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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Riverside Museum 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS, Scotland
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+44 141 287 2720
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Reviewed today

I will go here again, such a rich museum with well maintained and diverse modes of transport. Many of which are interactive or displayed appropriately. This museum is suitable for anyone, they will find at least one part interesting, if not all. I have since...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thunderstormcloud
Reviewed today

This place a must see on the upper deck bus tour. Make aleast 2 hours or more to see all the old a very past cars, trains and motorcycle. also very nice restaurant up stairs for a quick snack.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed today

Visited in the snow, was packed with families, a little too busy for me but (and I am no transport buff) it was a great museum to visit and the boat on the river has some lovely surprises.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen_D_Creative
Reviewed today via mobile

We have been fortunate enough to have visited here a few times, often taking friends & family visiting. It is perfectly laid out and very spacious with many different exhibits for everyone to find something to their fancy. Children, Teenager's, Young Adults to Grandparents Its...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank L4072LRrichardm
Reviewed today

We spent far longer than we expected here and hadn't had a really good look at everything by the time we had to leave. Love the way the exhibits aren't all grouped tightly together in "themes" but spread around the building. Interesting building as well....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fantastic museum which offers hours of entertainment and education for young and old alike. Sadly, Glasgow City Council have cast a shadow over it by raising their hourly parking rate to ludicrous levels. I’m sure they could come up with something a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review Curryfanatice! The car park at the Riverside Museum is managed by City Parking. In June last year, they decided to charge per hour, rather than £1 for 4 hours. All Glasgow Museums remain free to all visitors.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent museum Lots to see. One of the spots on the city sightseeing tour. Enjoyable museum to visit with family or friends

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

Thanks very much for your review buburay, we're really glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to take our grandchildren on wet weekend.fantastic range of exhibits. Historic items from Glasgows past transport system. Old steam trains, cars, motorbikes and bikes. Add to that the ship and a fairly priced cafe. Only minor problem is paying for parking if you...More

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

Thanks very much for your review Alex! We don't manage the car park unfortunately, but notes can be swapped for change at our information desk if needed.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant museum which is certainly an upgrade from the older building. A great selection of vehicles to see as well as free entry.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E25Ben
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for your review Ben, and glad you like our home!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best museum I have ever been to. It is worth 2-3 hours fabulous trains, cars, cycles and an old street plus much much more. Superb

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

Thanks very much for your glowing review Bob, really nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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David L
27 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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