The Riverside Museum opened its doors to the public in 2011 and became the new home of the Glasgow Transport Museum, which was formally located opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum since 1987. The Riverside Museum has over 3000 display artefacts. In addition to the 1300 display items moved from the Glasgow Transport Museum, the collection has now doubled in size. The Riverside Museum of Travel and Transport is a fun-filled attraction for all ages. Take a step back in time and climb aboard trams, subway carriages and a vintage bus. Stroll down replica streets from 1895 to 1930 and enter shops, depicting Glasgow’s history.
Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’
In addition to the transport museum, climb aboard the Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’. This ship is one of the few remaining ships in existence that was built in the Clyde shipyards which is still afloat. Guided tours are available, as well as a gift shop and café aboard.
The Riverside Museum is located on the north bank of the River Clyde, nearby Glasgow Science Centre and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).
The Riverside Trail
The Riverside Trail is an eight point trail in the area surrounding the museum. The guided tour can be downloaded on iPhones or iPads and documents the history and interesting facts about the area surrounding the Riverside Museum.
Visiting local attractions in Glasgow, such as the Riverside Museum of Travel and Transport, is convenient from Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. This elegant hotel in Glasgow city centre is close to local buses and subway stations, but most museums in the city are within walking distance of the hotel.