Riverside Museum regularly updates the displays and digital films with new objects and content. All of the new displays are free to visit around the museum.
The Fourpence Ha'penny Crew
The five Penny brothers raced for the Clyde Amateur Rowing Club in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In 1932, the four elder boys - Tom, Laurie, Sandy and Bill - took on their ten year old brother Jimmy as their cox and because of their surname, they became known as the "Fourpence Ha'Penny Crew". In 2013, Tom Penny's son donated his father's rowing shirt and collection of cups and medals to the City of Glasgow and you can now see these in this fascinating display, which also tells the story of the brothers and the many prizes they won in rowing as pairs and fours.
The Perfect Wheelchair
This display was co-curated with wheelchair users and includes a child's wheelchair, a sport wheelchair, a pioneering Mekong design and a chair typical of those used by WW1 veterans. Wheelchair users tell some amazing stories of adventure and discuss the highs and lows of using a wheelchair.
Recent display Changes
Razzle Dazzle - Radical Camouflage
This display about the bizarrely-painted Allied ships of World War I features two new and rarely seen design schemes from 1917 on loan from the Imperial War Museum. See with your own eyes how they compare with other camouflage objects on display including dazzle-painted ships and patterned beetles and butterflies.
Next Stop Glasgow: Stories of Asian Immigration and Work on the Buses
In the 1950s Glasgow needed bus drivers! Some people who applied were immigrants from India and Pakistan. Find out about their amazing personal stories of coming to and working in Glasgow, in this new film display.
Song of the Clyde Show
Generations of Glaswegians have enjoyed a summer trip on the River Clyde on boats big and small. See 60 years of sunshine and showers in our new large scale film.
Our Motorbike Wall currently features a fine example of Italian design in the form of the iconic Lambretta LD 150 from 1956, which belongs to Alex Kapranos, frontman of Glasgow band Franz Ferdinand. This slick scooter rubs shoulders with other Italian classics in the collection such as the Ducati 916 and Vespa Model 152L2.