Riverside Museum

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The Riverside Museum houses one of the greatest collections of transport and technology in the UK, including objects such as cars, trams, trains and a world-famous ship model collection. It is housed in a state-of-the-art building designed by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Many of the transport-themed paintings which are now part of Glasgow Museums’ collection came from wealthy Glaswegian industrialists, who were proud to display their ships, trains and the history of their companies, through generous gifts to the City. Others were purchased for the collection or bequeathed to it. The collection reflects the long association that Glasgow has had with the heavy industry. Paintings that can be viewed in the Riverside Museum include ‘The Last Tram Procession’ by R. H. Wyllie, ‘Govan Ferry’ by Hugh ‘Grecian’ Williams, and L. S. Lowry’s ‘Cranes and Ships, Glasgow Docks’.

100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS Scotland


0141 287 2720

The Riverside Museum is open daily: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday and Sunday 11am–5pm. Entry is free. If you are planning a visit especially to see a particular painting please check with the museum that it is currently on display. Paintings can be moved at short notice.