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Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland

By Conde Nast Traveler Tuesday, June 21 07:00 AM

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Planes, trains, and automobiles have practically become our religion--and now intrepid travelers have a cathedral to call home. Opening today, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow is a sweeping temple to transport that's ripe for a summer pilgrimage.

Designed by Zaha Hadid to mimic the undulation of the surrounding harbor, the Iraqi/British starchitect's first U.K. construction is a squiggly warehouse of zinc-paneled peaks and glassy prisms holding over 3,000 objects and 150 interactive displays. Our faves include a Wall of Cars stacked to the ceiling with classics like the Hillman Imp, and the three re-created streets circa 1895-1980, chockablock with vintage trolleys and trams. In a nod to the rich maritime era that put Glasgow on the map, the tall ship Glenlee is moored right out front.

Our only question: Just how do you want to travel there...

Photo: Courtesy of Riverside Museum

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