To celebrate the anniversary, the Riverside Museum is planning a series of events, including putting one of the much loved "Coronation trams" back on display.
It was part of the final procession of 'caurs' through the city but has not been seen since the former Kelvin Hall Transport Museum closed two years ago.
During that time, the 1938 Glasgow Coronation Mark 1 tramcar has been in Glasgow Museum Resource Centre at Nitshill where it has been restored to its former glory.
It will now form the centrepiece of the exhibition and visitors will be able to step on board and experience the feeling of luxury travel in Glasgow during the 1930s.
The tram will replace the 1949 Albion Venturer Bus which has been at Riverside since the museum opened to the public in June 2011.
It is being moved to the Museums Resource Center for essential conservation work. It will return to Riverside this autumn.
As well as the return of the tram, a series of free, Wednesday evening discussions about trams will be held.
On September 5, Allan Morrison, author of the books Cummoangetaff and Last Tram tae Auchenshuggle will give a humorous talk about the Glasgow tram system.
The world of the 'caurs' will be through the eyes of tram conductress Big Aggie MacDonald, who was put on earth to deal with "fare dodgers, drunks, nyaffs, cheeky weans and highfalutin' wummen".
On September 12, transport author Ian Stewart will describe the origins and development of the Glasgow tramcar design and the ground breaking Coronation class.
On September 19, Glasgow Museums curator of European decorative art Alison Brown, will look at the origins of Art Deco and its broad application in the architecture, design and decorative arts – including the Coronation tram.
To book a place at any of the talks, call Riverside on 0141 287 2720.
Curators will also lead two tours of the Glasgow Corporation Transport Collection at Nitshill.
They are on September 11 and September 18 and are free although booking is required.
On September 8 and 9 the Glasgow South Model Tram and Rail Group will bring its Glasgow tram model layout to Riverside for visitors to enjoy and have hands on control of some of the model trams.
On September 4, 1962, around 250,000 people lined the streets of Glasgow to see a procession of 20 trams make their final journey through the city.
It rained heavily, which was seen by many as the heavens weeping for the passing of what was a popular mode of public transport.
The procession marked the end of 90 years of tram service in the city, and many spectators took the opportunity to place old pennies on the tracks to have them bent out of shape by the trams' great iron wheels.
The final destination for the trams was Coplawhill Tramworks in Pollokshields, which two years later became Glasgow's first transport museum.
Glasgow Life chairman Archie Graham said: "The last tram procession was a celebration of Glasgow's rich transport heritage which was shared by so many people.
"The introduction of the Coronation tram to the Riverside Museum is the perfect way to celebrate the anniversary.
"Visitors will once again be able to climb on board and experience what journeys by tram were like.
"It also highlights one of the major triumphs of the Riverside Museum's design and flexibility in that we can make significant changes to our displays with comparative ease."