Riverside Museum

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Mivan completed the full internal fit out of the Riverside Museum, Glasgow's 120,000 sq ft award-winning transport museum. Located at the junction of the Rivers Kelvin and Clyde, it houses the city’s fabulous transport and technology collections. They have been collected over the centuries and reflect the important part Glasgow has played in the world. Through its contributions to heavy industries like shipbuilding, train manufacturing and engineering.

With over 3,000 objects on display the museum houses all forms of transport. From skateboards to locomotives, motorbikes to prams and cars to ships. 

Within the museum there are over 90 large interactive touch screens full of images, audio, memories, and films that tell the fascinating stories behind the objects. 

Visitors can walk down an old cobbled Glasgow street with shops dating from 1895 to the 1980s and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds through an array of physical and digital interactive displays.

Mivan acted as Principal Contractor and worked closely with Glasgow City Council and leading museum designers Event to fitout the new build space and was responsible for the following:

  • Manufacture and installation of the major specialist joinery and setworks package utilising the company’s 110,000 sq ft joinery and metalwork factory.
  • Installation of 30 museum grade, full height display cases which included specialist lighting and humidity controls, object mounts and showcase plinths.
  • Manufacture and installation of shopfronts within the themed 1800’s and 1900’s street scape.
  • Delivery of major graphics package with display panels, graphics for setworks, object labels and wayfinding.
  • Manufacture, installation and testing of plinths for locomotives, cars, trams and bicycles.
  • Manufacture and installation of stand-alone and curved aluminium audio visual touch screen housings.
  • Coordination of audio visual hardware installation into museum setworks and display case housing.
  • Coordinate with client appointed mount makers to ensure accurate mounting of objects.