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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Dorothee Pullinger displays honours trailblazing automotive engineer

Driving Force: Dorothée *Pullinger and the Galloway Car *celebrates the achievements of British engineering pioneer, business woman and racing driver Dorothée Pullinger. Dorothee co-founded the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and we are delighted the new display opens in its centenary year.   The centrepiece is a…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 851 more dates until 17 Dec 2022

Fabric Wall Decorations

In this mindful session, we will create colourful fabric wall hangings using natural materials such as Calico cotton fabric, string, Scottish driftwood and fabric paints.  

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

First complete illustrated book of all 676 internationally important ship models published

Glasgow is renowned throughout the world as a centre for shipbuilding, this reputation is reflected in the city’s internationally significant collection of ship models, which are cared for by Glasgow Museums. A new book Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue is the first fully…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 851 more dates until 17 Dec 2022

Going Green

Going Green – The Drive for Efficiency A new display inspired by James Watt, the Scottish scientist. Famous for inventing a condenser that reduced the amount of coal required to drive a steam engine, the display showcases his work in a modern-day context of energy efficiency and climate change.  Central to the display is…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 15 more dates until 31 Aug

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…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 3738 more dates until 20 Nov 2030

Spinning Around – Glasgow's Remarkable Record Shops

This new display celebrates Glasgow’s many record shops of the 1980s and 90s which were a vital part of the city’s internationally-renowned music, creative and cultural scene. Some shops were mainstream, others catered to diverse and specialist tastes in dance music, jazz, folk, classical, reggae, but above all they were…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 15 more dates until 31 Aug

Step inside Driver’s Cab from ‘Train of the Future’

Come to Riverside and step inside a life-size replica driver’s cab of the brand new Nova 2 train by FirstGroup TransPennine Express. The child-friendly interactive display is based on a new state-of-the-art electric locomotive, set to be introduced on routes between Scotland and Northern England in 2020.   Leo…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 851 more dates until 17 Dec 2022

Tram Days

Join us inside our Room & Kitchen tram and handle some tram-related objects and become a clippie for a day!

Thu 20 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Treasured shoe added to Athenia display on 80th anniversary of the sinking

Eighty years ago the SS Athenia was outbound from Glasgow, Liverpool and Belfast to Montreal, Canada with over 1,000 passengers on board. On the day World War 2 was declared in September 1939 it was attacked and sunk, becoming the first maritime casualty of the war. 122 people lost their lives. The deliberate sinking of…

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2720

…and 851 more dates until 17 Dec 2022

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