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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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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your are ever interested in how transport we all use every day of our lives has evolved and you get to truly get to understand why classics become classics then this is a great journey through time that will truly amaze and captivate the young and old alike

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never visited before but will definately come back. Went first thing in the morning and it was quiet. Loads of different things to see, not just transport related! Great fun for all ages. The tall ship was also interesting

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The "new" transport museum has come in for a fair bit of stick since it opened. It has taken me a while to get down to see if for myself, and I have to say, I am impressed by the layout and range of exhibits. My only criticism is that the car wall puts many of the vehicles pretty much... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first visit to this excellent museum, but certainly not my last. No matter what your interest in transport, you will find something here of interest. Glasgow trams, buses, locomotives, cars, the oldest bicycle in the world, or Glasgow's renowned collection of model ships. Everything is here. Friendly staff can offer guided tours, and/or further information as you may require.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum is of interest to all ages and covers 'transport' in the widest sense. Children can play computer games and board some of the exhibits. The Tall Ship has a lot to offer with all areas of the being accessible. There are snack bars in each area. The museum can be accessed by car, bus and a short walk... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spotted this museum when we took the sightseeing bus. It has a lot to see and we ran out of steam. We would go back for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the exhibits are surprisingly "new"....vehicles from the '80s alongside properly old trams and railway engines but everything is very well presented in a new and airy building. Like nearly all museums in Scotland entry is free so it makes a great day (or half day out). I combined it with a visit to Kelvingrove. Visitors should remember that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you had been to the Transport museum at Kelvin hall before the riverside then you may be a little disappointed ! This place although different is good in its own right. It has lots to look at and it brings back lots of memories especially to an old git like me. They have on display an untra violet Raleigh... More 

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Fantastic interactive place to take young and not so young children. Really brings back memories of old Glasgow town.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times with the kids it's a must see attraction as it's free and lots to see and do. There is an old fashioned street so the kids can see what glasgow looked like in the past.

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