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The Riverside Museum

The new home for Glasgow’s museum of transport.
Experience Glasgow’s industrial heritage in a striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid.
Many favourite exhibits from the old Museum of Transport are on show with twice as many exhibits than before.
The displays are bound to impress – with cars climbing the walls, bikes suspended from the ceiling and a train engine hovering from the mezzanine!
Interactive displays help you to find out everything you want to know about the collection.
The Street has been beautifully reconstructed with more shops open to visitors giving a fascinating insight into a typical Glasgow shopping street in the 1930s.
You can even climb into a subway carriage to see what travelling on the ‘Clockwork Orange’ would have been like back then.

Kelvin Harbour

The City’s new hub for on-river activities and services including a cross-river ferry service and Seaforce powerboat rides, Come down and enjoy all the Clyde has to offer.
Kelvin Harbour is located in tidal waters to the west face of the new Riverside Museum. Kelvin Harbour is intended for public use under the supervision of The Tall Ship. Mariners wishing to visit The Tall Ship are welcome to use Kelvin Harbour pontoons for free up to a maximum of four hours thereafter visiting vessel charges apply by prior appointment only, please see tariffs below.

Kelvin Harbour visitors are asked to call ahead on 0141 357 3699 before arrival for instructions. Berths available for small craft up to 9 meter please call for more details.

Slipways Users

The slipway is part of Kelvin Harbour and is located to the west face of the new Riverside Museum within their grounds and is intended for public use under the supervision of The Tall Ship. The slipway is suitable for craft up to 7 tons with draft of 2 metres or less and situated in tidal waters. Boat owners launching vessels may use Kelvin Harbour pontoons while they remove and collect vehicles and trailers. Jetskis are prohibited upstream of the Erskine bridge by Clydeport Authority and cannot use the slipway.

Kelvin Harbour and Slipway Tariffs

Visiting vessels:
Vessels up to 9m overall: £10 for 6 hours
Vessels up to 9m overall: £18 per 24 hours
Mariners with vessels over 9 metres please call for tariffs

Using Kelvin harbour Slipway
Launching vessels: £15 per vessel this covers launch and retrieval.

For all enquires please call The Tall Ship on 0141 357 3699

Kelvinhaugh Ferry

Berthed in Kelvin Harbour, you will discover Kelvinhaugh Ferry No.8.

Kelvinhaugh Ferry No.8 was built in 1954 and licensed to carry 144 passengers. These ferries played an essential role in the life of the average Clydesider. Many Glaswegians lived and worked on opposite sides of the river and until the 1960s, travel options for crossing the water were much more limited.

From 1980-1999 the ferry was in the care of the Forth and Clyde Canal Society, before being purchased by the Clyde Maritime Trust in 1999. Since then, the ferry has been lovingly restored to working order by our team of volunteers. If you would like to view the ferry, please call ahead to arrange an appointment with the Ship Manager, 0141 357 3699

Seaforce Fast Boat Rides

Seaforce fast powerboat rides have been voted amongst the most exciting things to do in Glasgow. Trips run from Kelvin Harbour, next to The Tall Ship and Riverside Museum, to the city centre, Erskine Bridge, Dumbarton Rock, Kilcreggan and beyond.

The service is professional and is delivered safely but in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It‘s all about having fun, after all!

Seaforce also provides maritime training courses, including safety training and is responsible for workboat services cover on the Clyde and further afield
Visit The Tall Ship and take a short powerboat trip for just £10 per person! (Children £5)
For more information please visit the Seaforce website at or call 0141 221 1070.

Fairfield Heritage Centre

Visit the fabulous Fairfield Heritage Centre and discover the story of Glasgow and the world͛s greatest ever shipyard.
The Grade A listed Fairfield Shipbuilding offices on Govan Road have now been restored in a £5.8 million project that provides a wonderful new heritage centre and contemporary office accommodation for design and digital technology companies. The heritage centre tells the story of shipbuilding on the Clyde over the last 150 years and Fairfield͛s illustrious role within this as the ͞
most notable private shipbuilding concern in the world͟. It is a truly fabulous visit and best of all its FREE. Open Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm.

The Govan Stones

Visit Govan Old Parish Church to discover their unique collection of early medieval carved stones, which date from the 9th – 11th centuries and commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde. The Govan Stones are one of Glasgow’s most important historical and cultural assets.

During 2012 a new project will bring significant improvements to the display and interpretation of this notable collection and aim to increase visitor numbers and public awareness.

The Clydeside Distillery

Situated in the old Pump House, which was built in 1877 on the historic Queen’s Dock, Clydeside Distillery offers visitors interactive whisky tours, alongside a whisky shop and café. Visitors can make their way through 140 years of history, brought to life through film, pictures and words, as part of self-led or guided tours.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is a great family attraction that presents science and technology in unique and inspiring ways. Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions. It has lots of activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained for hours. There are two acres of interactive exhibits, workshops, shows, activities, a planetarium and an IMAX cinema. www.glasgowsciencecentre.orgGLA