Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum information

Glasgow , United Kingdom
Address
Street 100 Pointhouse Pl
More information
www.glasgowmuseums.com
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Thu & Sat, 11am-5pm Fri & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The latest development along the Clyde is this visually impressive new museum, whose striking curved facades are the work of Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. A transport museum forms the main part of the collection, featuring an excellent series of cars made in Scotland, plus assorted railway locos, trams, bikes (including the world's first pedal-powered bicycle from 1847) and model Clyde-built ships. An atmospheric recreation of a Glasgow shopping street from the early 20th century puts the vintage vehicles into a social context. The magnificent Tall Ship Glenlee , a beautiful three-master launched in 1896, is berthed alongside the museum. On board are displays about the ship's history, restoration and shipboard life during its heyday. The Riverside is west of the centre at Glasgow Harbour; you can reach it on bus 100 from the north side of George Sq, or via the Clyde Clippers boat service. There's also a cafe.