Glasgow

We went to visit the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. I believe it opened in 2012 and was award "European Museum of the Year 2013". A worthy winner.

Glasgow has 8 world class museums. On our last visit in 2016, we visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Other Museums include the Burrell Collection and Scotland Street School. If you visit Scotland in wet weather, the museums of Glasgow are a great indoor activity.

The focus of "The Riverside" is transport. The legacy of this city to Railways and Shipbuilding is legendary. Until the mid-twentieth century "Clyde Built" was synonymous with the best built ships in the world. The Museum occupies the site of Inglis Shipyard which built, among many others, PS Waverley which sits across the River Clyde from the Museum.

The museum has a simulated early Twentieth Century Glasgow Street. I vouch for the authentic feel of this exhibit. As a boy in the 1950, the streets of Glasgow and Greenock were very much like this. Since then, much has been demolished or renovated. I especially liked "The Ship Conveyor" which featured about 40 Clyde build ships. I have sailed on MV Maid of Argyll and TS Queen Mary.

There are several 19th and 20th Century Steam Locomotives. Alison and I were especially interested in the Subway Exhibition which featured a carriage which was in service in 1969 when, as students, we came to live in Glasgow. And there are many other exhibits of model trains, model yachts, cars, fire engines and other artefacts which were familiar in our childhood.

A really interesting 3 hour visit. Highly recommended.


Glynhill Hotel

Glynhill Hotel

Main Entrance

Patio

S E C C

Waverley and Queen Mary

Science Center and Tower

Tower

Queen Mary

Waverley

Waverley and Science Centre

Govan and Clyde

River Clyde

Entrance

Riverside Museum

Old Street

Street

Car

Subway

Street

Train

On the train

Hearse

Penny's Bike

Top Speed 25mph

Bike

Bus

Subway Car

About the car

Subway Map

Trains and Yacht

Meccano

Coronation Tram

Camper

Bus and Tram

Storm Trooper

Boy's Pram

Triumph Herald

Herald

Wall of cars

Q E I I

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Mary

Mary

Mary

Built in Glasgow

Imp

Loch Shira

Caledonian 123

Ford Anglia

Loco 103

Bright

Jam Sandwich

Locos

Oldest Bike

Transport

Museum Entrance

Fire Engine

H M S Hood

Caley 123

Mini

H M S Glasgow

River Kelvin

About the Lowry

Lowry

View from above

Through glass

Dad's Car

Sinclair

Engine Hall

Clyde and Civil War

Civil War Paddlers

Maid of Argyll

Beautiful Ship

H M S Ocean

To the East

Waverley

Queen Mary

Tug Brigadier

Mary Again

Built in Dumbarton

About Mary

Out the window

Commonwealth Games

Better through glass

Chopper

Glenlee

Museum

B B C

Armadillo Building

Gulls on Clyde

Glasgow Tower

Riverside Museum


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