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RIVERSIDE MUSEUM

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100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

Tel : 0141 287 2720

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Monday to Thursday, Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Friday to Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Riverside Museum
The Riverside Museum has become an iconic landmark in Glasgow. Situated on the north bank of the River Clyde, it is a major attraction for both tourists and locals. In 2013 it won the award for European Museum of the Year. Entry is free!.

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A visit to the Riverside Museum is a great day out for all the family. Exhibits reflect the history of transport on land and sea from Glasgow's rich past. The diversity of the collection is impressive with over 3000 objects on display from horse-drawn carriages to vintage cars and fire engines, from motorbikes to locomotives. Toy cars and prams are also on display. You can step back in time and even walk down an old cobbled Glasgow street with shops dating from 1895 to the 1980s.

Anchored outside the museum is the Tall Ship, Glenlee, which brings to life the maritime history of Glasgow and the River Clyde. Built at Port Glasgow in 1896, the Glenlee is one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships still afloat anywhere in the world. Step on board this impressive ship with plenty to entertain the kids including an under 5s play area. You will also find a cafe and gift shop on board. Entry is also free.

Riverside Museum is also taking part in the IGNITION Festival of Motoring at the SECC in August. The event will showcase all aspects of motoring including a fantastic Classics Car hall where Riverside Museum will display cars from their transport collection.