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Riverside Museum open!

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Riverside Museum is now open to the public. It’s been an exciting five years working on the project and great to see it all finally come together. It’s been a while since I posted a Conservation update, however the last few months were busy moving buildings and getting everything installed. Why not come on down and see the results for yourselves.

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Written by Rebecca Jackson

July 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

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Picture of the week

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Here’s an attempt to uphold Iona’s tradition of picture of the week. This is the car show room at the Museum of Transport, the majority of cars have gone and the wrapped items are bicycles waiting to be transported to the Riverside Museum.

Written by Rebecca Jackson

March 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Robbie Coltrane’s Jeep to come to Riverside Museum

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We’re delighted that Robbie Coltrane’s 1988 Chrysler Jeep is going to be one of the objects at Riverside. Here’s a picture of the actor with his Jeep following its conservation at the Museum of Transport in Kelvin Hall.

Actor Robbie Coltrane has donated his Jeep to Glasgow's new Riverside Museum.

Robbie is also a Trustee of the Riverside Museum Appeal, so it was great to see his donation attract so much publicity. Follow the links to read the Daily Record article, or to listen to the Clyde One interview.

The Riverside Museum Appeal has now raised £4million, and in these last few months of the project it’s making a final push to reach its £5m target. You can help by donating online at www.riversideappeal.org or, to make a £5 donation, text “Riverside” to 70700. All donations will be permanently recognised in the new museum.

Tall Ship Glenlee celebrates reopening with its annual Christmas fair

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The Tall Ship Glenlee is preparing to celebrate her reopening with a Christmas Fair. The Tall Ship will lower her gangways to the public this weekend, 27th and 28th of November, for the first time since her three-month renovation.

It’ll be your first opportunity to see the renovated ship. The recent work includes a new education space, the expansion of the rear deckhouse and new toilet facilities.

Visitors this weekend will also be able to take part in the Glenlee’s annual Christmas Gift Fair, with stalls selling Christmas gifts, hand-made cards and decorations, jewellery, ceramics, stocking fillers and luxury items. There’ll also be a special visit from Santa. The weekend event runs from 11am until 4pm, both days, and entry is free.

The Glenlee will remain open until February 2011, when she’ll be prepared for her short move downstream to her new home outside the Riverside Musuem.

Written by Colin Campbell

November 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

Picture of the Week – A Window on Riverside

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This week’s Picture of the Week is an abstract shot taken of the north side of the Riverside Museum on a recent clear night. It shows the light from the interior of the museum escaping from a ventilated window.

The Riverside Museum building is clad in a reflective material which interacts with the changing light around it. When finished, the building will take on an ever-changing appearance dependent on the weather, the seasons and the time of day. This shot shows it reflecting the red hues of the evening city lights.

Written by ionashepherd

October 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Museum Diary – now that we’re closed

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An update from the Riverside project.

Museum Diary - now that we're closed A lot’s been happening in the Museum of Transport since it closed last month. The famous Kelvin Street, our re-created 1930s street, has been emptied of its vehicles, street lights, post box, signs and telephone box. Even a few cobbles. The shop windows have been emptied; the cameras, chemist’s jars, old irons, hunks of cheese, comics and mod … Read More

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Written by Colin Campbell

June 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

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Kelvin Street – Demolition

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Kelvin Street’s Post Office and Chemist shop have now been demolished.

Written by david_scott

May 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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