The Riverside Museum, Scotland’s museum of transport and travel, opened its doors to the public in 2011.The Riverside Museum has over 3000 display artefacts. More than a third of the collection came from its former home at the Glasgow Transport Museum, which was located opposite Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The collection has since doubled in size and offers hands-on fun 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 that depict Glasgow’s history so well.
Glenlee Tall ShipVenture outside and climb aboard the Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’ docked by the riverbank. Kids love to explore the decks, stand at the ship’s wheel or gaze skyward towards the sails as their imaginations run wild. This ship is one of the few remaining in existence that was built locally in the Clyde shipyards and remains in the water. Guided tours are available, and there is a gift shop and café aboard.
The Riverside TrailThe museum and tall ship are located on the north bank of the River Clyde, nearby the Science Centre. The area is full of history and evidence of Glasgow’s industrial past surrounds it. You can follow a marked eight-point trail and explore at your own pace. The guided tour, which can be downloaded on iPhones and iPads, documents the history and interesting facts about the riverside as you pass points of interest.
The central Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow is ideally positioned for exploring the city’s attractions. The City Sightseeing ‘hop-on, hop-off bus stops at outside the hotel and the Riverside Museum, as well as an array of other museums, making getting there simple. Alternatively, you can walk or take a local bus or train.