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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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Address: 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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Needs more than one visit!

An absolutely fascinating place. So much to see and such variety that there is truly something for everyone. The only problem was that we didn't have time/energy to see everything... read more

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was looking forward as had only visited the much smaller predecessor in Glasgow. But in the end I have to be honest and said it left me slightly cold. Whilst I could not fault the type and quantity of the displays, I think the building itself was maybe the problem I just found it all a bit too modern... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An absolutely fascinating place. So much to see and such variety that there is truly something for everyone. The only problem was that we didn't have time/energy to see everything in the one visit! Particularly enjoyed the reconstructed street of shops.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Considering this was a free visit you can't complain, plus it's a great collection too that really takes you back in time and brings back some memories. Lots of parking and easy to get to. The tall ship is well worth going into and go down to the under decks to see how the ships were 'back in the day'

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Thank Gavceltic
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great purpose designed venue to replace the original transport museum. A huge success, what a wonderful and original way to maximise the details of some superb examples of bicycles to steam locomotives. Good restaurant, souvenir shop etc. Outdoor exhibits on the riverside. A great day out.

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Thank Johnjo2941
Rio Verde, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The life size replica of an Old Glasgow street and the wide selection of vintage cars and other vehicles is definitely worth the trip to this museum--even if you, as I, don't really care about cars. It is all really interesting to see.

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Thank Marion C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is incredible. We really have some to offer here in Glasgow, this place has not got the magic of the old place in my eyes but still deserves s a full score, you can see old cars, bikes and motorbikes, on the public transport side you have buses planes, ships and trains, a great trip into yesteryear

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Thank Stephen M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a quick nose around prior to the Mens 10K race in May as the run started at the museum. In 30 mins with no children had a quick wander, lots of different vehicles, I particularity liked the "old fashioned" street. I think it would be good low cost (as you only pay for parking!) rainy day activity to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I highly recommend a visit to The Riverside Museum of Transport. Seeing all of the different modes of transport, through the years was awesome and it took me back some, when I saw the old Glasgow buses and subway that I used to travel on. Loved our afternoon tea in the cafe too and the Tall Ship is definitely worth... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has an amazing wow factor when you go in - it looks exciting! It’s all about transport and life in Glasgow. We were greeted at the entrance and given a lovely overview of what to see by the Museum staff – that always makes me think a museum is going to be good – and this one was.... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a superb attraction. It is what it says on the tin. Interesting items around every corner. The tall ship on its own is worthy of a couple of hours & the old cars and buses certainly bring back memories to us old codgers.

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