When we went on holiday to Scotland we stopped off at The Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship. It was somewhere to stretch our legs and get some lunch and we were there for no more than two hours but really we could have stayed there all day – such a great place to visit.
The Riverside Museum is home to some of the world’s finest cars, bicycles, ship models, trams and locomotives. You walk into a huge space that is full of so many different vehicles that it’s hard to know what to look at first.
The children loved running around the different exhibits and we really didn’t have time to even scratch the surface. One part of the museum we loved though was the replica Glasgow street, complete with shops you could enter and look around and even a subway – complete with train!
We walked through The Riverside Museum, looking at as much as we could and when we came out the other side we found The Tall Ship. Glenlee is one of only five Clyde built ships still afloat in the world today and she is the only one of her kind in the UK and it was amazing to not only see her but to walk around and explore her too.
We had lunch at The Riverside Museum which had a lovely cafe/restaurant which wasn’t too badly priced. Throughout our time at The Riverside Museum I couldn’t believe that such an in depth attraction would be free to visit – as was The Tall Ship. The whole place would be perfect for a rainy day and I really wish we lived nearer to be able to visit again – we had such a lovely time there.
The Riverside Museum was crowned European Museum of the Year in 2013 and it’s easy to see why. So much to do, so well looked after and a pleasure to visit.
4 thoughts on “The Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship Review”
Ooh fab, that’s a great recommendation. We’re hoping to get to Scotland this year and my girls would love this museum. So would my husband actually…
Looks like a fabulous place to stop and stretch your legs at, I know my kids would love it there too. I do like that replica street and it’s always fun to be able to go inside and explore the transport x
We love Riverside museum and the Tall Ship. It’s a fabulous place to visit and we love looking at everything, with some hope that one day we can actually read the signs too. O’s favourite part is watching the ships go past and the bit where you can pretend to weld, although wasn’t working last time. They love the ship too, scrubbing the decks (who knew cleaning was so much fun!) and sending the flour sacks up to the next floor are popular with them there. It looks like you managed to fit a lot in on your Scottish holiday! 🙂 x
I’m a volunteer guide at Riverside and it is great to hear that visitors enjoy what we have. We normally have a guide on duty offering free tours which help to bring many of the exhibits to life. We all have our own passions, mine is old cars, especially the Galloway. “A car for ladies! Built by others of their sex.” I’m there most Saturdays. Just ask at the reception desk.