Plan a visit to Riverside Museum

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100 Pointhouse Rd, Partick, Glasgow G3 8RS

Free Entry

Museum Opening Hours

Monday 10am-5pm

Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 10am-5pm

Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday 11-5pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 11-5pm

Getting Here

The Next Bike bicycle hire scheme is also in operation around Glasgow, with locations to pick up and drop off around the city.

The 100 service operates from George Square South, stop 609973, every 45 minutes starting approximately 10.20am daily. The service is operated by Community Transport Glasgow. View the timetable here 

Visit the City Sightseeing website for more information on the city tour services. 

Cycle parking is available at the west side of the museum. 

EV Rapid charging station available in car park. 

Please note: If you are coming into Glasgow by train and planning to use a PlusBus ticket, the sightseeing buses are not covered.

The closest train stations are Partick (PTK), Charing Cross (CHC) and Exhibition Centre (EXG). 

The lines for these stations run through the platforms at Glasgow Central (GLC) for Partick and Exhibition Centre and Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ) for Partick and Charing Cross.

Glasgow City Council

Information on parking, across the city.


Payments can be made online by using RingGo - please be advised to download the RingGo app in advance of your visit.


Current rates:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-2 hours £5.00
  • 2-3 hours £7.50
  • 3-4 hours £7.50
  • 4-10 hours £10.00

Mon-Sun 6pm-8am, £3 flat rate.


The nearest station on the subway is Partick.


Download our floorplan

Download our floorplan to help you find your way round the museum.

Restaurant Sample Menu

Accessibility and visitor facilities

Changing Places Facility Available during opening hours. No key required. Situated on the ground floor near reception and adjacent to male and female toilets.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop available within venue.

You can also visit our British Sign Language and International Sign Video Library here to watch a welcome video for every Glasgow Museum. 

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts.

Please follow this link to read guidelines on photography, filming and sketching in all Glasgow Life Museums

Baby changing facilities can be found in all public toilets on all floors.

There is a cloakroom at the museum.

The building has free WiFi.

Riverside Museum Autism-Friendly Storybook

Download our autism-friendly storyboard guide for your visit to Riverside.


Watch our video which offers access to our collections.

Book a group tour

Glasgow Life Museums offer unique experiences and lasting memories for group visitors. We offer a wealth of history, art and heritage in some of the city's finest buildings. You can choose from the following group tours.

Book a group tour

All educational group visits must be booked in advance by email here -

Contact Us

Phone - 0141 287 2720

Email -

Green Tourism

Riverside Museum has achieved a Gold Award from Visit Scotland's Green Tourism scheme. We are assessed against a rigorous set of criteria, including energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more.

The award acknowledges good environmentally friendly practice and is a recognised hallmark of 'green quality'. We're proud to be playing our part in ensuring Scotland is a sustainable tourism destination for the future.

Find out more about Riverside Museum

Photograph showing the Glenlee ship and the outside of the Riverside museum

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