Riverside Museum of Transport is
situated about 2.5 miles southwest of George
Square/ Glasgow Centre.
The museum opened in the spring of 2011 to
house the Glasgow Museum of Transport. The
museum is packed full of Buses, Cars,
Motorbikes, Trains, Trams, and large models of
famous ships built here on the River Clyde.
Some of these exhibits are sure to take you
back to some of the most memorable times of
Another popular attraction is a street
recreated from 1895 - 1930, where you can step
back in time. Here you can also see a ships
steam piston engine, and a steam turbine engine
that is open to show how it works.
The image here was taken from a large car
park in Govan across the river. There is the
small Govan Passenger Ferry
that runs back and forth for a few weeks in the
summer 0800 - 1800.
The top attraction in Govan is the Govan Stones in the Govan Old
The Riverside Museum is on the Tour Bus route
. Riverside Museum
Google Map . Postcode: G3 8RS.
Tel: 0141 287 2720 . FREE Admission .
Next to the Riverside Museum of Transport, is
the 245ft long Glenlee sailing vessel, built in
1896, here on the River Clyde.
Known now as the Tall Ship, she is a great
free attraction that allows you to explore her
living quarters, and engine room. The lower
decks also have to be seen to be believed, as
they run from almost the bow to the stern, with
little supports to obstuct your view. There is
a cafe in the lower decks.
The Glenlee was a bulk cargo carrier that
circumnavigated the globe four times, passing
round the dangerous Cape Horn 15 times. She was
bought by the Spanish navy in 1922, and
operated as a sail training vessel until 1969.
She was then operated as a training school,
until being laid up at Seville in 1981.
You can also take a Fast Boat Tour on
the Seaforce from the Kelvin Harbour next
to the Tall Ship.
www.thetallship.com . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenlee_ship .
FREE Admission .