Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum exterior with Tall Ship Glenlee

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Admission

Free Entry

Donations welcome

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Welcome!

 

Riverside Museum is the first purpose-built museum created by Glasgow Life in the 21st century. Located at the junction of the Rivers Kelvin and Clyde, it houses the city’s fabulous transport and technology collections, which have been gathered over the centuries and reflect the important part Glasgow has played in the world through its contributions to heavy industries like shipbuilding, train manufacturing and engineering.

The museum was designed by internationally renowned architect, Dame Zaha Hadid. It opened in 2011 after a four-year build, with over 3,000 objects from the city's world-famous collections displayed inside.

"The Riverside Museum is a fantastic project where the exhibits and building come together at this prominent and historic location on the Clyde waterfront. The complex geometries of the extruded design continue Glasgow’s rich engineering traditions and will be a part of the city’s future as a centre of innovation." – Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

 

Regular opening hours:

Monday-Thursday, Saturday: 10am-5pm

Friday and Sunday: 11am-5pm

Both the restaurant and the shop are also open.

Free entry

No need to book, just drop in.

 

Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for Riverside Museum on AccessAble

Further information can be found on Euan's Guide website

Accessible toilets

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

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

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.

Wheelchair access

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

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

Cloakroom

Parking

Current rates:

  • Up to 1 hour £1.60
  • 1-2 hours £3.20
  • 2-3 hours £4.80
  • 3-4 hours £6.40
  • 4-5 hours £8.00
  • 5-10 hours £10.00

Mon-Sun 6pm-8am, £2 flat rate.

Please note that parking charges are due to increase from Sunday 2 April. The new rates will be:

  • 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.

Photography and video recording

Free wifi

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Use Traveline Scotland to help plan your journey via public transport.

The nearest Train station (PTK), Subway station and Bus station can all be found at the Partick transport hub, also known as the Partick Interchange, around 0.6 miles from the museum. There are signposted walking routes from there to the museum.

The lines for the train station run through the Low-Level platforms, at Glasgow Central (GLC) and Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ).

The closest Subway station to Glasgow Central is St Enoch’s.

The closest to Glasgow Queen Street is Buchanan Street.

Buses:

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

If you use a Taxi or private-hire car, there is a drop off point beside the car park. Disabled visitors can be dropped off at the front door, access is via the slip road barrier.

In case it is of use to anyone in your party, the AccessAble website has some useful accessibility information.

If using a Sat Nav for directions, we recommend you enter “The Riverside Museum” rather than the postcode.

Telephone

0141 287 2720

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Photograph showing the Motorbike Wall at Riverside Museum

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floorplan for Riverside Museum