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Riverside Museum exterior with Tall Ship Glenlee

Museums 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.

Riverside Museum interior gallery
Wheelchair access
Hearing loop
Accessible toilets
Baby changing
Baby feeding
Photography and video recording


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Access Information:

  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome
  • There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception
  • If you have any further access requirements, please call us and we will try our best to accommodate them.
  • You can find further access information for this venue on the DisabledGo website.
  • If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to Riverside Museum.

Venue Information

  • Download a Riverside Museum Floor Plan
  • There is a restaurant, cafe and indoor and outdoor picnic areas
  • The building has free wifi
  • There is an outdoor skate park
  • The cloakroom costs £1
  • There is a regular programme of special activities - see the What's On section for more details.

Car Park

  • 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

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 to the left of the museum.

How to get here

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.

Subway - 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.

Coaches - 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.


Riverside Museum is a five star Visit Scotland visitor attraction.

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.

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Riverside Museum

Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

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Riverside Museum displays

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