Riverside Museum opening hours are Monday - Thursday and Saturday from 10.00am - 5.00pm. Please note that every Friday and Sunday the museum opens at the later time of 11am until 5pm.
The museum is open daily except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and 1 & 2 January. On Hogmanay, 31 December, the museum closes to the public at 1pm.
Guided Tours at Riverside Museum
Let our team of trained volunteer guides take you into a world of trams, trains and automobiles. A guided tour of Riverside Museum can include favourites such as the South African Locomotive, the model ships, and the street, as well as new features such as the car wall and the bike velodrome, as well as artwork, costume and toys. To find out more about joining a tour, please ask at the Information Desk on your arrival.
Group Tour Bookings
If you are bringing a group of 7+, and would like a tour, pre-booking is essential. Please get in touch at least 6 weeks before your tour date, so we can ensure that we can provide a tour of the highest quality and tailored to your group’s interests. If you are interested in a group tour, please email: email@example.com
Reach Us On Foot
Riverside Museum is on the North bank of the River Clyde, just along the Clydeside from the SECC going towards Partick (West). Click here to plan your walking route.
A FREE ‘on demand’ ferry service links the Riverside Museum and Govan/Govan Stones at the Old Govan Church during the summer months. Keep visiting our website for updates about the 2016 schedule.
National Cycle Route 7 leaves Glasgow by following
the River Clyde to Dumbarton and then heads to Inverness via Aberfoyle,
Callander, Killin, Pitlochry, Kingussie, Aviemore and Carrbridge. There are bicycle racks to secure up to 28 bikes located close to the Museum.
on board the Glasgow Citybus 100 Riversider service anywhere between George Square, SECC, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Riverside Museum - runs every 30 minutes. See timetable for details.
There is a coach drop-off point adjacent to
the bus stop and designated coach parking throughout the year
for schools, tour operators and care groups.
By Subway & Train
Why not park at one of the Park & Ride Underground Stations: Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge or Shields Road. Riverside Museum is then only a 10 minute walk from Partick subway station - exit onto Beith Street behind the station and follow the signs to Riverside Museum.
Click here for more information on costs and timetable.
Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip
The nearest Train Station for main-line trains is Partick Station, then it's around a 10 minutes walk to Riverside Museum.
From the M8 motorway, take Junction 19 and
travel west bound along the Clydeside Expressway (A814) for about one
mile to Pointhouse road. Then turn left into the Riverside Car Park
There is a Pay & Display car park at Riverside:
- £1 for a 4 hour maximum stay
- 12 spaces reserved for blue
badge holders, free of charge with no time
- designated parent and child
Disabled drop off point for the Riverside
Museum - via the slipway road (to the right as you drive onto the
Riverside site). The Tall Ship disabled drop off point is the access
road left of the museum.
Please only park in a designated parking bay in the museum car park. Glasgow City Council parking attendants regularly patrol the area and will issue parking tickets to vehicles parked outwith designated spaces.
The car park can quickly become full on special event days. On these occasions, we recommend using the Pay & Display car park at
Kelvin Hall, Bunhouse Road (the previous home of the Museum of
Transport). It's then only a 15 minute signposted walk to Riverside.
The parking charge is the same as at the museum - £1 for 4 hours. Please note that this fee only applies within the car park, the onstreet spaces on Bunhouse Road are charged at a higher rate.