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Glasgow Riverside Museum

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Open the door to Glasgow’s rich past at the Riverside Museum.

This multi-award winning museum is home to over 3,000 objects that tell the story of Glasgow’s history from its days as a maritime ‘powerhouse’ to the daily lives of those that lived there in the early-mid twentieth century. The objects on display are wide and varied – transport is covered with cars, bicycles, trams and locomotives. There are paintings to prams, skateboards to stormtroopers and everything in-between!

There are 150 interactive displays to help you to discover what life was really like. Walk the Glasgow street scene and tour the shops where you can look at fashion and merchandise. The screens, films and images will help to add another dimension to your wander down memory lane. Children will enjoy the Global Treasure Hunt, which is available to download and usable with the museum’s free Wi-Fi, or seek out Riverside’s Hidden Stories!

A nostalgic and educational day out!

  • Open seven days a week
  • Deaf visitors welcome and catered for
  • Seasonal exhibitions and events

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday and Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde, G3 8RS, Scotland

Phone number

0141 287 2720



Click here to visit Glasgow Riverside Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Pay and Display

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Glasgow Riverside Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Glasgow Riverside Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Glasgow Riverside Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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