Category Archives: Riverside Museum

Sail away

The celebrations and endless action-packed days may be over. But don’t let that stop you from soaking up the remaining sunshine and sailing away. Because who needs sand and sea when you can have your own adventure on a ship in the comfort of this great city.

Tall Ship at Riverside Museum in GlasgowI explored the Riverside Museum many times before but I’d always overlooked the Tall Ship parked out back. How or why – well I’m not too sure. But the main thing is I finally got on-board.

Yes the weather is getting a little more crisp but don’t let that stop you. Wrap up and discover all the nooks and crannies. There are many.

Swab the deck and soak up the sun

From the captains quarters – complete with very cute tub – to swabbing the deck and investigating the inner bowels of the boat, it’s all pretty amazing.

And if you meet the pirate your dreams, you can even get married on the ship. Marvellous!

On a clear blue day the view from the upper deck is nothing short of mesmerising. Oh – and it’s all free. Or if you make a small donation, you get a guide all about the Ship.

So go on, have ahoy of a time.

– T

Silent Sunday – 13 April

Travel the Riverside Museum’s road to wonder…

Double-decker tram at the Riversid Museum in Glasgow

Silent Sunday – 22 September

A bicycle built for deux awaits you at the Riverside Museum

Sidecar glory at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow@riversidemuseum

Bikes, battleships and beautiful frocks

Double-decker tram at Riverside MuseumAdmittedly I don’t really want to go to the Riverside Transport Museum.  I have no interest in cars so they’ll be nothing for me there.    Or so I thought.

Dazzled by a double D…and a dress

Stepping through the doors I’m pleasantly surprised and instantly dazzled by the double-decker tram, swanky autos spanning every era and would you believe – beautiful frocks.

Audrey's Mini dress at Riverside MuseumFurther on I’m drawn in by the bright red mini and another spectacular mini – of the dress variety – worn by the equally sensational Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road.

There are cars of every shape,  size and style, giant steam engines and an alluring wall of motorbikes.  Even if, like me, you’re not into this sort of thing, bet you’re still impressed.

 

No hill too steep with people power

Or if you prefer people power, there’s no better way to peddle around than on a bicycle built for….four!Bicycle built for four!

Along my road to discovery I explore the original Glasgow underground, admire a mighty impressive battleship replica and manage to find the perfect way for me and the Mr to get around – of course he gets the sidecar.

My new wheels - sidecar gloryThe transport museum is a fab free day out that lets you wander your way through time and learn a lot in a truly enjoyable way.

So hit the road, get on your bike, and sail away.  How you get there doesn’t really matter, but do check out the exceptional Transport Museum.

– T