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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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Great day out, stunning view in the restaurant

Definitely worth a visit, 'The Street' part in particular was very good. Lunch in the restaurant was tasty with friendly and quick service. The view of the 'Tall Ship' from the... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth a visit, 'The Street' part in particular was very good. Lunch in the restaurant was tasty with friendly and quick service. The view of the 'Tall Ship' from the restaurant was stunning. Will definitely return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is something the kids will love! If you have ever seen the old Transport museum its a bit off a modern dissapointment,(personally) but my small kids love it and the Tall ship is this their favourite.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Exactly, u will get astonished to see so much of different varieties of cars and bikes and ships. Salute to all those who invented such machineries!!! Museum has collections of bicycle and ships and cars and bikes!!!! You can read the history of every vehicle and will find out how and who invented the first machine!!!! Well, nothing to say... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been before and returned on a very wet Thursday during Storm Doris. Ideal for passing the day when the weather is poor.There are loads of displays to interest most people. Entry is free but donations are welcomed if you wish. ( no pressure to do so!) There is a bus stop outside where the open top city tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting exhibits from the second you walk through the door, plenty of trips down memory lane with the selection of bikes and cars on display. Kids loved the interactive motorbike quiz as well as the interactive exhibits - keen to find out info. Food in the cafe was tasty at a price that you would expect. Kids enjoyed the quiz... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Passing the Riverside I hadn't intended to go in being on a walk and a little short of time but since it was free I had a look inside. Immediately I was captivated by the wonderful exhibits - cars, boats and trains with a few trams besides. No wonder this was voted museum of the year in 2013.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great transport museum, walked from city centre, took longer than expected but well worth it, plenty of things to see and try, best of all its free, donation box onway in, cracking café. wander round the tall ship on the clyde at back of museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids love goin here and every visit is different. Lots for kida to do and see theyre learning something new everytime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must if visiting Glasgow. So much to see and very informative. Travel back in time on the tube or visit the cinema.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to the new museum and really enjoyed it . Kids loved the fact that a number of the exhibits were items we had as kids owned when we were their age such as the "Raleigh chopper" would recommend for a great family day out!

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