Take a peek under the bonnet of Glasgow’s rich transport history and visit the city’s newest attraction, the Riverside Museum
The impressive museum, designed by Zaha Hadid, overlooks the point in which the River Clyde meets the River Kelvin, and bursts with over 3,000 objects from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and velocipedes to voiturettes.
With an abundance of artefacts on show, you’d be expecting “Do not touch” signs as far the eye can see but no; quite the opposite in fact. Riverside Museum captures the imagination of all its visitors with fun and exciting interactive displays that are perfect for all the family. Onlookers can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive footplates, three trams, two subway cars, one train carriage and a bus.
One of the most popular exhibits at Riverside is a recreated street from 1895 – 1930, complete with traditional shops which give visitors a fantastically detailed insight into Glasgow’s past. These ‘shops’ include an Edwardian photography studio and a 1930s’ Italian Café.
What’s more, the museum has launched a fantastic Treasure Hunt app, where children and parents alike can piece together clues about different exhibitions to collect gold, silve or bronze treasure tokens. Anyone who completes the Riverside Museum Treasure Hunt will receive a free badge and 10% off at the gift shop as an added bonus.
With lots of room across several floors, Riverside Museum is well-spaced and well-paced. Best of all, it’s free!
For more information visit www.glasgowlife.org.uk
100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
0141 287 2720