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The Riverside Museum is a new development for the Glasgow Museum of Transport, completed on 20 June 2011 at Pointhouse Quay in the Glasgow Harbour regeneration district of Glasgow, Scotland.
The location of the museum is on the site of the former A. & J. Inglis Shipyard within Glasgow Harbour, on the north bank of the River Clyde and adjacent to its confluence point with the River Kelvin. This site enables the Clyde Maritime Trust’s SV Glenlee and other visiting craft to berth alongside the museum.
As well as housing the existing collections of the Glasgow Museum of Transport, the city has acquired additional items to enhance the experience:
L. S. Lowry: Cranes and Ships, Glasgow Docks – acquired at Christie’s in November 2005 for £198,400, the painting is presently on display at the Kelvin Hall. The 1947 work was bought with the help of Glasgow businessman Willie Haughey of City Refrigeration Holdings, and a £20,000 grant from the National Art Collections Fund.
SAR Class 15F 4-8-2 steam locomotive, No.3007 – built by the Glasgow-based North British Locomotive Company at its Polmadie Works in 1945, the locomotive was a gift from South African railways operator Spoornet to the project. It was on display in George Square for a short time in 2007, as part of the effort to raise the £5million public contribution funding
Scotlands Museum of Transport and Travel
100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS
Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday and Sunday 11am–5pm
Glasgow’s well-loved Museum of Transport has relocated to this spectacular waterfront landmark that was designed by internationally-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid. The Riverside Museum is her first major public building in the UK.
The dynamic new Riverside Museum displays Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, which stems from the River Clyde. The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting.
Visitors can relax and enjoy the riverside views in the Museum’s café, and take home all manner of transport-related gifts from the Museum’s shop.