100 Pointhouse Place
0141 287 4350
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.
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Doon the Watter
- 17 June 2014 — 17 June 2015 *on now
It's time to enjoy all that the Clyde has to offer! Before you set off "Doon the Watter", visit the Riverside Museum to see how families have enjoyed trips on the river over the past 50 years. Also on display is our ship model collection's latest addition, a model of the Largs - Cumbrae ferry Loch Shira.
- 21 August 2014 — 21 August 2015 *on now
The Photographer's Studio in our 'old street' has had a makeover! Learn about photography and take your own photograph in our replica studio space with a new selection of costumes.
Shipbuilding on the Clyde by Stanley Spencer
- 1 July 2015
A biannual rotation of Stanley Spencer's 'Clyde Shipbuilding' sketches give the opportunity to see two more of his remarkable studies of Lithgow's shipyard. The works, on loan from the Imperial War Museum, were produced in the 1940s when Spencer worked at the Port Glasgow yard as an official war artist. Come along to see these two new works, now on display.
Journeys to Glasgow: Stories from Asian Migration and Work on the Buses
- 16 June 2014 — 16 June 2015 *on now
In the 1950s Glasgow needed bus drivers! Some who applied were immigrants from India and Pakistan. Find out some of their amazing personal stories of coming to and working in Glasgow in this new film display.
The Great Big Museum Bus Tour
- 16 May 2015 11am-4pm
Just when you think you haven't been to a museum for a while, three (well, five!) come along at once! This fantastic hop-on, hop-off bus tour is the ideal way to enjoy some of the best museums in the city - just relax and leave it all to your own personal chauffeur! Each museum will be showcasing a different traditional craft with inspiring practical demonstrations and lots of opportunities to try them out for yourself. Don't just have fun at one, strive to do all five! Once you've enjoyed your time at the Riverside, why not find out what other exciting events are happening at the Burrell Collection, Scotland Street School Museum, Riverside Museum and Gallery of Modern Art. Next stop, driver!
Activities are free. There is a small charge for the bus.