, airplanes, jet turbines, dugout canoes....and of course, ships. Glasgow was historically a shipyard, but there are no remnants of this industry left. If you want to see what it was like or read about it, this museum is the place to be. Teen's... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Large collection of model ships,old cars/bikes.trams etc ,etc with good visual displays and press-and-listen information screens.Free entry but honesty box suggests donation of £3/per person.Well worth a half day visit and close to Tall Ship,BBC Scotland and SECC.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit - adults and children and particularly for older generation it brings back memories of the older mode of transport. There is no fee but you can donate to help with the maintenance of the exhibits.

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Charlottetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is outstanding. The layout, ease of viewing, ease and low cost of parking, and the variety of exhibits make this a must see attraction for visitors to Glasgow. A favourite has to be the tram car that has an audio of the clippie talking to passengers in typical Glaswegian fashion: if you never lived in Glasgow, be sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took our twelve year old grandson through to Glasgow yesterday to visit the museum and the tall ship. As long as you exit the motorway (from the east coast) at junction 19 and stay in the right hand lane you will find this venue very easily and then at worst you may have to wait 5minutes... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After reading some of the negative local reviews we visited with trepidation - and had a great visit. It was school hols and it was brilliant to see so many children having a good time, too. The museum is fun, informative and innovative, with a nod to the future of museums. There is no rush and we browsed a while,... More

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Kensal Rise, London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is 100% perfect in every way. We could have spent longer here; we only allowed an hour and this was not enough. It is free :) which is always a bonus. It is crammed with so much to see but displayed so well and spaced out there is never a feeling of it being cluttered. Everything is in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A really fun visit for all ages. We walked around and in and on all types of means of trasportation from the past. It was a bit like a trip back in time. Truly amusing and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Decided to go last minute with other half, easy to find and once your there is great fun! I like how there is a donation box to put whatever you see fit in. The museum is filled with educational little games for children and I personally found it educational for myself. The ship outside was just as fascinating! A lovely... More

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