We have lived in Glasgow for over 4 years and since then we have seen so many amazing places in Scotland. I have to say not only is Scotland rich in history but it also has lots of things to do and places to visit too. One of my favourites places to visit has to be the award-winning Riverside Museum (transport museum) which has over 3000 objects including cars, motorbikes and even a train. We went to a couple of weeks ago with my mum when she came to visit in the summer holidays.
The museum design itself is very modern and quite cool! You can’t miss the building it stands out next to the River Clyde. On the walk to the museum, they are 2 little coffee trailers outside which also sell food. Walking inside you are offered a leaflet with the layout of all the places inside including where to find the toilets, cafe and attractions. I have to mention that it is very wheelchair friendly, all the areas are wheelchair accessible inside the museum, including having lifts were they need to be and also accessible toilets. The tall ship has certain areas that are inaccessible through but many areas they have lifts on the tall ship too.
Choosing where to go is pretty fun because it’s bursting to the seams with marvellous objects that literally makes you want to see everything. My mum has not been to this museum before like we have, so she wanted to take photos of absolutely everything she possibly could as she is a huge fan of history ( yep i get it off my mamma!)
One thing I might add is that it can get quite busy in here so its best to be patient and take your time because lots of people want to see parts of the museum which sometimes arent exactly huge, so patience is a must here as with anything in life right?
We saw everything we wanted while here including the old subway, trams and all the old cars and after all that walking we were pretty hungry but the queue to the cafe was really long so we decided to call it a day and go to the gift shop then leave to go out to Shawlands for some lunch. My mum saw quite a few badges in the gift shop which is at the front of the museum near the exit/entrance( my brother collects badges and has nearly 20,000 now)
I have been to the Riverside Museum countless times now and every time I go I always find something exciting, never been bored yet haha. If you want to know more about Glasgow’s history or love transport then this is an amazing place to visit.
Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
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