Glasgow Riverside Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Glasgow Riverside Museum

Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Glasgow Riverside Museum's website
0141 287 2720

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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


Free admission

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Parking facilities

Pay and Display


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