The Museum of Transport was one of the most popular museums of transport in the UK attracting half a million visitors a year. The museum has closed and will be rehoused in early spring 2011 at The Riverside Museum on the river Clyde. The new location has a wealth of history. It was a ferry crossing in the Middle Ages, and is regarded to be at the heart of Glasgow's industrial past. It is the site where the famous paddle steamer Waverley was built and launched.
The museum focuses on using vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow twist. You will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars, including world famous makes such as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.
The scope of their collection is impressive, featuring all forms of transport from horse-drawn vehicles to motorcycles, fire engines to caravans. There are are some 250 fascinating ship models, representing the gigantic contribution of the River Clyde and its shipbuilders to the world of maritime trade. There was even a little subway and street with a real cinema which sometimes played proper feature films.