The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

Just at the opposite end of the beautiful Kelvingrove Park from The Acorn Hotel is the amazingly fresh and modern Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

Riverside Museum is Glasgow’s award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display there’s everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams and cars to a Stormtrooper. There are over 90 large touch screens panels full of images, memories and films that tell the fascinating stories behind the objects.

With many interactive displays to get hands on with or you can; Walk back in time through old Glasgow streets and visit the shops, bar and subway. Climb aboard a train, tram or bus and get a real feel for old public transport. Discover Glasgow’s rich shipbuilding history, explore the car and motorbike walls and help put out a fire with our interactive fire engine.

One of the new exhibits is the recently acquired South African locomotive, Glasgow Museums’ largest object. The Museum is always changing and introducing new exhibits but it is also a venue, and recently, most notably held a sold out 80s themed Saturday night disco event. In the summer time it is also host to its very own Riverside Festival and has Djs playing across the weekend of 23rd & 24th of May. Contrary to popular belief The Museum is not just to take the kids to for a day out, but also fits the bill for a great night out!

If that wasn’t enough then berthed outside you will find the Tall Ship, Glenlee, the UK’s only floating Clyde-built sailing ship and also free to enter. Step on board this impressive ship where you will find all sorts to entertain the kids including an under 5s play area in the cargo hold to a mouse hunt! There really is something for all ages to enjoy at the Riverside Museum.

To make the most of this great attraction and to make sure you get the best prices for staying with us then please book directly with us as we guarantee the lowest rate.

Walking Tours in Glasgow

Glasgow City centre has some great walking tours on offer for all ages and interests. Each of these sights and tours are all easily accessible from the Acorn hotel!

Glasgow Comedy Festival

The festival returns for its 18th year between 12th – 29th March 2020 and will feature your favourite comedy friends, top television names and spectacular stand-up stars to stages across Glasgow.

Celtic Connections

The Celtic Connections festival will be held 16th January until 2nd February 2020. The festival started in 1994 and showcases traditional home-grown talent but also attracts acts from all over the world.