The River Clyde has long been the city's main artery, first as a trading route and later as the place where massive shipyards built everything from warships to ocean liners. The cranes can still be seen today, although the former industrial area has been transformed into a desirable destination for locals and visitors alike. The Riverside Museum commemorates the great days of shipbuilding, while the Scottish Exhibition Centre and the Glasgow Science Centre, facing one another across the river, proclaim new times.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Riverside Museum: Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel
Designed by Zaha Hadid to celebrate the area's industrial heritage, this huge metal structure with curving walls echoes the covered…Learn More >
Tall Ship at Riverside
Built in 1896, this fine tall sailing ship now sits on the River Clyde immediately behind the Riverside Museum. The…Learn More >
Glasgow Science Centre
Fun and engaging, this museum for children has three floors packed with games, experiments, and hands-on machines from pendulums to…Learn More >