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Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Free entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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Contact

0141 287 2720
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

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We are opening on Monday 26 April  

 

In line with the Scottish Government's timetable for easing Covid-19 restrictions, we are delighted to confirm that the museum will reopen on Monday 26 April.

Entry will be by FREE pre-booked ticket only. Bookings will open on Thursday 15 April at 12pm.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

 

As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all Glasgow Life staff and the public remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date regarding our response to Covid-19. So whether you need it now, or in the near future, it could be worth a bookmark. You can also follow Glasgow Life on TwitterFacebook or Instagram for our latest updates.

British Sign Language (BSL) users: For more information and the latest updates on Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council services during the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the dedicated BSL section of the council’s website.

Support us: As one of Scotland’s largest charities, Glasgow Life is hugely grateful for the support it has received during the coronavirus pandemic, which has helped us to continue vital work in communities across the city during the most challenging of times. You can continue to help us by donating here.

Get the most up-to-date information on Glasgow Life's response to Covid-19 here.

 

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 which 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)

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Accessible toilets

Assistance dogs

Hearing loop

Wheelchair access

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

Additional information

You can find further access information for this venue on the AccessAble website or on the Euan's Guide website.

Riverside Museum Floor Plan

Riverside Museum is a five star Visit Scotland visitor attraction.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe

Cloakroom

Parking

Photography and video recording

Restaurant

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Shop

Free wifi

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.

The only buses that serve Riverside are:

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 100 bus is not covered (nor the sightseeing buses).

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.

Please note: the A814 Clydeside Expressway Westbound will be closed due to major roadworks from Monday 26 October for 6 weeks. Diversions will be in place, if you would travel via this route please allow a little extra time for your journey.

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.

Location Map

Location

Riverside Museum

Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

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Riverside Museum displays

Find out more about the display themes at Riverside Museum.

Riverside Museum replica street