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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 #26 of 173 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Could have spent twice the amount of time I did in this museum. Innovative styles of display, lots of interactive elements and really interesting choices for features and order. I wasn't sure I always understood the logic or the order of the displays, but that made it quite entertaining exploring the different areas and finding out what each little section... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

had a great time here at the weekend. Free entry (donation recommended for upkeep of museum) meant that myself and the whole family could enjoy a fun day out on a budget! The museum is very interactive and there is lots to see, being located beside the tall ship was great too! Worth a visit no matter what age you... More

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hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Terrific display of the ships the "Clyde Built". When the builders built a ship the owner was given a model. This is probably the largest collection in the world. Alongside trains trams and cars showing Scotland's history and connection with transport for the past one hundred years. Well worth a visit. Public transport available and there is a car park... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Having visited many similar museums around the world, and being rather disappointed with how cramped its predecessor was a Kelvin Hall, I was pleasantly surprised with how well this museum has been designed. There is a huge space for the exhibits, with plenty of room around them to allow you to stand back and admire or take photos. This approach... More

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been several times with grandchildren who love it , great variety and fascinating exhibits , absolutely excellent will keep coming back .

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Birrmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Visited here on my recent trip to Glasgow with my 2 sons it is an excellent place to visit lots to see and very well laid out will go back again next time we go to Scotland. As we were on the sight seeing tour didn't really have as much time as we would have liked . The shop had... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First of all this attraction was free to visit and we spent several hours looking around everything. Easy to get to as we were on the City Sightseeing tour and this is one of the stops. They have a good variety on display and there is also a cafe and coffee shop which both have a good variety of food... More

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Sipoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Absolutely worth of visiting especially if you like vehicles. I liked also the old time atmosphere and old time clothes. The film in tube was great. Free entrance. We spent there easily over 4 hours.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

£1.00 to park and free entry, what more could you want from a superb museum ? For an old fogey like me, longer than 4 hours parking...... Some very good exhibits, and really liked the ship models on the conveyor. A good selection of cars, although "piled" three high, so difficult to have a close look. Steam engines, and an... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I used to love visiting the old Glasgow Transport Museum. This new Riverside Museum is in a beautiful building at a great location, and it is full of wonderful exhibits, not only of old cars and trams but the old glasgow shop interiors and street scenes. It is definitely worth a visit but if you are a classic car enthusiast... More

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