Riverside Museum: Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel
100 Pointhouse Road
| +44 141 287 2720
Photo by Stephen Smith
Sun, Fri 11am - 5pm
Mon - Thur, Sat 10am - 5pm
Riverside Museum’s Memory LaneThe author of “How The Scots Invented the Modern World” would surely revel in this ginormous place by the Glasgow Harbor celebrating the history of transport both on land and sea. Not only does this extraordinary collection showcasing some of the world’s biggest inventions i.e. the bicycle, the steam locomotive and the steamship get top viewing but they’re displayed in full glory. Some objects are dangling from the ceiling while others are mounted on the walls so you feel like you are immersed in a giant display case.
Over 3,000 pieces are laid out in this massive museum bigger than two football fields designed by Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid. Head to recreated streetscapes and wander inside restored shops. Volunteer docents like Bob James a retired fireman gives his personal touch by making motors come to life like a rare Leyland Master engine. The red bricked chassis nickname is a ‘toolbox on wheels.’