Riverside Museum

We are spoilt for choice here in Scotland for interesting museums to visit during the summer holidays. Last week we travelled to Glasgow to visit the Riverside Museum otherwise known as Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel:



Housed in an iconic building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the dynamic new Riverside Museum displays Glasgow’s rich industrial heritage, which stems from the River Clyde. There are loads of interesting cars, bicycles, trains and boats to keep even the most jaded 10 year old excited.Last Friday, the Booths also braved the crowds (and the T Rex!) to visit The National Museum of Scotlandin Edinburgh on opening day. Apparently 21,997 other people also had the same idea!

 


The museum has been closed while sixteen new galleries have been created and the end result is truly stunning. Here is one of my favourite photos from their website - how much fun would it have been to wrap up an elephant?

photos from the National Museums website