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“Plenty to see but prefer the old one”

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
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$84.71*
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Glasgow's West End Private Tour
Ranked #2 of 269 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Plenty to see but prefer the old one”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

As a child I used to love going to the old transport museum it was great fun so I was interested to see what the new one looked like. It's easily accessible, plenty of parking and it's right next to the Tall Ship if you want something else to do. It's great that it's free and there is plenty to see but it's all a bit odd once you head inside. There are cars really high up on the wall, bikes in a type of artsy display and there is less you can sit inside and get up close with. It has lost part of the fun. It's also a bit of a strange layout, there just doesn't seem a plan to it, it's a bit all over the place. Don't get me wrong the kids will have fun but for such a big space it could have been great but it's not, it's lost it's charm.

Visited October 2013
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“Free & easy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is definitely a place to check out, free entry & very interesting exhibits & layout. My only complaint is that I felt old as i looked at toys I remember playing with & baby clothes I used! The tall ship is here as well, adding another dimension to the experience

Visited March 2014
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helensburgh
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“A REAL experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

So much to see that anybody who remembers Glasgow in years gone by must find much that is evocative but too much to see in one visit! Friendly knowledgable staff ensure that one wants to go back!

Visited March 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Interesting few hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I had been meaning to visit since it opened but never got round to it so today I finally got the chance. Since like all the Glasgow city museums it's free entry and only £1 to park the car for up to 4 hours it's a cheap outing. There's plenty of interesting stuff on display and the old street is very well done, the only down side is a lot of the cars are mounted high on the wall so you can't get a really close look. I also went onboard the tall ship, again it's free entry.
Very interesting to see the conditions the crew had to live in. If you like cars, trains, boats or just old Glasgow it makes for a few interesting hours.

Visited March 2014
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“Great day out for all the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited the riverside museum of transport late Saturday afternoon, 2 adults and 3 children aged 3 and 6. There was plenty to keep everyone entertained, all types of transport right through to the ship outside which you can go on while you are there. The old street is fascinating and the kids loved the interactive attractions. All in all a great, free way to spend a few hours. Older children would be able to spend more time here, as our children were young 2 hours was enough.

Visited March 2014
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