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Visit the new Riverside Museum for FREE and experience the wonder of Glasgow's industrial heritage in this striking building designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting on the banks of the River Clyde. This profile is monitored regularly and we will answer enquiries within 24 hours, if you would like a more immediate response please call our central switchboard during office hours on 0141 287 4350. By commenting on a Glasgow Life profile you are indicating that you have read, understand and agree to abide by the House Rules. These can be viewed at http://www.glasgow-life.net/customer-involvement/social/Pages/Social-Media-House-Rules.aspx.

How did #Movember go? This very well trimmed moustache in here belongs to our colleague John at the end of the month. We...
30/11/2019

How did #Movember go? This very well trimmed moustache in here belongs to our colleague John at the end of the month. Well done to everyone taking part in Movember!

Another very interesting article covering the launch of Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A History and Complete Illust...
29/11/2019
The magic of ship models: New catalogue charts the Glasgow Museums collection

Another very interesting article covering the launch of Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue few week ago.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/18038972.ship-models-new-catalogue-charts-glasgow-museums-collection/

CURATOR Emily Malcolm leads the way through a rabbit warren of corridors at the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. The facility, on the south side of…

Looking for gift ideas for the ship enthusiast in your family? Look no more! Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A Histor...
27/11/2019

Looking for gift ideas for the ship enthusiast in your family? Look no more! Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue is here.
The book is available to buy at the museum, bookshops and from our distributor BookSource ([email protected])

The Tall Ship at Riverside
26/11/2019

The Tall Ship at Riverside

Be sure to visit The Tall Ship and see our new exhibition, "The Last Voyage of the Islamount". It tells the story of one of the most ambitious and dramatic voyages our ship undertook, and the last while known as "Islamount". #thetallship #glasgow #exhibition #thingstodoinglasgow #maritimehistory

Look at this horseshoe moustache! The owner of such distinguished facial hair is David Jones, designer of the ‘Jones’ Go...
26/11/2019

Look at this horseshoe moustache! The owner of such distinguished facial hair is David Jones, designer of the ‘Jones’ Good Locomotive on display here at the Riverside. You can see this portrait at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. #Movember

We're the best! It's official!  We are delighted to be placed numbers 1 & 2 in the Glasgow's top 10 tourist attractions ...
25/11/2019

We're the best! It's official! We are delighted to be placed numbers 1 & 2 in the Glasgow's top 10 tourist attractions as voted by our visitors themselves! But which one of our fabulous museums is your favourite? https://bit.ly/2OGatjA

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
24/11/2019

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

This pendant of Herbert Kitchener was made during the second Boer War. He might have believed that a well grown, groomed moustache would put fear in the foe and inspire his troops! #Movember

How do you imagine soldiers in conflict situation took care of their moustaches?

Pendant, Africa, 1899-1902. Look out for this pendant on display next time you're in Riverside Museum.

Our new display is open to the public! https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/news/james-watt-bicentennial-display-opens-at-rive...
23/11/2019
James Watt bicentennial display opens at Riverside Museum — Glasgow Life

Our new display is open to the public!

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/news/james-watt-bicentennial-display-opens-at-riverside-museum

Riverside Museum, Glasgow has unveiled a new display inspired by the achievements of one of Scotland’s most influential inventors, James Watt. Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency, sponsored by Aggreko, considers James Watt’s pioneering spirit and his legacy in a modern-day context, w...

It looks like you needed a grand moustache in order to ride a penny farthing back in the 19th century. Here you can see ...
23/11/2019

It looks like you needed a grand moustache in order to ride a penny farthing back in the 19th century. Here you can see two gentlemen sporting some wonderful moustaches. Does yours look anything like these yet? #Movember #Moustache

Here you have a very interesting video of Emily Malcolm, the new Glasgow Museums' Ship Model catalogue’s lead author and...
22/11/2019
VIDEO: New book catalogues Glasgow Museums' vast collection of model ships - Sunday Post

Here you have a very interesting video of Emily Malcolm, the new Glasgow Museums' Ship Model catalogue’s lead author and curator of Glasgow Museums’ ship model collection, talking about the beautiful HMS Argyll model on display here at the Riverside.

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/video-new-book-catalogues-glasgow-museums-vast-array-of-model-ships/

Glasgow Museums' vast collection of model ships has fascinated visitors of all generations, and safeguarded mementos of the glory days of Clyde shipbuilding.

Last chance to see our #CharacterCar this weekend! Come and see Bond's replica Aston Martin DB5 car and why not have a l...
22/11/2019

Last chance to see our #CharacterCar this weekend! Come and see Bond's replica Aston Martin DB5 car and why not have a look at this Sunbeam Talbot motor car featured in Ian Fleming's Live And Let Die novel, where Commander Strangways gives it to Bond. #BondCar

If you have visited us you probably have flicked through some of our interactive 360 pictures in the big touchscreens. B...
21/11/2019

If you have visited us you probably have flicked through some of our interactive 360 pictures in the big touchscreens. But have you ever considered how these pictures are taken? A big white studio is built at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and the vehicle - in this case our Ford Granada in 2010 - is placed in a turntable so it is easily turned around to capture the inside and outside of the vehicle with the best lightning possible. #ThrowbackThursday #MuseumSecrets #BehindTheScenes #tbt

The Riverside Museum has unveiled a new display today inspired by the achievements of one of Scotland’s most influential...
20/11/2019

The Riverside Museum has unveiled a new display today inspired by the achievements of one of Scotland’s most influential inventors, James Watt. Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency, sponsored by Aggreko, considers James Watt’s pioneering spirit and his legacy in a modern-day context, where the desire to be increasingly energy efficient to combat climate change is ever-present.

Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency connects today’s global pressing need for renewable energies and inventions that reduce our reliance on finite fuels with James Watt’s inventions, which saved large amounts of fossil fuels.

The centrepieces are a Tesla Model S P85+ and a rare Honda Insight Mk1 from 2000.

#GoGreen #Sustainable #ElectricCars

Authors Emily Malcolm and Michael R Harrison were among the many people celebrating the launch of our new publication Gl...
19/11/2019

Authors Emily Malcolm and Michael R Harrison were among the many people celebrating the launch of our new publication Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue at Riverside Museum last Wednesday.

The book includes a description and stunning images that reveal exquisite detail of each of the 676 models or model groups in Glasgow Museums’ collection. Together with newly researched and in-depth chapters about the making and history of models and fascinating historic photographs of exhibitions, model makers and model workshops from a period spanning 150 years.

The book is available to buy at the museum, in good bookshops and from our distributor BookSource ([email protected]).

Cars that appeared in James Bond movies are amazing but did you know that the RMS Queen Elizabeth made an appearance in ...
19/11/2019

Cars that appeared in James Bond movies are amazing but did you know that the RMS Queen Elizabeth made an appearance in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), with Roger Moore, as wrecked and partially sunken ocean liner in Hong Kong Harbor which is being used as a secret base by British Intelligence. #BondCar #BondVehicle #CharacterCar

last week to come an see this year's #CharacterCar. The stunning Aston Martin DB5 will be on display until the 25th Nove...
18/11/2019

last week to come an see this year's #CharacterCar. The stunning Aston Martin DB5 will be on display until the 25th November.
#AstonMartin #BondCar #007

Come to see our #CharacterCar Aston Martin DB5 and enjoy other Bond cars at the Riverside. Like this Rolls Royce Phantom...
16/11/2019

Come to see our #CharacterCar Aston Martin DB5 and enjoy other Bond cars at the Riverside. Like this Rolls Royce Phantom similar to the one that Goldfinger owns in the 1964 namesake movie. #BondCar

** We need your help! **We have joined Green Tourism in a bid to become a more #SustainableMuseum. We already have some ...
16/11/2019
Promoting sustainable business tourism | Green Tourism - Green Tourism

** We need your help! **
We have joined Green Tourism in a bid to become a more #SustainableMuseum. We already have some things in place - like electric car charging points - but what do you think we could do to improve our services and reduce our carbon footprint?
#OurGreenJourney #GoGreen
https://www.green-tourism.com/pages/home

Green Tourism is the certification program that provides a framework to achieve a sustainable business in the tourism industry for marketing advantage.

Can your moustache compete with the Verdi style beard and moustache combo that this 19th century PS Grenadier figurehead...
15/11/2019

Can your moustache compete with the Verdi style beard and moustache combo that this 19th century PS Grenadier figurehead is sporting? Come and take a Movember selfie with him to compare and contarst. #Movember #MovemberSelfie #Moustache

Glasgow is renowned throughout the world as a centre for shipbuilding, reflected in the city’s internationally significa...
14/11/2019

Glasgow is renowned throughout the world as a centre for shipbuilding, reflected in the city’s internationally significant collection of ship models, cared for by Glasgow Museums. A new book Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models – A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue is the first fully illustrated record of all 676 ship models held in Glasgow Museums collection. This definitive work, which took over a decade to compile, was launched yesterday on the eve of the UK Maritime Heritage Forum, being held at Riverside Museum on 14 and 15 November.

The book includes a description and stunning images that reveal exquisite detail of each of the 676 models or model groups in Glasgow Museums’ collection. Together with newly researched and in-depth chapters about the making and history of models and fascinating historic photographs of exhibitions, model makers and model workshops from a period spanning 150 years.

The catalogue is available to buy at Riverside Museum but can also be ordered from: www.booksource.net

Our new display is taking shape. Here a sneak peek of what's to come. Can you have a guess at the theme of the new displ...
14/11/2019

Our new display is taking shape. Here a sneak peek of what's to come. Can you have a guess at the theme of the new display?
Opening next week! #gogreen #newdisplay #museumsecrets #behindthescenes

You can find this #MysteryObject in our 1930s cinema. What is it? #MuseumArtifacts #Accessibility
12/11/2019

You can find this #MysteryObject in our 1930s cinema. What is it? #MuseumArtifacts #Accessibility

When you come to see our Aston Martin DB5 this month, don't forget looking at other cars that also appeared in Bond movi...
11/11/2019

When you come to see our Aston Martin DB5 this month, don't forget looking at other cars that also appeared in Bond movies. Like our Porsche 911 Turbo that can be seen briefly in the opening sequence of Die Another Day before it is destroyed in an explosion #CharacterCar #BondCar

Look at this beauty! You've got until the 25th November to come and see this Aston Martin DB5, James Bond's favourite ca...
10/11/2019

Look at this beauty! You've got until the 25th November to come and see this Aston Martin DB5, James Bond's favourite car.
#AstonMartin #BondCar #CharacterCar

There is more to James Bond than Aston Martins. Believe it or not, a Ford Anglia was the first vehicle to feature in any...
09/11/2019

There is more to James Bond than Aston Martins. Believe it or not, a Ford Anglia was the first vehicle to feature in any Bond film. Stragways, played by Timothy Moxon, gets shot by the Three Blind Mice in one at the beginning of Dr. No. #BondCar #CharacterCar #AstonMartinDB5

This picture was taken in March 1891 when the excavation for the Glasgow subway tunnels started. Look at these tunnel wo...
07/11/2019

This picture was taken in March 1891 when the excavation for the Glasgow subway tunnels started. Look at these tunnel workers sporting such a wide variety of moustaches! Chevrons, cowboys, walruses... How is yours coming along? #Movember #tbt

RSPB: NATURE CRAFTERNOONSEvery Friday in October & November, 12-4pm.Take part in a simple craft activity to help bring w...
06/11/2019

RSPB: NATURE CRAFTERNOONS
Every Friday in October & November, 12-4pm.
Take part in a simple craft activity to help bring wildlife into your local park or garden. From apple bird feeders to bug hotels. FREE.
Activities will take place inside the museum.

James Bond doesn't only drive fancy cars like the Aston Martin DB5 on display right now at the Riverside. In 1981 For Yo...
06/11/2019

James Bond doesn't only drive fancy cars like the Aston Martin DB5 on display right now at the Riverside. In 1981 For Your Eyes Only, James Bond and Melina Havenlock are forced to make an escape through the winding roads in her Citroën 2CV6 after some thugs destroy his Lotus Esprit. At one point the bright yellow 2CV is on its side, and is righted by hand with the help of some villagers. #CharacterCar #BondCar

05/11/2019
Aston Martin press release

Watch what goes on #BehindTheScenes during the press release and setting up of our #CharacterCar in this time lapse video.
#MuseumSecrets #BondCar #AstonMartin #TimeLapse

#OnThisDay in 1906 SOS became the recognised international distress signal. The pattern ...---... in Morse code was simp...
03/11/2019

#OnThisDay in 1906 SOS became the recognised international distress signal. The pattern ...---... in Morse code was simple and immediately recognizable.
In the picture there is an can of pressurised air with a horn attachment for signalling distress in Morse.

This year's #CharacterCar is not the only Bond car in display at the museum. A Bentley 3.5 litre motor car like this one...
03/11/2019

This year's #CharacterCar is not the only Bond car in display at the museum. A Bentley 3.5 litre motor car like this one made a brief appearance in From Russia With Love driven by Sean Connery. Bond answers his car phone while having a picnic with Sylvia Trench. #007 #BondCar

02/11/2019
car wall changes

There has been some movement in our car wall! Our 1952 Triumph Mayflower has come off and will be going into storage; our 1977 Chrysler Sunbeam has been moved couple of places to the right; and our 1898 Benz Comfortable voiturette motor car has been added. Here you have a time lapse of the whole process. That's a lot of planning and work for our techs!
#MuseumSecrets #BehindTheScenes #MovingMuseumObjects #BackAndForthWithTheAmbulance #TimeLapse

Our #CharacterCar is here! A genuine Aston Martin DB5, the iconic car of James Bond, is on show here at Riverside Museum...
01/11/2019

Our #CharacterCar is here! A genuine Aston Martin DB5, the iconic car of James Bond, is on show here at Riverside Museum until 25 November 2019. The most well-known cinematic James Bond car first raced onto our screens, driven by smooth Scot Sean Connery, in Goldfinger (1964) and later appeared in a host of other Bond movies, including the most recent Spectre (2015). It is considered to be the quintessential vehicle of the character and in 2019, it was confirmed by Aston Martin that the car would feature in the next Bond film, No Time To Die, to be released in April 2020.

#AstonMartin #FamousVehicles #BondJamesBond

Image copyright: www.matthowell.co.uk

#Movember starts today and to celebrate and encourage all of you to grow your facial hair and support a charitable cause...
01/11/2019

#Movember starts today and to celebrate and encourage all of you to grow your facial hair and support a charitable cause, we are going to share the best moustaches at the museum. Starting with this belter of a moustache belonging to Sir Thomas J Lipton, founder of Lipton teas, who lost the yacht-race America's Cup no less than four time and became the best loser of the competition thanks to his sporting spirit and good humour.
Picture is a detail of an ink on paper caricature of Sir Thomas Lipton called "There's Many a Slip Between the Cup and the Lip'ton".
#Moustache #Movember

🎃 Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃 Did you know that there has been several ghost sightings here at the museum? 👻👻 Tell us yo...
31/10/2019

🎃 Happy Halloween everyone! 🎃 Did you know that there has been several ghost sightings here at the museum? 👻👻 Tell us your ghost stories, we love a scary story! And keep warm and safe when guising out there tonight!

30/10/2019
The Tall Ship at Riverside

Our neighbours at The Tall Ship started their winter opening hours yesterday. 10am-4pm, with last admission at 3.30pm.

As of today, The Tall Ship is now operating on winter opening hours. This means the ship will be open 10.00am-4.00pm, with last admission at 3.30pm.

Our next #MysteryObject is a tool used in shipbuilding. If you look closely, you can see that it says pitchometer on it,...
30/10/2019

Our next #MysteryObject is a tool used in shipbuilding. If you look closely, you can see that it says pitchometer on it, but could you tell me - without cheating 😉 - what a pitchometer is and what is it used for? #MuseumArtifacts #Shipbuilding

Look at these amazing creations! We were recycling used tea bags and turning them into colourful bookmarks during our ad...
29/10/2019

Look at these amazing creations! We were recycling used tea bags and turning them into colourful bookmarks during our adult mindful Creative Minds: Arts and Crafts workshop last Sunday. If you would like to come along, relax and engage in a creative activity check our webpage or brochure for more information: https://bit.ly/34bn8Rx
We still have places left for Transport Shapes and Colours Inspired Plant Pots in February.

This is our Lambretta Mk II 150 LD Scooter that although it hasn't appeared in TV - just yet - it is owned by Alex Kapra...
28/10/2019

This is our Lambretta Mk II 150 LD Scooter that although it hasn't appeared in TV - just yet - it is owned by Alex Kapranos, lead singer and guitarist of Franz Ferdinand. #FamousVehicles #FamousOwners #CharacterCar #Countdown

The Where's Wally Big Museum Hunt is over at the Riverside. We are going to miss our stripy companion although sometimes...
28/10/2019

The Where's Wally Big Museum Hunt is over at the Riverside. We are going to miss our stripy companion although sometimes even us struggled to find him! 😜 😂
Thank you Kids in Museums and Walker Books, it has been so much fun!
#WallyBigMuseumHunt

Today is your last chance to look for Wally. Be as enthusiastic as these lovely ladies that pop by yesterday to look for...
27/10/2019

Today is your last chance to look for Wally. Be as enthusiastic as these lovely ladies that pop by yesterday to look for Wally while on a Glasgow hen do! Congratulations to the bride on her big day!
#WallyBigMuseumHunt #HenDo #OurCraigIsThereAmongTheWallys

Address

Pointhouse Pl
Glasgow
G2 7

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

0141 287 2720

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