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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

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Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper. Get hands on with our interactive displays. Walk...more
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Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A free entry museum that packs a lot in and also has a ship. You know you are getting old when you have owned some of the cars in the exhibition

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iglairdy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the 2nd museum I had visited that day. I had just been to the Kelvingrove museum which was incredible (I have also written a review for there). I recommend this museum highly, it has some amazing stories about all the different types of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting insight into the everyday life of Glasgow going back over the centuries. The Victorian street was very good (and reminiscent of the one in the Castle museum in York). The transport section was also very good. You can also visit the tall...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IanG761
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommend people to visit this place. This was my first time visiting and it's amazing from the detail of work to the collection that they have. It's free entry and you are also able to go outside and go on the boat that they have....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tamyray2016
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for your review Tamyray, and for coming to visit us!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walk here from the Science centre. Beautiful walk along the river. I’m not sure what to say. The place was so busy. Our son is 3 nearly 4 and he was so disappointed that you can only get on a few things. The work...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank may104
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for visiting us - we're always really busy during school holidays!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the interactive exhibits. Brought back memories from the past. So much to see and do. Could spend hours there. Enjoyed looking round the ship.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PolsonFamilyTrip
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for your visit and kind review, please come back again!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A small museum which you could easily spend a couple of hours at. There is an interactive motorbike quiz which my kids (8 and 11) and husband loved playing! The tall ship docked is also worth a visit. We didn't use the car park as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LoveGinLoveLife
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thnaks very much for your great review, nice to hear that you all enjoyed playing the motorbike quiz!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum to ‘kill an hour or two’. It was very interesting and there are so many examples of transportation along with other exhibits. It’s amazing how they got the full size train up to the 1st floor! I did get a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BelfastVoyager
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for your review! You can indeed get on some of our trams, buses and subway carriages, but none of the cars unfortunately.

Reviewed 3 days ago

A really first rate museum, we loved the modern layouts including the wall of motorbikes, the velodrome of pushbikes, the ship conveyor belt. All innovative displays with interesting commentary. The place was very busy even on a cold and windy Saturday in February and it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret O
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for your lovely review Margaret, please come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this today and what a excellent place it was. Very interesting of yesteryear. All the history in one place and a must place to see if in Glasgow. A recommendation of £5 to give and well worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LeeP4321
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for your review and kind donation, it's much appreciated!

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David L
26 June 2018|
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Response from Riverside M | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay on getting back to you, I have tried to get a price for you but all taxi company just give a estimate cost of around £50 to £60. Just for info most of the ships that come in have a number of coaches on... More
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StaceyM1377
28 March 2018|
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Response from Acran | Reviewed this property |
It is very disabled friendly and actually hires out wheelchairs if needed. There are purpose built lifts to train footplates and a lift to the upper floor. You can see the same places as everyone else without a single step... More
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fleur671
15 September 2017|
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Response from W5972IKmichaelm | Reviewed this property |
The museum is accessible for a pushchair . I don't remember a cloakroom, but you could just take it round with you
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