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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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... because it's also like travelling back in time. And like all museums in Glasgow that are city owned, it's free. Small hitch is the café, but there's enough good food in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

... because it's also like travelling back in time. And like all museums in Glasgow that are city owned, it's free. Small hitch is the café, but there's enough good food in Glasgow to make up for it.

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warwicks,uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you are the least interested in the history of transport sustems in the UK, then don't miss this fabulous museum! They have the most amazing collection of grams, trains, cars, bicycles - all laid outage described with brilliant audio-visual illustrations. You'll learn so much, and be thoroughly entertained at the same time. And it's all free! Don't miss the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum itself is great to look at - interesting architecture by the water. Inside, we didn't have too much time, so we couldn't explore everything. I really liked the topics covered and enjoyed the way they were presented, e.g. the mockup of an old street with shops. Can imagine that kids would also enjoy this museum, so try it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A lot of fun. Bicycles, motorcycles, cars, buses, trains, scorers, skates, you name it. A nice setting, too, with a good riverwalk path.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went here quite a while ago in January but still remember it well, this is a really good attraction with lots of things to do and see. Some of the best things are the Glasgow underground where you can pretend to drive, the old trams and of course the boat outside. Best of all it's free. If you're around in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Good for kids, interesting and interactive. The best museum we have been to in a long time, would revisit. Staff were very friendly and the kids really enjoyed it

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Keighley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great day out for all the family. Stunning collection of all sorts of vehicles from all eras. Lovely reconstruction of a Victorian street. Behind the museum, in the dock on the Clyde is a ship which you can go on, it was huge & very impressive, well worth going on it to explore. We had lunch there too, which was... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I'm so glad I took the time to visit this museum! I don't consider myself to be a huge museum fan, honestly, I'd rather be outside seeing the countryside, but this one was worth it! My favorite part was the section that had a recreation of a turn of the century Scottish street, complete with shops and carriages. You must... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times now and it never gets old. Completely free to use thanks to the local council. It shows you the history of Glasgows transportation system but you get to see a lot of classic cars and vehicles. It is large, airy and very well lit. The last transport museum was a lot more cramped and... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend visit in May and were looking for free/cheap activities to bulk out the trip. I have to admit I read the underground wrong so we had to double back on ourselves to make it there but it was a tad confusing, there really should be another bridge! It was worth the effort when we got there.... More 

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Address: 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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