Even though I’m through in Glasgow quite often, The Riverside Museum has never been on my list of things to do in the city. Well, that was true until last week when we decided to go to Glasgow for the day with our Nephew. We were looking for something that would keep an energetic two year old happy, wouldn’t cost too much and was wheelchair accessible. The Riverside Museum seemed to be a good option and we weren’t disappointed.
We also met Clyde who was the official mascot of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Riverside Museum opened in 2011 after it replaced the old Transport Museum. The building is modern with plenty of space between each display making it easy to move around in a wheelchair. It’s free entry to the Museum, but there is a donations box at the entrance if you want to give a donation.
The displays spread over two floors that are accessible by lift. I was shocked to see that some of the displays such as the trains have mini-lifts that give wheelchair access to viewing level. I thought this was great as I’ve never actually seen anything like this in museums before.
There are accessible toilets on both floors of the Museum. Unfortunately, the ground floor toilet was out of order and I believe it is a larger toilet with an adult changing table. The accessible toilet on the 1st floor was absolutely fine with plenty of wheelchair turning space.
We spent a few hours looking around and enjoyed some cakes in the cafe. The cookies were the size of my hand.
The Riverside Museum is definitely somewhere I would recommend for having good wheelchair accessibility and we all had a fun day. We didn’t get a chance to go outside to see The Tallship as we ran out of time, but there is always next time.
Have you been to The Riverside Museum? What is your favourite wheelchair accessible attraction in Glasgow?
Main image: [Courtesy of www.flotilla2014.org.uk]