Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Two geeky engineers in Glasgow, a rather grey day in Glasgow = a trip to the Riverside Museum. Which unsurprisingly is on the river. Approximately a 10 minute walk from my flat (aka I live next door.) I always call it the transport museum as that ultimately is what the museum is about. The museum is free to enter and very popular with all the kids on holiday.

You can also visit the beach! Just ignore the fact there is no sun, idyllic blue sea and smell of sunscreen.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

There is a fascinating exhibition on about the Para-Sport Tandem cyclists (Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston), who competed and won Gold at last year’s Commonwealth Games. The thinness of the wheels was impressive, looking at the bike you can tell it’s very light.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Wandering around you are faced with anything and everything. A supposed high street of Glasgow way back when.

Riverside Museum

Complete with pub that allegedly females wouldn’t have been allowed into.

Riverside Museum

The original subway design.

Riverside Museum

A bike that looks as terrifying as it does fun, perfect for double dates!

Riverside Museum

Geeky plane bits, that make my inner engineer way too happy.

Riverside Museum

Bikes and cars line the walls and ceilings.

Riverside Museum

A glider designed by Otto Lilinethal, not related to the Otto Cycle which I spent way too long studying in thermodynamics.

Riverside Museum

3D drawings still give me nightmares having attempted to render them (badly), from CAD software.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Outside you will find The Tall Ship, which has a small fee to enter and tour around.

Riverside Museum

A slightly different view of the Clyde to what I see out my window.

Riverside Museum