Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters.
Over the last few blog posts we’ve been sharing some really interesting days out, places and attractions that you maybe thought weren’t accessible enough for your mobility scooter. Today we’re heading over to the Scottish western lowlands of Glasgow, to the Riverside Museum.
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past. From its days as a maritime powerhouse right through to Glasgow life in the mid-20th Century, there’s something for all ages and interests. You’ll be able to take a look at skateboards, locomotives, prams, vintage cars and so much more!
Here are a few highlights of what you definitely shouldn’t miss whilst you’re there:
The latest additions to the award-winning Riverside Museum are their new interactive experiences, new and imaginative ways of displaying their impressive collections.
The Riverside Museum now has over 90 large touch screen panels full of images, memories and films that tell their own incredible story of each individual object. Interactive streets will guide you down to the ‘shops’ that date back from 1895 to the 1980’s – including an Edwardian photography studio, a 1930’s Italian Café and a 1960’s garage.
All the different displays at the museum are grouped together by theme – to make sure you get the most out of the objects and their stories. You’ll find:
- The River Clyde
- Transport & Leisure
- Made in Scotland
- Looks & Fashion
- Crossing the World
- Cutting Edge – Past, Present and Future
- Disasters & Crashes
- Getting There
The Riverside Museum has received many great reviews for accessibility. Throughout the displays the aisles are wide and there is plenty of space for you and your mobility scooter to move around freely. Accessibility has really been thought through at the museum exhibits – some of the exhibits have their own platform lifts enabling you to get up close and personal with the objects and their information panels. There’s even lifts to get up on to the railway locomotives so you can experience the view of the drivers first hand!
In terms of parking there are dedicated blue badge parking bays close to the main entrance, or if you’re travelling by public transport there’s also a regular bus service from the city centre to the museum.
Through the museum there are a number of fully accessible, spacious WC’s. The café is also roomy, so you can stop for a spot of lunch in-between all the discovering. Staff are always on hand at the Riverside Museum and are happy to help with anything you may need.
Entry to the museum is completely free, and all the information you need before going visiting can be found on the Riverside Museum website.
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