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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 #24 of 174 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is an imaginative and exciting space to explore. There are vehicles that you can board including train carriages and trams. The highlight for me is the old street with shops that you can go inside. The staff were really welcoming and helpful. This is an utterly fascinating place fot adults and children alike. Also right next to the tall... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum if you are interested in transport or nostalgia. There are not only bikes, cars, trains, trams and buses that kids of all ages can clamber all over but there are also replicas of subways and old streets to set off the transport exhibits. There is also a restored sailing vessel on the river that you can walk through.... More

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

Great place to take the kids....they can run around and there is plenty of things to keep them occupied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The museum is filled to the brim with a nice collection of old cars, trams, (motor/bi)cycles, models of boats etc. through which you can browse for a couple of hours. A highlight is the tall-ship outside where you can experience its history and also have a nice coffee.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the old transport museum, so when i heard it was moving i was really keen to see how it all looked. Some great exhibits in here and even some new ones not seen in the previous museum. Makes for an interesting couple of hours if you are in the area. Car park was £1 for four hours... More

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We spent a good couple of hours here with visitors from Canada. My brother-in-law was home for the first time in 30 years and my husband and he turned into wee boys "Look at This! "See over here" Very well laid out and loved the street but where is the coin glued to the cobbled street? Cafe was good value... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Tried this Museum again after being disappointed last time, and sad to say it's still the same in my opinion - I much prefered the old one at Kelvin Hall, maybe it is nosalgia of being a kid and doing down the old street, and getting on the old trains but this doesn't match it. The layout is pretty confusing... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Myself, my Mother and Grandsons (2 and 6) visited the museum this weekend. We all loved it. The last time I was in the Transport Museum was when it was in the Kelvin Hall about 20 years ago. This new location on the Clyde is wonderful especially with the Tall Ship to visit as well. Both boys loved the Tall... More

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Eaglesham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited the new Museum of Transport lat week and was reminded of how much I used to enjoy my trips to the old Museum at the Kelvin Hall. The exhibits are so interesting and well laid out. The restaurant was excellent , but as ever the model ships were the highlight.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We visited the museum last weekend while in Glasgow for the weekend. It was a great couple of hours and interesting for the kids. Free entry and a donation of £4 for a brochure and access to the tall ship out the back (although separate from the museum). Really worth a visit and would be great if the weather was... More

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