UK Based Travel & Disabled Blogger

Search

A Wheelchair Accessible Visit to The Riverside Museum Glasgow

Even though I visit Glasgow frequently, I have never considered visiting the Riverside Museum before. However, last week, we decided to take our two-year-old nephew to Glasgow for the day. We were looking for an activity that would keep him entertained, wouldn’t cost too much, and was wheelchair accessible. The Riverside Museum seemed to be a good option, and we weren’t disappointed.

The Riverside Museum wheelchair access review simply emma

The Riverside Museum in Glasgow

The Riverside Museum opened in 2011, after replacing the old Transport Museum. The modern building features plenty of space between each display, providing easy access to move around in a wheelchair. Entry to the museum is free, but there is a donation box at the entrance for those who wish to make a contribution.

Wheelchair Accessibility at the Riverside Museum

The museum’s displays are located on two floors, which can be accessed via a lift. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that some of the exhibits, such as the trains, have small lifts that allow those in wheelchairs to access the viewing level. I thought this was fantastic, as I’ve never seen anything like it in other museums before.

Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum

Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum

Accessible Toilet

There are toilets accessible on both floors of the museum. Unfortunately, I found that the ground floor toilet was out of order during my visit. It was a larger toilet with an adult changing table. However, the accessible toilet on the first floor was available for use. It had plenty of space for wheelchair turning.

Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum

Cafe Restaurant

We spent a few hours looking around and enjoying some cakes in the cafe. The cookies were the size of my hand.

Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum Wheelchair accessible The Riverside Museum

The Riverside Museum is a great place to visit, especially if you need wheelchair accessibility. We had a lot of fun during our visit. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to see The Tallship outside because we ran out of time. But we hope to visit again soon!

Have you been to the Riverside Museum? What is your favourite wheelchair accessible attraction in Glasgow?

You might also enjoy

Edinburgh Castle Concerts: Disabled Access & Wheelchair Accessibility Review

Visiting The Japanese Garden at Cowden In A Wheelchair

Visiting V&A Dundee In A Wheelchair

Stirling Castle Wheelchair Accessible Review

Don’t miss a thing!

Follow me on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube’ | Pinterest

Main image: [Courtesy of www.flotilla2014.org.uk]

Sharing is caring!

Picture of Meet Emma

Meet Emma

Hello I’m Emma. My mission is to show you the possibilities of accessible travel through my travel guides, tips and reviews. I also share personal stories, live event reviews and more.

Like what I'm doing?
Search
Pink background with large purple text "2024 shortlisted". Small purple text says "The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100" #DisabilityPower100.

3 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.