Designed to work
Function is key, and the design allows for plenty of free-flowing space. The huge, open exhibition hall holds over 3,000 exhibits, including the tall ship Glenlee. Two dedicated education spaces are partitioned from the rest of the building.
In 2013 the Riverside won the European Museum of the Year Award. It was also one of ten on the long list (along with three others built by BAM) for the UK’s Museum of the Year 2012.