Thursday, 23 June 2011

Riverside Museum of Transport Part 1

Yesterday we went to the the Riverside Museum of Transport in Glasgow which has just reopened to the public.
We've been to the Museum of Transport before when it was in Glasgows Westend (see here), but it was nice to see the some of the changes in its new location the Clyde waterfront.
The Riverside Museum of Transport from the outside.
And this is what it looks like from the inside. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid (1950-), the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in 30 years.  I really liked how the building blended in with the surroundings on the river front.
D took so many photographs, so here are some of them.  I hope you enjoy looking at them.
This van's design is inspired by the colourful truck art you find in Pakistani cities...but it has a Scottish twist.

The van was part of Glasgow's 1997 'Salaam Festival of Islamic Culture and Art'.  For the festival, artist Afshan Abid came over from Pakistan to help Glasgow art students decorate this van Karachi-style.  In Pakistan, you can see truck art on everything from horse-drawn carts to lorries and buses.
 Art of skateboards.
 This was the inside of a Faslane Caravan.  To see the outside of the Caravan follow here.
There were a lot of bikes. 
'Let Glasgow Flourish'.
I noted a number of the shops from the original Museum of Transport were missing, such as the Grocers.
I have a lot more photographs so if you interested, please see the next blog post; and if your interested in reading more about the opening of the Riverside Museum, follow here.


  1. Great pictures. Looks a great day out for anyone living or visiting Glasgow.

  2. Thank you Karen.
    Its also a good place to go if you want to keep out of the rain, and there has been a lot of rain here lately :)

  3. I read about this museum in the Sunday papers a couple of weeks ago and am looking forward to seeing it when I'm up in Glasgow in October.

  4. Thanks Just Gai.
    Its certainly worth going too.

  5. I will have to show my Glaswegian husband this post, he'll probably cry.

  6. Thanks Chilean Woman.
    Pleased to share anything that reminds fellow readers of home :)
    I hope your keeping well.


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