Riverside Museum celebrates first birthday

22 Jun 2012

The Riverside Museum has been celebrating its first birthday this week with plans to expand the display space. Over 1.5m people have visited the museum since it opened.

Since it opened, the £74 million visitor attraction on the banks of the River Clyde has become the most popular in Glasgow, winning a host of awards.

Such has been the popularity of the dramatic structure that at times the car park has struggled to cope with demand.

But work has now started on creating more space for coaches and up to 200 additional cars.

To celebrate its birthday, the first major change to the displays in the building is underway.

Vehicles in the entrance hall, belonging to actor Robbie Coltrane, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos and Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill, are to be relocated.

The space will be filled with an exhibition celebrating Glasgow's role in hosting football matches for the Olympics.

The objects on display will change every six months as Glasgow gears up to hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Glasgow Life chairman Archie Graham said: "Riverside has been an outstanding success which has trebled the numbers going to see Glasgow's acclaimed transport collection."

The Riverside houses more than 3000 exhibits in more than 150 interactive displays.

Source: Evening Times - Riverside celebrates first birthday