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The Museum of Transport in the Kelvin Hall is one of the most popular museums of transport in the British Isles, attracting half a million visitors a year. Founded in 1964, it houses many exhibits of national and international importance.

The museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars, including such world famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.

The breadth of the collection is impressive, featuring all forms of transport from horse-drawn vehicles to fire engines, from motorcycles to caravans. Even toy cars and prams are included. In the Clyde Room are some 250 fascinating ship models, representing the gigantic contribution of the River Clyde and its shipbuilders and engineers to the world of maritime trade. From the Comet of 1812 to fabulous builders models of the Hood, Howe, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2, the Clyde Room reflects the proud boast 'Clyde built'.

Locomotive manufacture was also a supremely important Glasgow industry and the museum celebrates our railway heritage. You can see an impressive collection of famous locomotives such as Caledonian Railway Caley No123 single driver, the Highland Railway No103 the Jones Goods and the Gordon Highlander No49 of the Great North of Scotland Railway. Much loved by visitors from far and wide are the famous Glasgow trams, the 'Subway' station and Kelvin Street, where you can recapture the atmosphere of old Glasgow.

The Museum of Transport has been a firm favourite with generations of Glasgow children and their parents. For an entertaining day out it really has something for all the family.

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