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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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Address: Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +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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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Taking in the history of transport in Glasgow

Spent a few hours seeing the various modes of transport through the ages in Glasgow. Loved seeing some of the old tram cars that I had ridden when I was a boy. Also loved some... read more

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Conway, South Carolina, United States
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Conway, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Spent a few hours seeing the various modes of transport through the ages in Glasgow. Loved seeing some of the old tram cars that I had ridden when I was a boy. Also loved some of the items in the gift shop. Many brought back old memories. One book in particular had a group phot in which I saw my... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We got ff at this stop from the Hop On Hop Off Bus. We were surprised at how good this museum was. There was a variety of transport among other things. It included trains, trams, cars, bicycles, to name a few. Then outside there is the Tall Ship which was an enjoyable experience also. We had a coffee and light... More 

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. This is from 2 sisters.Very well done and kept.We wish we had allowed more time to spend looking around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this museum to be well laid out and full of fascinating treasures. I tagged along with a historian giving a tour and it was wonderful.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to go with something for all, we visit Here with a 2, 4 & 5 year old and they love it too. The tall ship is great and the cafe is good

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great day out visiting this museum with my Dad, lots of different things to see and together with the tall ship museum makes it interesting for all ages. Lots of interactive activities for kids. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From oldies to kids, everyone was enjoying this epic museum ? The exhibits varied from steam locomotives to trams to old cars & vans to beautiful model ships. These Glasgow built ships were beautifully presented on an enormous carousel which must be 10m wide on 2 levels. As each ship arrived in front of you, all the details display on... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge, informative museum with tons to see and learn with a model victorian Street where you can enter businesses ti see how travel effected them. Huge variety of travel items from the oldest surviving bike in the world to ancient fire trucks. Would recommend to everyone of all ages

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Thank Callum S
Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

worth a visit but nothing is available to touch as the majority of vehicles are mounted on the wall, nothing to see up close. whats the point of looking at a vehicle stuck to the wall, i could look through a book.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking and disabled access is not ideal with a limited number of Blue Badge spaces and no facility fro dropping off visitors with limited mobility near the entrance. Free wheelchairs are available but in inclement weather it is a bit of a challenge to get to and from parking. Exhibits seem a bit of an eclectic collection. Not sure why... More 

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