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Glasgow Events Suitable for ChildrenMuseum Of Transport
1 Bunhouse Road
Glasgow
Pop-up Glasgow MapG3 8DP
Tel +44 (0) 141 287 2720
Fax +44 (0) 141 287 2692
Email museums@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Venue Intro:

The Museum of Transport in the Kelvin Hall is one of the most popular museums of transport in the British Isles, attracting half a million visitors a year. Founded in 1964, it houses many exhibits of national and international importance.

The museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars, including such world famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.

The breadth of the collection is impressive, featuring all forms of transport from horse-drawn vehicles to fire engines, from motorcycles to caravans. Even toy cars and prams are included. In the Clyde Room are some 250 fascinating ship models, representing the gigantic contribution of the River Clyde and its shipbuilders and engineers to the world of maritime trade. From the Comet of 1812 to fabulous builders models of the Hood, Howe, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2, the Clyde Room reflects the proud boast 'Clyde built'.

Getting There:

The Museum of Transport is literally across the road from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the City’s West End.

  • Opening Hours:
    Monday-Thursday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Friday & Sunday 11am-5pm
  • By Subway:
    5 minutes’ walk from Kelvin Hall Subway station.
  • By Train:
    15 minutes’ walk from Partick rail station.
  • By Bus:
    First Bus services 9, 16, 18, 42, 62 and 64 all stop near the museum.
  • Facilities:
    Free Guided Tours; Gallery Shop; Café; Male and Female Toilets; Wheelchair Access; Free Parking.

Disability Info:

The Museum of Transport has disabled parking bays to the front of the museum, and has full accessibility to all galleries. A lift is available from the main reception area, and the café area is fully accessible. Male and female toilets are accessible to wheelchair users, and there is also a designated toilet for disabled users.

Photographs:

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For more photographs see the images page.

Map (Gold arrow marks the spot):

 

Websites:

www.GlasgowGuide.co.uk