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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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Address: 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
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+44 141 287 2720
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2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year.

Highlights include steam...

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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Lovely Lunch

The purpose of the visit was to have lunch in the restaurant. I chose this venue because -convenient - good surrounding road network -ample inexpensive car parking - ideal for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The purpose of the visit was to have lunch in the restaurant. I chose this venue because -convenient - good surrounding road network -ample inexpensive car parking - ideal for people with disabilities - good menu - excellent food /price - friendly table service -attentive staff -clean -location -view -excellent museum

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clydebank
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Third place that has housed Transport Museum in Glasgow. least favourite. Very few close encounters!

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Thank Olive W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The transport Museum is very a interesting place to go at any time but even when raining and its free. There lot of things to see from Old cars ,Trams, Trains and lots of other interesting things. There is an old Glasgow street made up with part of the old Subway. You can wander about for hours and then go... More 

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has a large and varied range of different exhibits. What spoiled it for me was the fact that they have mounted the vintage cars on a ramp that snakes up the wall. I'm sure this was thought to be very artistic however it does mean that all you see of these cars is the underside of them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

my father in law is an avid model maker and he could have spent days just looking at the model ships he did enjoy going on the tall ship outside and even had a lovely cuppa in the cafe

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Thank Ann H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids love it here. Spend hours looking at all the cars and are always keen to come back again. Good cheap day out. Suitable for keeping young to old happy

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Thank Teebee1986
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't very good at all best thing was the massive sand pit outside. Defo need more interactive things for kids

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Thank Ashleigh M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple day out looking at the history of transport .. its free .. almost! Had to pay to board the tall ship but the kids loved it. Theres a play area below deck and a cafe. Theres a great ' old Glasgow street' scene inside the museum itself and a good selection of cars that bring back some memories if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good venue, a fantastic range of vehicles, boats and engines. Something for everyone in a well laid out setting. If you visit you won't be disappointed great to see a history of our transport industry.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While my son and enjoyed our visit we were told parking restrictions may not allow us time to visit the Tall Ship as well. Therefore we had to watch our time and we were not able to visit the ship. We did enjoy our visit, especially models of lots of ships, some of which I remember as full size. We... More 

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