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Riverside Museum of Transport Glasgow

The Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow websites, information, large images, telephone number, postcode and links to reviews and a map

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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 your life.

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 Church. Church Map/Reviews.

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 .

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/riverside/Pages/default.aspx . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum . Reviews

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