This is a big, interesting museum - one of the most popular transport museums in the British Isles.
There is so much to explore here, with many angles on the concept of transport. My favourite pieces included a decorated caravan used by a peaceful protest group to house several people and a traditionally painted van from India, telling a visual story.
Also there is a small mockup of a high street set in the wartime, including a cinema showing short films/documentaries from the era.
A real joy to visit, wholeheartedly recommended.
The Transport Museum Is a great place to visit and one of the best things about it is that it is absolutely FREE!!!
It has a great full scale early 20th century street with a cinema and subway station.
The museum also has a fabulous model boat collection with clyde built ships including the QE2.
The museum of Transport is musuem as the name sujests is a museum showing the different forms of transport Glasgow has used over the years and how they have changed. There is everything from bikes to trams and even boats. This is a must and it is free and is across the street from the main Museum and art Gallery
Glasgow Transport Museum, it's a great place to spend a day, and it has things for all age groups.
The museum is part of the Kelvin Hall Sports Complex, however rumours abound of it being rehoused down near the riverside in more suitable premises. On display are forms of just about every type of transport ever seen, including some temporary displays for items such as a model of a Spitfire aeroplane. All the displays are within touching distance and excellent pictures can be taken alongside them, some of them, such as the trams and trains can be accessed at much closer range. There are also remarkable cars from every age and even older horse drawn carriages. On the first floor there is a large model ship room, this not only depicts what Glasgow was once like in industrious terms but also the importance it has played to the world in terms of transport. My favourite display/section however, is the 1930's street scene, a darkened street appears and suddenly you have the shops from that era, with cars parked on a cobble stone road, a replica underground station shows the original Glasgow Underground System, and there is also a mini cinema with films being shown depicting Glasgow as it was, as it is now and in some cases what the planners would like it to be like. A great day out.
Glasgow has a tradition of being an Engineering city. The Transport Museum is a snapshot of what that means. You can sit in cars, trams, buses & trains.
Also make sure that you take into account The Rotunda area. There you will find the last fantastic crane that used to lift the locomotive which where shipped out from Glasgow Engineering Works - worldwide. Some years there are ceremonial burnings of a straw replica of the last locomotive.
Around The Rotunda there are restraunts based on original architectural designs.
Contains so many different forms of transport - all kinds and ages of cars, bicycles, motorbike, old buses and Glasgow trams and a special exhibit of model ships in honour fo Glasgow strong shipbuilding tradition. There is also a cool replica of Kelvin Street in 1938 with shop fronts and a working cinema. I could have spent longer here but was trying to fit a lot into one day.
You should definately give yourself time to visit the Glasgow Museum of Transportation. I thought it was well worth the visit. Also, if you're looking to shop, head over to the local mall, I found it very nicely designed inside.
In the Glasgow Transport Museum one can see the story of transport by land and sea.Here is the oldest surviving pedal cycle,a collection of locomotives,toy cars,ship models...
the museum is full of old things relating to glasgow , it also has a street scene from the 1940's that the kids and adults can walk along