Known as The Riverside Museum it was her first major public building in the UK. With more than 3000 exhibits contained in nearly 150 displays throughout the intriguing tunnel style design, the museum is expected to become a major visitor attraction.
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Council leader Gordon Matheson, who formally opened the museum, said: "Glasgow's position as Scotland's cultural powerhouse can only be enhanced by the opening of the Riverside Museum. "Zaha Hadid's breathtaking design has already been transformed into an iconic building that will bring visitors to the city from all over the world".
The Riverside Museum will be the third home for Glasgow's transport collection since the 1960s and the first major museum the council has built since The Burrell Collection opened in 1983. The previous Transport Museum at the Kelvin Hall in the city's west end attracted almost 500,000 visitors per year.