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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

Amongst the objects on display are everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams, velocipedes to voiturettes, vintage cars to a stormtrooper, there really is something to delight visitors of all ages.

There are regular guided tours of the museum. To find out more about them, see the Plan Your Visit page.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has been a favourite with Glasgow residents and visitors since it opened in 1901.

The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgow Museums’ rich and varied collection, which is a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The displays are extensive and wide-ranging, including:

  • Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists including one of the largest and finest collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art in the UK and one of the most important collections of 19th century French oils in the UK
  • Scottish Art including galleries dedicated to the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists and the newly acquired Glasgow Fair’ by John Knox (1776/8-1845)
  • Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style – a gallery dedicated to one of Glasgow’s most famous sons and the style movement which was the UK’s contribution to Art Nouveau
  • Natural history including dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals
  • Arms and armour – this collection is of international significance, including the R L Scott bequest, which had been one of the finest private collections of European arms and armour in the world
  • Ancient Egypt – this collection is of national significance, featuring several objects of unique importance linked to historical figures
  • Scottish history and archaeology including a wealth of material relating to the early settlements across Scotland and life on St Kilda
  • World cultures including nationally and internationally significant objects from the Americas, Africa, South Asia and Oceania

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