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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 today 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
Reviewed today

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
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Reviewed today 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
Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited during recent sightseeing trip to Glasgow; it is one of the stops on the sightseeing bus route. Lots of interesting exhibits, we particularly liked the ‘street’ with all the different shops as this brings everything to life in your imagination. Not too big so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DianaB885
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Diana, thanks very much for your review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of Glasgow just as much!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to spend time no matter what age you are.i was there with some friends and had a great time seeing things from my childhood . We spent around 4hrs , the great thing about it it’s free, they have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fay K
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Fay, great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Riverside Museum. Gallery assistants hand out floor plans at the entrance, apologies for missing you out!

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was a frequent visitor to the transport museum whet it resided at the Kelvin Hall. I had many a great day visiting it with my wife and 2 sons. I hadn't visited the new riverside museum due to the negative reviews my friend gave...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank snagglepuss69
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gary, sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your trip yesterday, but 1.2 million visitors a year tend to disagree! We loved our old home at Kelvinhall, but it really wasn't fit for purpose, and many of our objects were at risk due to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with our young son who was most impressed! He has been talking about it for weeks now. Lots to see and you can get on some of the buses etc Downside is the cafes, for the size of the place they could do with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlisonS140923
Riverside M, General Manager at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Alison, thanks very much for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Our cafes can get very busy, especially during the weekend and holidays. There is additional catering outside on events square, and plenty picnic tables and vending machines inside too, if...More

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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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