Riverside Museum

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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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.



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.



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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.



Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place
G3 8RS






0141 287 4350

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