Riverside Museum

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Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is situated on the Glasgow museum of Transport, which is at the point-house Quay, in the Glasgow Harbor. The Museum opened it’s doors to the public in June 2011, Designed by Zaha Hadid, architects and engineers Buro Happold.

The Project cost around £74 Million, the Glasgow city council funded £50.9 million and the heritage lottery funded £18.1 Million, and the public appeal funded £5 Million.

The main purpose of this stunning building is to replace the previous home for the cities transport collection, which was located at Kelvin Hall, opposite the Kelvingrove Museum.

Over 3,000 objects are on display, housing many of the existing collections of Glasgow Museum of Transport, the museum went on to acquire more to enhance the experience, some of the new collections are:

  • L. S. Lowry: Cranes and Ships, Glasgow Docks, which was acquired at Christie’s in November 2005 for £198,400.
  • SAR Class 15F 4-8-2 steam locomotive, No.3007, which was bought in 2006 from Transnet.

Around 150 interactive displays to keep the youth interested and help them interact and discover how life was like in Glasgow, Glasgow’s history from its days as a maritime powerhouse to the daily lives of those that lived there in the early-mid twentieth century; Walk the streets and shops, were you can explore the merchandise and fashion.

There are nine different display themes:

Riverside Museum

  • Trans​port and Leisure
  • The Streets
  • Made in Scotland
  • Looks and Fashion
  • The River Clyde
  • Crossing the World
  • Cutting Edge: Past, Present and Future
  • Disasters and Crashes
  • Getting There

Only 2 years after being opened the museum received an award, winner of the 2013 European Museum of the Year award on 18th May 2013, In 2015 the museum became the fifth most popular attraction in Scotland, with over 1.1 million visitors.

Riverside Museum

Telephone Number: 0141 287 2720 | Official Website | Official Facebook


How to get here


  • By Train: The Partick Station is the closes train station, it’s around 10 minutes walk to the riverside museum
  • By Car: Motorway from the M8, take junction 19 and go west bound along the Clydeside Expressway A814 for about one mile to Pointhouse road. Then turn left into the Riverside Car Park area.
  • By Bus:  Take the Glasgow City bus: 100
  • By Taxi: taxi trip from Glasgow city centre will take about 5 minutes.
  • walking: you can walk from the Glasgow city centre to the museum, it will take around 45 minutes.

Opening Hours


Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Address: 100 Pointhouse Rd, Glasgow G3 8RS

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