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The Transport Museum was somewhere I used to go all the time with my Gran and Granda. Afterwards I’d always have a toffee donut in the cafe at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Things like these stick in the mind.

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I hadn’t been since the opening of the new ‘Riverside’ Museum, and thought it was probably about time to see what it was like.

The walk there was a bit bizarre, and not exactly the most picturesque… ┬áThere were definitely better ways to get there on foot, but the route suggested by both the museum and Subway’s website took us alongside the Clydeside expressway, which I can only imagine must be fairly perplexing to those not from the city.

It’s highly possible I just took us the wrong way mind you.

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The old transport museum didn’t have swans.

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I overheard a guy telling his son that this is where the Clyde meets the Kelvin river, which is something I had never realised actually happened.

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Some people love the building that now houses the collection from the old museum.. Others hate it. I personally think it’s pretty cool. Cities can never have too many unusual and distinct buildings as far as I’m concerned. There’s nothing worse than standing in the centre of a British city and feeling like it could be anywhere else in the UK.

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One of the coolest bits about the new museum is that the Tall Ship is moored in front, and you can go aboard to have a look around. Oh, and since this is Scotland, admission is free.

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I managed to get Grace swabbing the decks.

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The inside is pretty interesting as well. Of course, I’ll always lean towards what it used to be like, since that’s what I remember from being wee. The fact I can’t eat toffee donuts any longer has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Apparently these cars are on special pallets so they can be lifted off with some kind of forklift.

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Been seeing a lot of rainbows around lately.

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We wandered up further into the West End, past the esteemed University of Glasgow, where many of the finest minds have gone.


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Next on our grand day out was a look around the aforementioned Kelvingrove Museum.

After about five minutes we decided that we’d had enough for one day, and opted to have beers in Brewdog and go for a curry instead.

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March 2014, Glasgow
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