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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 #16 of 127 Attractions 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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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant museum and we can recommend it for people of all ages as it really does have something for everyone.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I grew up going to the old Transport Museum, but I have to say I think this one is brilliant. I took my young cousins and they loved it, there is so much to do. My only mistake was forgetting that it was in the middle of the school holidays so it was very busy. I would highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Different and very special - well worth a visit and free. Moored next to it is the Tall Ship which is wonderful - looks medium size but inside is like a cathedral. Amazing and loads of stuff for wee ones to do.Buy a guidebook to support them.Built on the Clyde - and back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Moved from the Kelvin Hall some time ago to the purpose built building. Very interesting place to visit with all different types of transport available to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This museum houses some great examples of transport from the past. From a mock subway station with old subway carraige, to steam trains, great cars, large scale model ships, old tramcars and buses. Old Glasgow Street with shops. Really worth the visit and the kids (grown up ones as well) if they like trains, cars and bikes they will love... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Brilliant for a couple of hours entertainment, it was free to get in and found out some very interesting things here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

brilliant modern architecture, plenty of parking riverside location, free entrance, great for children and adults, lots of exhibits, cafe shop etc. Glenlee (tall ship) at anchor, can also be visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We walked here after a delightful visit to the Kelvingrove museum (also a must), and we're pleasantly surprised at the diversity of offerings. Don't miss the flight exhibit on the second level. We also thoroughly enjoyed the trains, cars, and bikes. Then pop out to the river for the tall ship. Fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Glasgow new transport museum is a treat. Free entry and lots of exhibits showing the history of transport in Glasgow including teams, model ships and might steAm engines that were built in Glasgow. Particularly like the street with amazing replicas of traditional Glasgow shops and a subway station. For a free musuem, brilliant!

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was quite interesting and packed with exhibits. It's not so much my thing but if you love learning about different modes of transportation it was fascinating.

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