Come on, get aff!

Joycee won’t be pleased, she’s away for a few days for work and missed it. I got away after a meeting in the morning and took Holly along with my maw and paw to see the new Transport Museum on opening day. Despite it being a minging rainy day it was mobbed which was great to see. Holly loved it, the old version in the Kelvin Hall was a favourite haunt, I’m sure this one will be too.
I’ve been going to the Glasgow Transport Museums with my folks for 40 years and this is the third venue for me. I have many issues with the way they’re displaying the collections which I’ll explore fully during my first visit on a day when it’s got less people than exhibits, but on a positive note the green colour they’ve painted it inside which folk are grimacing at is an engineering colour so is entirely appropriate, from metal and wood working machinery to workshops and factory floors to the internal surfaces of a Spitfire it’s been around for a while. So, they got that right at least. Now all we need are step ladders or binoculars to see the displays.

9 thoughts on “Come on, get aff!

  1. You have just confirmed my fears Pete – when I saw pictures of the new Transport Museum it seemed that a lot of the exhibits are mounted far too high – a triumph of style over substance?

  2. I spoke those exact words yesterday. The Kelvin Hall had a progression of exhibits, even something as simple as having from Victorian trams up to the last ones from the 60’s shows important changes and a story of its own. Now it just looks like they peeled back the roof and emptied the exhibits out of a bag.
    Cars 50ft in the air? Ridiculous, and the building’s too small, many of the old exhibits are now in storage at Nitshill.

  3. I spoke those exact words yesterday. The Kelvin Hall had a progression of exhibits, even something as simple as having from Victorian trams up to the last ones from the 60′s shows important changes and a story of its own. Now it just looks like they peeled back the roof and emptied in the exhibits out of a bag.
    Cars 50ft in the air? Ridiculous, and the building’s too small, many of the old exhibits are now in storage at Nitshill.

  4. It’s a shame. I liked the Kelvin Hall and the way the showed the exhibits. Seems daft to put things into storage rather than show a larger selection. Sounds like an opportunity lost. Glad you all had a good day out though.

  5. Awww. Lost some teeth I see.

    I marvel that I go away (dont look at your blog) for a few months and you just keep the routes coming in … Good work Sir!

    Need a walk myself and getting inspiration from the pics on ‘Leftovers’. Truly lovely! Water like glass in the early morning.

    Steve

  6. Cheers Steve.

    Getting out for a lazy camp and catching the morning and the evening, dusk and dawn is just brilliant, I love it.
    Saves me getting up early to drive to the mountains as well :o)

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