Few cities have had such a profound impact upon transport and technology as Glasgow. The new Riverside Museum gives the city a new purpose-built venue in which to tell that story. This new transport museum is located on the banks of the River Clyde, at the heart of the Glasgow's Harbour development.
Glasgow’s old Museum of Transport (now closed) was Scotland's second-most popular free attraction. Together with the Clyde Maritime Trust and The Tall Ship, the new museum will reinforce Glasgow's global reputation as a tourism hotspot.
Riverside Museum secures the future of our internationally and nationally important transport collections and gives visitors of all ages and abilities unprecedented access to more than 3000 objects, including The Tall Ship.
This museum was being funded by Glasgow City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Riverside Museum Appeal, which raised £4.5 million.
Turning such an ambitious dream into reality required the involvement of many other organisations including the architects, Zaha Hadid Architects; the main building contractor, BAM; the mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering services, Buro Happold; exhibition designers, Event Communications ; and project managers, quantity surveyors and planning supervisors, Capita Symonds.