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Location of the Glasgow Museum of Transport. It was the European Museum of the Year Award winner in 2013. The notable collections of the museum includes the oldest surviving pedal cycle, and the worlds largest collection of Scottish built cars and trucks.

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Govan Old Parish Church

Govan Old Parish Church

0.43km from Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)

Govan Old Parish Church was the parish church of Govan district from 6th century untill 2007. The church is no longer used for regular sunday services but it still has daily morning services and open for visitors in the afternoon. The church has an internationally significant collection of early medieval sculpture known as Govan Stones.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

1.05km from Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. The museum has 22 galleries that showcases a range of exhibits including Renaissance art, taxidermy and artifacts from ancient Egypt. It has one of the most notable collection of arms and armour in the world.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

1.06km from Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)

Glasgow Science Centre displays interactive exhibits that demonstrate scientific principles. It also consists of a Science Show Theatre and a Planetarium. Glasgow Science Centre is one of the most popular paid visitor attractions in Scotland.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

1.38km from Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest museum in Scotland. The museum is owned by the University of Glasgow, and is named after William Hunter, an anatomist and collector. The museum and the gallery currently houses Hunterian Museum, Zoology Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery, and the Mackintosh House- a modern concrete building, part of the gallery-library complex.

Finnieston Crane

Finnieston Crane

1.56km from Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)

The Finnieston Crane is a giant cantilever crane that is no longer operational. The crane was commissioned in 1928 and was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world. The Finnieston Crane is one of the four such cranes on the River Clyde and one of the the only eleven giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

1.87km from Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museum of Transport)

Glasgow Botanic Gardens features several glassouses, the most notable of which is the Kibble Palace- a 19th-century wrought iron-framed glasshouse, covering 2137 m2. Some of the ferns living in the Kibble Palace are over 120 years old. The gardens notable has a veriety of temperate and tropical flora, a herb garden, UK's national collection of tree ferns, a rose garden among many other gardens and plants.

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