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Glasgow Riverside Museum: where land and sea unite


The former transport museum was transformed in 2011 into a new building by the late architect Zaha Hadid.

Built in 2011 on the site of a former shipyard and clad with 200 tonnes of reflective titanium zinc, the Riverside Museum radiates both modernity and complexity. Facing the water on the Clyde, its facade evokes an electrocardiogram for some, a surfing wave for others. Inside, the museum focuses on all types of surface transport, steam trains, trams, early air travel, a 1898 subway train, and even skateboards.
The collection also consists of a fascinating series of cars manufactured in Scotland, as well as bicycles, motorcycles, and a hearse. The list goes on… Maritime travel is represented by the Glenlee, a beautiful 19th-century sailboat moored alongside the building. One of the last sailing cargo vessels, it now contains staged settings of life during the crossings. An impressive tour for a breath-taking building.

Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Road
Glasgow G3 8RS

+44 141 287 2720

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