Whenever a building has been designed by Iraqi-born star architect Zaha Hadid, it is destined to become an award-winning landmark that attracts maximum attention. The Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel set on the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, profits from a combined power: the magnetism exerted by a contemporary architectural shell of attested refinement and the veteran exhibits restored to enchant present and future crowds. The Riverside accommodates more than 3,000 objects that profoundly document the city’s transportation-linked past – maritime and otherwise.
A treasure chest of historical vehicles
On display is a captivating collection mirroring the types of vehicles used in the first half of the 20th century, such as massive locomotives, trams and prams, velocipedes, voiturettes and adorable vintage cars polished to a twinkling lustre. To intensify visitors’ experience of the exhibition, images, memories and films telling the enlightening stories behind the objects, are shown on around 90 large touch-screen panels. Displays are themed and clustered in order to ensure the most effective yield for everyone visiting.
Ship to shore: The Glenlee
For clients seeking a singular topical venue in which to hold meetings or corporate events, the Riverside Museum offers capacity for up to 1,000 guests for an ‘access all areas’ standing function. An expert-led exclusive guided tour of the collection is to be had for an additional fee.
The second most roomy outdoor event space in Glasgow, Events Square next to the main entrance allows for hosting of a plethora of functions ranging from music concerts to motor shows and rallies, sporting events as well as trade, fashion and award shows. It also represents a great platform for companies to showcase their latest products.
For catering indoors, an in-house provider offers a full range of services. For outdoors, clients are free to choose their own hospitality partner. AV and PA equipments are available along with technical aid plus services such as experienced photographers, DJs and music, flower arrangements, security services, dance floors …
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