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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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fun on a rainy day

Really interesting and fun museum to visit for motorcycle enthusiasts, tram and ship lovers, oh and cyclists too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get your cafe in order and prioritise genuine visitors - especially kids, the elderly and disabled! Visited the other day and at 3.50pm was advised to go to the coffee bar on the first level as the other cafe was about to shut. It was mobbed with families and seats were in short supply. Just ahead of us in the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really interesting and fun museum to visit for motorcycle enthusiasts, tram and ship lovers, oh and cyclists too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great family fun for all generations, everyone was sharing their experience of the different modes of transport & the old shops, great cafe & outside seating if the weather is okay, we spent almost 3 hours there, we could have went round quicker if we went so nosy listening to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful museum - not just transport but much more. Especially liked the individual layouts of Victorian shops in Glasgow. The tall ship moored alongside was an added bonus. Well worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Riverside museum has a lot of exhibits that takes a bit of time to see. Unfortunately some of the exhibits are displayed on the wall that is sometimes as high as 20 metres meaning you can't get close to view them properly if they take your interest. We took the hop on hop off bust there making it easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon going through this museum. There variety of transport/travel related exhibits was amazing, and they were displayed in a very clever way. The museum was clean and very comfortable. We saw people of all ages (small children to older adults) enjoying themselves as they ventured through the museum. It was busy (popular might be a better word),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my husband took our ten year old daughter. This museum was well laid out in a modern building! There was bicycles used by obree! Pictures of Glasgow 2014!! Every type of car could be seen! There is an old fashioned cobbled street with old fashioned businesses which had interactive screens which our girl loved! There was a cinema... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two days in Glasgow so whilst on the city bus tour decided to get off as we had a few spare hours. So glad we did there is so much to see and great interactive things for children. The ship was fascinating too and it was all free.

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

Having previously seen the old transport museum in kelvin hall, I wasn't too sure how this would be but I was pleasantly surprised. It was bright and modern with a lot more items on display. A good mix for adults and kids with plenty for both to see and with some hands on items that youngsters seem to be enjoying.... More 

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Greenock, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do for all ages. Well done to everyone who helped pull the different exhibitions together.

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