Located on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow's award-winning Riverside Museum is packed with fascinating and interactive exhibits. The museum highlights Glasgow’s rich past and houses over 3,000 objects. Designed by much-acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid, the building that the museum is housed in is by itself famous and has been dubbed 'Glasgow's Guggenheim'. The Riverside Museum is separated into themed displays, such as Transport & Leisure, Looks & Fashion, Made in Scotland, The River Clyde, Streets, Disasters & Crashes, Getting There, Cutting Edge- Past, Present & Future and Crossing the World. Inside the museums, visitors will find a variety of exhibits from Glasgow’s former Transport Museum, featuring vintage cars, locomotives, model ships, as well as many new additions. A reconstruction of a 1938 Glasgow street is one of the museum’s new additions and the Tall Ship; the Glenlee is also a new addition and one of the highlights of the Riverside Museum.
Monday to Thursday and Saturday: 10am–5pm Friday and Sunday: 11am–5pm
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Tall Ship, the Streets
Although finding prayer facilities at the Riverside Museum will not be possible, Muslim visitors will be able to locate a couple of mosques and Islamic Centers in the city of Glasgow, due to the sizeable population of Muslims residing in the city. The Glasgow Central Mosque, Madrasa Taleem-Ul-Islam, Al-Furqan Mosque and Jamia Islamia are a few of the several mosques in Glasgow.
Visitors can enjoy incredible food and magnificent views of the River Clyde and The Tall Ship from the Café at Riverside Museum. Although the food served here will not be Halal certified, Muslim visitors will definitely be able to dine on vegetarian and seafood dishes. Also, those looking specifically for Halal certified food will be able to find several Halal restaurants in Glasgow without a problem.