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. The Riverside Museum has over 3000 display artefacts, 1300 of which were moved from the Glasgow Transport Museum. It showcases some of the world’s finest cars, bicycles and locomotives.
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. It’s within walking distance of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.
Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’In addition to the transport museum, you can climb aboard the Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’. This ship is one of the few remaining ships in existence that was built in the famous Clyde shipyards of old Glasgow and which is still afloat. Guided tours are available for this maritime piece of Glasgow’s past, and there is also 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 SSE Hydro.