First turf cut for Riverside Museum project
Building work on Glasgow’s £74 million Riverside Museum is now underway, which has been designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
Expected to attract more than a million visitors a year, the building will host more than 3,000 artefacts, currently in the Museum of Transport collection at Kelvin Hall.
The Glenlee tall ship will be moored alongside the Riverside Museum.
‘I see the Museum of Transport as a place for people of all ages, reflecting the importance of Glasgow’s significant contribution to worldwide commerce and communication, whilst feeding the cultural vitality of the city and inspiring new generations to innovation,’ said Zaha Hadid.
‘I look forward to 2011 when the vision will be complete and the museum will open to the people of Glasgow and Scotland.’