Riverside Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow G3 8RS, United Kingdom, G3 8RS
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1412872720
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum, Automobile Museum , Social, Arts, Museums

Riverside Museum - Review

A recent addition to the Glasgow tourism scene, this eclectic museum is quite intriguing. The building that houses the museum is a real marvel to begin with. The eccentric architecture of the building itself makes it a sight worth viewing.

However, the real things to see are the lovely collections of different Glasgow transport vehicles that have been preserved and put up on display here. From Steam engines to trams to more modern modes of transport, an array of vehicles have been put up on display. Vintage cars that were used as taxis, buses and even ships have been set up for display. It is certainly something very unique to see in Glasgow so do give it a shot.

Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Glasgow itinerary 5 days.

How To reach Riverside Museum by Public Transport

  • Pointhouse Place 

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  • Riverside Museum Address: 100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow G3 8RS, United Kingdom, G3 8RS
  • Riverside Museum Contact Number: +44-1412872720
  • Riverside Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Riverside Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Riverside Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Riverside Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 52.54% of people who visit Glasgow include Riverside Museum in their plan

  • 49.71% of people start their Riverside Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Riverside Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

70.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Riverside Museum

People normally club together Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Science Centre while planning their visit to Riverside Museum.

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Riverside Museum, Glasgow Reviews

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  • Not your typical boring museum! A vast collection of historic transport from old fashioned cars, trains and trams to huge scale models of various ships. There are some trains and trams that you can actually sit inside and experience what it felt like when they were in operation, this adds to the whole experience so it doesn’t just feel like you’re walking around and observing. There is also a cafe inside here, I can’t comment on food or prices though. Would definitely recommend visiting here if you are a tourist or even if you are a local. Best of all, it’s free!

  • Fantastic and it's free. Despite a long 40 minute walk from the city centre to this museum it was well worth it. You can also get a bus there or you could cycle. There is plenty of on site car parking for which there is a charge. There is no charge into this amazing Museum which is chock-a-block full of transportation options from the past, beautifully restored and presented with a very friendly staff who will answer any questions that you have. There are two cafes on site a coffee cafe upstairs and on the ground floor a cafe serving hot food and snacks and the quality was excellent. You can spend anything from an hour to 4 hours in the building depending on your level of interest. Put it on your list of things to do when in Glasgow

  • The Riverside Museum is poorly signed but if you follow the Tall Ship signs you will get the correct place. The exhibits are all well explained once you work out the pictures and descriptions related to the items hung up at roof level, sometimes not easy to work out until you get to the upper level and see more clearly what the item is. There is a vast amount of excellent exhibits and it really worth taking the time to get all the information available. I do not intend to decry the exhibits or the quality of the information provided but really feel that the building design is not properly suited for the exhibits being shown, especially as there is so much space left which could and should have been put to better use for this project. So many large items which should have been better housed so all could view them correctly and appreciate them properly.

  • What a magnificent building! My chum and I approached this museum from across the Clyde via the FREE ferry (make a generous contribution people) which also puts you close to the clipper moored just outside. A real treat. We visited at a very busy day during the school holidays and the museum was packed but the layout doesn't prevent the engrossed visitor from studying any of the exhibits of the areas rich maritime history and engineering expertise. Terrific!

  • Been here a few times and have just left. Great place to go to spend a few hours looking at all the different cars, buses etc. My daughter is 2 and she had a great time going on different things and getting to explore. Would highly recommend for something to do for a few hours at the weekend. The added bonus is it's free.... When we were leaving we noticed a huge sand pit. We spent a good half an hour there, my daughter loved it.

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