Glasgow’s Riverside Museum

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When Papa Joe was a little boy, he lived in Glasgow and he can still reminisce about the trams, trolley buses and the smell of ‘The Subway’. So he was delighted to explore Glasgow’s modern Riverside Museum and see all the old vehicles that he remembered so well.

Great mock up of the subway but lacks the smell Papa Joe remembers!

The Riverside Museum has replaced the old transport museum and The Mayhems will have a great time exploring the exhibits and playing with the interactive displays. The transport collection ranges from small skateboards through to huge locomotives so there is bound to be something for all ages to exclaim ‘I had one of those’. Papa Joe loved being able to climb aboard some of the trams and subway cars he remembered from his childhood.

You can even try the museum’s free quiz app designed by Global Treasure Hunt.

There are themed displays about life in Glasgow in the first half of the 20th Century. We loved walking through the ‘streets’ and spent time in the replica of the 1930’s Italian Cafe watching videos about the family who used to run it.


Where: Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
Admission: Free – also includes free entry to The Glenlee Tall Ship moored outside
Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/riverside

The cars and bikes are very imaginatively displayed on shelves on the wall and suspended from the ceiling.

riverside car wall

riverside bike


You can also  visit  The Glenlee Tall Ship, which is moored just outside the rear of the museum. She is a three masted barque and started work in 1896.


Getting There Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
Pay & Display car park 
Google see map or get directions

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