Riverside Museum opened in June 2011, the exciting new venue for Glasgow Museums transport and technology collections. The museum is located where the River Kelvin meets the Clyde and the Tall Ship has been moored outside. Inside there are exhibits ranging from prams to horse-drawn trams, and also recreations of Glasgow streets from past eras, with shops that children can explore. The museum celebrates Glasgow's role in shipbuilding, train manufacturing and engineering.
Why are Riverside Museum great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Glasgow Museums welcomes school and college groups to all its venues. The Riverside Museum offers a wonderful resource for anyone interested in knowing more about their heritage and the world around them. We have lots of different learning opportunities for all ages.
We offer a range of themed workshops including Age of Invention, Clyde Built, Full Steam Ahead, Victorian Trade and WWII.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
All floors are accessible by lift. Riverside Museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users and allows for wheelchair access between displays. All displays and interactives are at an accessible height for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available at Reception for visitors to use. Some members of staff have been trained in basic British Sign Language - please make enquiries at the Reception desk. All audio-visual presentations within the Museum will have subtitles where required.
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"May, at The Riverside Museum, made booking our school's trip such a pleasant experience. We wanted to learn more about trams in the Victorian age. They had a workshop specifically for this subject which the children absolutely loved! Fantastic venue for schools and families. Thank you, we will certainly visit again in the future."
Sarah, Holy Cross Primary
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