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Museum of Transport

The Museum of Transport at the Kelvin Hall, pictured for the April 1994 issue of Glasgow City Council's newspaper The Bulletin. The museum was founded in 1964 and housed in the old tramcar depot in Albert Drive, now converted to the Tramway Theatre. In 1987 it moved to its new home at the rear of the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in Yorkhill.

Glasgow’s is one of the most popular museums of transport in the British Isles. It has exhibits of national and international importance and attracts 500,000 visitors each year.

The collections cover all forms of transport including horse-drawn vehicles, fire engines, motorcycles, caravans, buses, trams and railway locomotives. The Clyde Room has around 250 ship models, representing the gigantic contribution of the River Clyde and its shipbuilders and engineers to shipbuilding and maritime trade. There is a recreation of a Glasgow street from the 1930s, along with a recreation of a pre-1980 subway station complete with its distinctive odours!

Reference: Bulletin photographs, Box 11, April 1994

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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