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)

Doon the Watter

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.



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.

Photographer's Studio

  • 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.



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!

Journeys to Glasgow

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.