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Riverside Museum

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm


0141 287 2720

Riverside Museum is Glasgow's award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there's everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper.

Get hands on with our interactive displays. Walk through Glasgow streets and visit the shops, bar and subway. Climb aboard a train, tram or bus and get a real feel for old public transport. Discover Glasgow's rich shipbuilding history, explore the car and motorbike walls and help put out a fire with our interactive fire engine.

There are over 90 large touch screens panels full of images, memories and films that tell the fascinating stories behind the objects. There really is something for all ages to enjoy at the Riverside Museum.

Group Tours at Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums offer unique experiences for tour groups that will create lasting memories for group visitors. We offer a wealth of history, art and heritage in some of the city's finest buildings.

Find out more about what you will discover on each tour here.

We are happy to discuss any other group tour requirements you may have. Please contact us at

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Accessible toilets

Baby changing

Baby feeding


The cloakroom costs £1

Guidedog friendly

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing loop


The car park costs £1 for 4 hours. There are 12 spaces reserved for blue badge holders, free of charge with no time restrictions. There are designated parent and child spaces. Please note; City Parking will implement new parking charges on 1st June, from then parking will be per hour.

Photography and video recording

Additional information

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

Riverside Museum Floor Plan

Riverside Museum is a five star Visit Scotland visitor attraction.




Free wifi

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

The nearest mainline stations are Queen Street and Central Station and the nearest local train station is Partick interchange.


The nearest subway station is Partick.

By bus

Hop 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.​

On foot

Riverside Museum is on the North bank of the River Clyde, just along the Clydeside from the SECC going towards Partick (West). Plan your walking route.​

By bike

National Cycle Route 7. There are bicycle racks to secure up to 28 bikes located close to the Museum.​​

By ferry

There is a free ‘on demand’ ferry service links the Riverside Museum and Govan/Govan Stones at the Old Govan Church during the summer months.


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 Car

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 area.

Disabled drop off point

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 to the left of the museum.

Riverside Museum has Glasgow's second largest outdoor events space which is available for hire.  The museum can also host music events, corporate dinners, concerts, receptions and other private functions.

Riverside Museum has also been used as a film and tv location.

Please visit our venue hire website for more information.

‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!


Riverside Museum

Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

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Riverside Museum displays

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