Display Changes

The Riverside Museum regularly updates its displays and digital films with new objects and content. All of the new displays are free to visit around the museum. 

From 12 March 2014 


Five modern Scots. Six epic journeys. A total of 69,399 miles travelled. This new display features bikes, maps and memoribilia from five modern day adventurers, including Ewan McGregor's motorbike from his Long Way Down journey, maps and more from Mark Beaumont who cycled aroudn teh world, as well as a tandem from Karen Darke, and objects from Andy Brown and Kate Rawles. Find out more about this wonderful new display in our North Window by visiting www.glasgowlife.org.uk/adventurers​​​ 

From 15 November 2013 

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.  

From 1 October 2013 

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.  

Be a Sport 

See some rare sporting objects, including wheelchair tennis player Gordon Reid's London 2012 gear, local man George MacMillan's official Olympic Torch and the Dolan DF3 track bike of Junior World Sprint Champion John Paul. A new film also gives a snapshot of John's training ahead of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.  

From September 2013​

Motorbike Wall changes ​ 

Come along to see new models on display on our Motorbike Wall. An example of Italian design now adorns the Motorbike Wall in the form of the iconic Lambr​etta LD 150 of 1956, which belongs to Glasgow band Franz Ferdinand's frontman, Alex Kapranos. This slick scooter rubs shoulders with other Italian classics in the collection such as the Ducati 916 and Vespa Model 152L2. 

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