What’s on In Glasgow –Things to do in Glasgow
Welcome to Hotels.tv in Glasgow www.hotels.tv/glasgow where we spend most of our time finding out what’s on, places to visit, fun, hip and chic in Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow surrounding areas. We decided on this feature to focus on the amazing Transport Museum Glasgow as it was previously known to us locals…now known as Riverside Museum. When visiting Glasgow and of course, booking your hotels in Glasgow with us, it is an absolute must that you visit this amazing museum in Glasgow. Here are some of the reasons why.
At Riverside Museum in Glasgow there are over 3,000 objects on display, compared with 1,300 objects at the previous Museum of Transport. These include some old favourites along with some new exhibits to the Collection. One of the new exhibits is the recently acquired South African locomotive, Glasgow Museums’ largest train on display!
Hotels tv in Glasgow took our team to see and explore the excitement on offer at the Glasgow Riverside Museum and found visitors can climb aboard some of the exhibits to get a real feel for vintage public transport by accessing four locomotive footplates, three trams, two subway cars, one train carriage and a bus.
One of the old Museum of Transport’s most popular areas was Kelvin Street. At Riverside Museum there is a recreated street from 1895 – 1930, plus two additional display areas depicting shops from the 1930s, right through to the 1980s, giving visitors a fantastically detailed insight into Glasgow’s distant and more recent past. For the first time, visitors can access the shops and subways. These ‘shops’ include an Edwardian photography studio, a 1930s’ Italian Café and a 1960s’ garage.
The Riverside Trail has been designed to guide you through points of interest outside Riverside Museum. The trail focuses on the external landscape around Riverside both past and present, and gives the opportunity to explore and uncover the landscape and sights around the museum. There are 8 stops in total, many of which feature images of the area (past and present) as well as memories from local people.
Guided Tours are available at Riverside Museum but there is no set times for these tours, just listen out for announcements when you visit. For the team at Hotels.tv Glasgow we preferred to noisy on around the museum and find the wee nuggets of interest ourselves.
Even for someone who really isn’t interested in old stream trains and cars, I particularly found the Riverside Museum a great place to visit.
So when you are searching for your budget hotels in Glasgow or your boutique hotel in Glasgow remember to plan in some space to visit the museum. There are many brilliant things to do in Glasgow and this has to be at the top of my list!
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