Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
  • Telephone 0141 287 2720
  • Opening times Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm.
  • Admission Free.
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  • Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/…
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Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum that opened in 2011. The award-winning building by Zaha Hadid houses over 3,000 objects, from bicycles and cars to a 100-ton Class 15F steam engine, built in Glasgow for South African Railways. With many interactive exhibits (including three recreated streets with shops you can enter), it's a paradise for public transport fans. The interactive displays and exhibits are fun for adults and children alike.

The Tall Ship, Glenlee, is outside the museum and is the UK's only floating Clyde-built sailing ship. The ship is also free to enter and features entertainment for kids including an under 5s play area in the cargo hold and a mouse hunt.

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Car Wall Recharge

The newest car onto the Wall is one of Glasgow’s oldest – the Daimler Phoenix of 1897 was the first Daimler ever registered in Fife… but will it win your vote for Visitors’ Choice 2018? Cast your vote on the digital touchscreens beside the display.

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 70 more dates until 21 Feb 2020

Car Wall Visitors' Choice 2018 - Argyll Tourer

The Visitors' Choice 2018 winner takes pride of place on the Car Wall: the very rare Scottish-built 1913 Argyll Tourer. Vote for 2019's winner on the digital touchscreens beside the display. 

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 18 more dates until 31 Dec

Clay Pots

Join this sensory workshop to create a clay pot. We will learn the different techniques of making pots, such as pinching, coiling or slab building. All materials are provided.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Free / 0141 287 2720

Driving Force – Dorothée Pullinger and the Galloway

Exhibition about the trailblazing engineer Dorothée Pullinger.

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 49 more dates until 31 Jan 2020

Glasgow Maker Faire

Makers' fair.

Mon 8 Jun 2020

Free / 07870 687865

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency

Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency considers James Watt’s pioneering spirit and his legacy in a modern-day context, where the desire to be increasingly energy efficient to combat climate change is ever-present.  The centrepiece is a Tesla Model S P85+, believed to be the first Tesla acquired by a public…

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 3985 more dates until 20 Nov 2030

Household Technology

Irons, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners and more! Join us to discuss and handle these peculiar objects from the 1950s and 1960s. There will be an option to make 1960s’ patterns and colours inspired badges.

Wed 8 Jan 2020

Free / 0141 287 2720

Infinite Velodrome - The nextbike

Our next bike on the suspended Velodrome is a ‘nextbike’, one of Glasgow's famous bike-share bicycles used in Glasgow over 1200 times from 2014 until 2017. This ‘SmartBike Comfort’ was one of 435 bike-share bicycles operated by nextbike UK in partnership with Glasgow City Council from the scheme’s launch in 2014.…

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 18 more dates until 31 Dec

Motorbike Wall – New Entry: BSA S31 Sloper

Making its first ever appearance is the classic BSA Sloper of 1931, donated 33 years ago. With no revamps or restoration made to it, this bike’s a true survivor in motorcycle history. The digital touchscreen will feature pictorial moments from the bike’s past.

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 101 more dates until 23 Mar 2020

Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor electronic music festival.

Sat 23 May 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 2720

Sun 24 May 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 2720

Shipbuilding on the River Clyde

Pop in to discuss and handle different tools used to build ships on the River Clyde, and have a look through colourful ship-related brochures. 

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Free / 0141 287 2720

Specs-tacular!

Pop in to discuss and handle objects from our optometry collection. Have some fun trying on specs from the olden days! 

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Free / 0141 287 2720

Telegram Messengers – New Objects

A display of recently donated objects will add another dimension to this story of Glasgow’s telegram messengers, including the all-essential belt, buckle and pouch and an Accident Book which reveals the job’s daily dangers.

Tue 10 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 11 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 87 more dates until 9 Mar 2020

Tram Days

Join us inside our Room & Kitchen tram and handle some tram-related objects. There will also be an option to explore its beautiful design through a drawing activity. 

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Free / 0141 287 2720

Transport Shapes and Colours Inspired Plant Pots

Come along and decorate your own plant pot. We will get inspiration from the colours, shapes and patterns of transport in our collection. All materials are provided. 

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Free / 0141 287 2720

Victorian Curiosities

Pop in to handle some curious objects from the Victorian period and learn some fascinating stories behind them. 

Wed 18 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Winter greetings cards

We're making Victorian inspired greetings cards. We will draw and use collage materials to create our own festive card for someone special. 14th & 15th Dec.

Sat 14 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 15 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2720

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