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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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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #27 of 172 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I had long been looking forward to visiting this museum and I wasn't disappointed. I had visited the museum in its previous location but this building did the exhibits much more justice. I loved the selection of cars on display and the subway; bar and old fashioned street areas. They didn't sign post that you could go upstairs, I only... More

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Polmont, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

All in all a good day out, 4 hours parking was cutting things a bit fine. I could have spent all day studying the exhibits. Cafe served freshly made good snacks for lunch too a real bonus and good service with a smile from the staff. We also went on the tall ship moored along side which was also worth... More

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Strathblane, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

a great day out a lot to see and do. i never tired of going there and its free. the staff are so friendly and helpful its a great place to go to. i will be back

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Beijing, China
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41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was there with a 12 & 14 year old and it was interesting for a couple of hours, not longer. I also became crowded later in the day due to the rain (which it never does in Scotland....) so come early. The name is slightly misleading, it should say ground and sea transport since we did not find anything... More

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visit the transport museum often and always find new thing to see and do. Interesting for all ages and lots to look at. Well worth a visit. The tallship out the back is great. There were also extra fee paying activities out the front that were very reasonable. Would recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to take the kids on a rainy day. Lots to see and do and easily will take up 2-3 hours of your time.

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Buje, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A lot of fun with a good dose of learning. Excellent for all ages. And the building is just wow. Not voted museum of the year in vane!

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The free museum covers all forms of transport with many of the exhibits allowing visitors a hands on experience. A walk down the "street" is a must especially a visit to the Subway and Pub! The whole experience was either a walk down memory lane or an insight to how things used to be, depending on your age. Travel to... More

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durham uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We visited on two consecutive days, as the four hour parking limit didn't give us enough time to do the place justice! The museum was well laid out and the clearly explained exhibits were fantastic! The staff were polite and knowledgeable and another big plus for me was the thoughtful provision of seating, which helped me enormously as I have... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very well presented, loads to look at including the tall ship berthed by the side of the Museum. Only thing we could find to complain about was the lack of seating in the eating areas. We had to sit on window ledges to eat out lunch. Positive was the fantastic service we had from the lady in the upstairs cafe,... More

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