Monday, 10 November 2014

Riverside Museum Glasgow

Glasgow Tower in the distance

While we were in Scotland in October we spent the day in Glasgow. We visited the Riverside Museum which is situated on the river Clyde. The museum is full of different types of transport from trams, trains, cars, bikes and many others. It also informs the public a bit about Glasgow from the past. It has a cobbled street, some of the old shops which you can go in and a screen that gives information about the place.

Alessio enjoyed himself a lot, outside there is a tall ship which you can go on and see below the deck. There are also great views, you can see the Glasgow tower which we then went on to visit afterwards. The museum last year (2013) had the accolade of being the winner of the European Museum of the year. Also which can be important when visiting a museum it is free to get in, as some museum charge quite a lot for an entrance fee!

The actual building was designed by Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect, she has also designed the BMW Building in Leipzig, the Guangzhou Opera House and Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi among the many.

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