Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place
G3 8RS






0141 287 4350

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The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

​Amongst the objects on display are everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams, velocipedes to voiturettes, vintage cars to a stormtrooper, there really is something to delight visitors of all ages.​

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Opening hours

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

Admission charges

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Adventurers

  • 10 April — 31 December 2014 *on now

Five modern Scots. Six epic journeys. A total of 69,399 miles travelled. This exciting new display brings together the transport and technology used in TV’s Long Way Round and Long Way Down. See Highlights

World’s Second Oldest Rolls Royce

  • 10 April — 31 December 2014 *on now

We are delighted to welcome the world’s second oldest Rolls Royce, built in 1905. The car is a very rare survivor gifted to the Royal Scottish Automobile Club by Adam McGregor Dick of Kilmarnock and is on loan to Glasgow Museums. (we have an image)

The Road From Delhi

  • 27 June — 31 December 2014 *on now

This display celebrates Delhi and Glasgow sharing the world stage at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Flag Handover event. Features newly commissioned Northern Indian Truck Art.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Motorbike Wall Refresh

  • 10 April — 31 December 2014 *on now

Making its debut on the Motorbike Wall is the Matchless G5, a classic 348cc from 1960. Vote for your favourite bike using our interactive touchscreen!


  • 11 — 12 October 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 25 — 26 October 2014 From 1pm

Shoes for cycling, shoes for dancing and even shoes on wheels! Delve into the weird and wonderful world of footwear through the ages.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Survival Suitcase

  • 13 October 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 17 October 2014 1-3:30pm

What would you take with you if you were to travel the world? Discover some travel treasures from the past and then draw the items you would pack.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Ships, Boats & Things that Float

  • 14 October 2014 1-3:30pm
  • 16 October 2014 1-3:30pm

Take a closer look at some of our favourite river-themed displays and try out a series of mini activities and experiments.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Stories on the Move

  • 14 October 2014 11-11:45am
  • 16 October 2014 11-11:45am

Join us as we bring museum objects to life through imaginative tales and activities and look at the museum through a child's eyes.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

The Big Draw 2014: Maritime Signals Mission

  • 15 October 2014 12-4pm

Your mission should you choose to accept it: help your ‘shipmate’ in a race to replicate an art work, communicating by using maritime signal flags only.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Play in a Day

  • 16 October 2014 1-3pm

Who used to live and work in Glasgow?  What stories could Riverside's old street tell?  Find out in these short interactive performances by 'Allofthethings'.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Retro Gaming at Riverside

  • 18 — 19 October 2014 12-4pm

Get your fingers and thumbs ready to experience the delights of retro video gaming and its evolution since the 1970's.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly