Along the river, in Glasgow

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The new Riverside Museum is not going to be just another museum. It will not bore kids in school trips because it will have cool items such as a Lambretta LD150 scooter, donated by Franz Ferdinand’s lead singer, or a 1988 Chrysler Jeep from Robbie Coltrane.

The transport collection has been moved from the city’s transport museum, which was closed last year, to a modern building beside the river. The structure has been built by Zaha Hadid and it celebrates the leading role of Scotland in developing transport and technology.

From trams to trolleybuses and a complete archive of the scotish underground railway, which was third in the world when opened. To complete the collection the majestic ship Glenlee will be moored outside.

However, it is not all about transport. Three historic streets dating from as early as 1900 have been recreated for visitors to explore. The new riverside museum will be opened next week, on the 21st! For the best deals in Hotels in Glasgow visit Hotelopia!

Thursday 16 June 2011 23:42 | Published by | Categoriy: Hotelopia News,Interesting Stuff,events

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