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“Something for everyone”

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
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US$84.35*
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Glasgow's West End Private Tour
Ranked #2 of 276 things to do in Glasgow
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The museum is an attractive building set beside the river clyde. It is bright and airy inside with the exhibits on floor level easily seen and appreciated. This was our second visit so we were prepared for the disappointment of seeing the smaller exhibits such as bikes, motor bikes etc. displayed so high up on the walls. There does appear to be less items on view here than before at the old transport museum but there is still plenty to see and do. Many exhibits have interactive panels to keep both adults and children interested. The cafe provides snacks and meals. The shops in the old street reminds us all of days gone by. Worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“The new transport museum”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

This is a very new modern building with lots of flowing curves right beside the river Clyde and its well worth a visit to see the fabulous selection of old cars, trains, cycles and tramcars that I used to travel on when I was a child its a good day out for all the family.

Visited December 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Pretty good but it could have been so much better”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The good points
1. The building is iconic
2.The quality of the exhibits is world class
3. The reconstructed 30s/50s street is magnificently evocative
4. The Glenlee (Tall Ship) adds another dimension
5. Apart from the Glenlee, admission is by donation only

The bad points
1. The building is not big enough - the display of objects such as motorbikes and cars high up walls is ludicrous. The Kelvin Hall was so much better in this respect.
2. The layout of the exhibits is a bit of a dog's breakfast, with few discernible themes followed through. 'Random' is the word that springs to mind - again the Kelvin Hall was much better.
3. The captioning is poor (risible in the case of the South African locomotive) and not a patch on what one would find in an American museum.

Visited August 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“Great free few hours with only £1 parking”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Its a great new museum, you can see that it is brand new and everything is well kept.

I would say you could spend between 1 and 2 hours here and there is plenty to see.

There is interaction stands for Children also and a nice little Cafe,

Worth taking a trip to the tall ship outside also as it is free along with the museum.

Overall if you are in Glasgow this is certainly worth a visit and is very interesting.

Visited November 2013
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“No wonder it was voted 2013 Museum of Europe”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A huge collection of transport imaginitively displayed. It took us most of the day to see everything and the tour around the Tall Ship of the Clyde added to the experience. The school parties who were going round were certainly enjoying themselves and we were caught up with their enthusiasm. We were especially impressed by the moving belt of ships models, so much better than them just being in glass cases as elsewhere.

Visited November 2013
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