Museum of Transport at The Riverside Museum –
Opened in Spring 2011, replaced Glasgow’s Museum of Transport (now closed), which was Scotland’s second-most popular free attraction. The new Transport Museum was designed by award winning architects Zaha Hadid
Few cities have had such a profound impact upon transport and technology as Glasgow. The landmark Riverside Museum Project gives the city a purpose-built venue in which to tell that story.
The The Riverside Museum reinforces Glasgow’s global reputation as a tourism hotspot.
The Transport Museum is a ‘must visit’ location. You will find classic cars, modern cars, sports cars, buses, trams, steam trains, chain driven underground trains, diesel trains, old bicycles, new bicycles, motorbikes, model boats, trucks, gypsy caravans, horse drawn carriages, steam driven cars, and steam engines. Phew! – and if that’s not enough to keep you occupied you can visit the ‘simulated’ street and underground station from Glasgow’s past or spend some money in the shop and cafe.
The Transport Museum holds the biggest collection of Clyde ship models in the world. You should have a look at the old photographs and artifacts related to the art of building big ships on the Clyde.
This is one a great place to take the kids (bairns, weans, children, youngsters, bambinos, enfants, kinder or whatever you call them) – there is lots for them to do and it’s great for the bigger kids too – as you know most men like shiny old cars.
New permanent displays have been added: Travel Over 100 Years Ago, Car Crime, and Transport Disasters. The unique Ship Models are located in the Clyde Room (opened by Prince Charles).
Guided tours of the museum are available with enthusiastic Friends of Glasgow Museums volunteers. The Museum has an exhibit reproduced on a British postage stamp – the No.3 Coronation tram on display was shown on a 1990 stamp, en route for the Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938 at Bellahouston Park. Stanley K Hunter
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