Follow this link to see listings of upcoming events at Riverside Museum, including a programme of events to celebrate Glasgow Last Trams Procession.
Last Tram Procession
September 2012 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Last Tram Procession in Glasgow, when 250,000 people came out onto the streets to say their last farewells to the City’s much loved trams. To mark this occasion Riverside Museum now boasts the 1937 Glasgow Coronation Mark I tramcar on display. Step aboard and experience the feeling of luxury travel in 1930’s Glasgow!
Comet's Final Reckoning
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Henry Bell's paddle steamer Comet, with our animated interpretation of her final season on the Clyde. Comet sank in December 1820 - but her account book was saved. Hear Bell and Captain Robert Bain talking about their adventures! From 30 November.
Next time you visit us, why not try our Riverside Trail? This has been designed to guide you through points of interest outside Riverside Museum.
The trail focuses on the external landscape around Riverside both past and present, and gives the opportunity to explore and uncover the landscape and sights around the museum.
There are 8 stops in total, many of which feature images of the area (past and present) as well as memories from local people.
You can download the trail via the link on the left of this page and print it or save for use on iPhones, iPads etc.
The Trail was produced in partnership with Clyde Waterfront.
The Sinking of Athenia
On display now at Riverside Museum
In 1939 the Athenia became the first British casualty of World War II when a German U Boat sank it off the coast of Ireland on the evening of 3rd September, with the loss of 112 passengers and crew.
The complete film combines historic and newly-shot film footage alongside interviews with two people who were present at the sinking – Dr Marianne Young, who was onboard the Athenia, and Herr Hoegell, who was the radio operator on the U Boat – who represent two sides of the argument subsequent of the Athenia’s sinking - whose fault was it?