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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

Address: 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland (West End)
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2720
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Ranked #20 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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Plymouth UK
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Spellbinding. Whether you are a train fanatic or a ship lover, history buff or just curious about the history of Glasgow, this is a good place to go. Pleasant walk along the river if you like and plenty of parking if you don't like.

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RiversideM_13, Administrator at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this review

Dear Larfingboy, Many thanks for your positive review of your recent visit to the Riverside Museum. The venue is a great place for visitors of all ages with something for everyone to see, including, steam trains, trams, cars, motorbikes, bicycles as well as household appliances, ship models, cameras and even toys from the 1970’s and 80’s. We look forward to... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It is an entertaining museum for all ages! I have been before but there seemed to be many new/different things to look at. There were lots of short videos to view e.g. about inspirational cyclists who travelled the world on the bicycles that we could see in front of us. I am not sure how the manned display on 'visual... More

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RiversideM_13, Administrator at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this review

Dear Amandajgj, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review of the Riverside Museum. We are delighted that the family had a wonderful day out at the museum as it is themed for all age groups to explore, learn and of course to have fun together. The activity that your grand daughters participated in during their visit... More

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Our party of visitors to the transport museum covered all ages from early teens to pensioners and all enjoyed their day out. From the parking to the main building to the tall ship, all exhibitions were excellent and thought provoking. The cars and bikes were just amazing, especially Colin Macraes rally car. The building itself is a beautiful thing with... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a really interesting museum with some great exhibits which are very well laid out. It's easy to get to, free to get in (£3 suggested donation) This would be a great place to visit with kids as they can explore so much. Great attraction!

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Torquay, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great *(Free) museum. A very large range of all sorts of items of transport and interactive screens. Allow at least half a day to do it justice. look out for the cobbled street complete with subway entrance. Also home to an enormous number of model ships on a moving display. Take the kids and your old folks.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Spent 3 hours here on a November Sunday afternoon before travelling home to the Midlands. What a great museum! Loads to see and very interesting. I was impressed by many of the displays and our 6 yr old daughter really enjoyed herself. The tall ship was a great thing to explore. Nice tea shop on the ship and a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Although the transport to and from this museum of transport is not the greatest from the west end of Glasgow its a 15/20 minute walk will a great reward at the end . Being Glasgow this has free admition and also stunning views of the river Clyde and the old shop yards of bygone years

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Nottingham
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If in Glasgow you must visit this attraction. The tall ship itself is amazing and the museum of transport excellent. All ages will be totally amazed at all the different forms of transport from baby's prams of yesteryear to full sized locomotives. There is also a mock street similar to the ones in York. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic,I loved it and could have stayed there all day if my partner had agreed..however,shopping was on the agenda and needs must..

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

First of all, the museum is free. Brilliant items to look at. Cafe was a bit expensive but excellent museum. Would go back in a heartbeat

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