Dundee Museum of Transport Annual Review 2017

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Free Entry for National Lottery Players

Dundee Museum of Transport is delighted to announce that it is taking part in the National Lottery ‘thank you’ campaign this December! On the 13th, 16th and 17th December the museum will be FREE to any adult visitor that presents a National Lottery ticket during our normal opening hours of 10:30am – 3:30pm.

There are 400+ free offers taking place between the 11th and the 17th of December for National Lottery players – check-out this interactive map for details:

www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/free-offers-national-lottery-players-400-heritage-attractions-search-our-map

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF DUNDEE MUSEUM OF TRANPORT OFFER

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one adult on 13th, 16th or 17th December from 1030am – 3pm.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • Dundee Museum of Transport has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.
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Christmas Opening Times

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Renault Twizy

 

The Renault Twizy is a battery-powered electric city car designed and marketed by Renault. Twizys are completely built by hand by some of the highest paid workers in the world at Renault’s Z.E. (zero emissions) facility in Valladolid, Spain.

Electric cars are likely to become the most used types of vehicles in the future. They use stored chemical energy just like a conventional car but they release this energy electrochemically without any kind of combustion. There’s no burning of fuel, no air pollution from the tailpipe; no emissions of any kind are produced by the car itself once it is on the road.

The Twizy was the top-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe during 2012. Renault’s target of selling 15,000 Twizys worldwide was achieved in April 2015.

 

 

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Repairs, Maintenance & Storage

Repairs & Maintenance

We are now in a position to offer a mechanical repair and recovery service. Stuart Atkinson is now working from our Seagate workshops offering a wide range of services from repairs to maintenance. We also offer a trailer recovery service.

Discount available for DMofT members.

For more information please contact Stuart on 07957 459506 or at the Transport museum front of house.

Storage

Storage at our new premises in the Seagate for members only.

For our Terms Please contact Stuart Atkinson, Colin Milne or Jimmy McDonell.

This facility is for our membership so all you have to do is join up with the transport museum.

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Alan Clark

All at the Transport Museum are coming to terms with the loss of one of our members Alan Clark. He played a very important part in establishing a transport museum for our city and will be very sorely missed and a supporter that will be very hard to replace. RIP Alan Clark

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MidgeT-TD – 1951 (United Kingdom)

As a tribute to Morris Garages, MG is a sport automobile constructor founded in 1924. At first, MG was a Morris retailer created their own models by replacing the bodywork of existing Morris’. After many expansions, the success was there: the demand exceeding the offer, they had enough notoriety to get their proper identity and they parted from Morris Garage. The MG Car Company Limited was born in 1928.

T Series marked the transition between the small series production and the industrial automobile era and its exportation. With the automobile market in high demand, the British government pushed the company to sell abroad. These series, and in particular the TC, TD and TF, were amongst the first models imported in large numbers to the USA justifying the slogan of the leaders: ‹‹Export or die››.

In the lineage of the typically British roadsters, the TD was remodelled to increase the comfort and satisfy the most demanding customers. MG put the XPAG motor of the TC on the new frame developed from the type Y sedan. The TD had a new front suspension with independent wheels, composed by two triangles and helical springs instead of leaf springs. Steel wheels replaced the thread wheels, a first for a MG, along with bumpers, installed for the first time on the Midget TD.

To answer the request of the USA market, the left -hand driving was provided for the first time on a MG.

The TD turned out to be a commercial success since its inception and allowed for an increase of MG sales, in particular toward the USA. The production of the TD ended in August 1953 after the production of 29 915 copies.

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Visit at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

 

Situated in a wee and beautiful harbour in the town of Anstruther, the Scottish Fisheries Museum has been running since 1969. We went to visit as, like us, this museum is an independent Trust but it is much more developed. Our volunteers and staff found the visit really interesting – we found out about how they manage their collections and took inspiration from their displays and retail area. Thanks to all the team at the museum for spending the afternoon with us!

Don’t hesitate to go visit them. Here’s the link to their website => http://www.scotfishmuseum.org/

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Glamis Extravaganza

Thanks to our members, some of the displays of the Museum attended the 43rd edition of the Scottish Transport Extravaganza for the first time. If you are interested in joining us you can sign up and becoming a member => https://www.dmoft.co.uk/get-involved/membership/

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Advertisement for Museum Trustees

ADVERTISEMENT Trustees – Dundee Museum of Transport.

Deadline: Monday 31st July 2017

Dundee Museum of Transport (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SCO41529) is currently recruiting Trustees to join its governing board. This is a voluntary role. We are looking especially for individuals with professional experience in any of the following areas:

·         Legal

·         Secretarial

·         Fundraising

·         Museums / visitor attractions or experience of working in the third sector

This is an exciting time to be a Trustee with Dundee Museum of Transport. Having secured the site of the former Maryfield Tram Depot in 2014, the Board of Trustees are working towards strengthening the management of the museum in preparation for a major re-development project of this Grade ‘B’ listed building. Dundee Museum of Transport has been open at its Market Mews site for three years and is developing a fantastic collection of transport-related objects. It has established itself as an important attraction with the City.

The Board of Trustees meet monthly on a weekday during the last week of the month and a number of sub-committees have been set-up to support specific areas of the museum, from events to finance.

Experience of working in the third sector would be beneficial however it is not essential. Knowledge of museums is not required, although an interest in heritage is desirable.

We hope you will agree this is a fantastic opportunity to develop and utilise your skills to help run a successful small museum and take part in shaping its future development. For more information about the museum visit www.dmoft.co.uk.

You can find out more about the role and responsibilities of Trustees in The Essential Trustee Guide from the Charity Commission. For an informal chat please contact either the Chairman of the Board, Mr James McDonell or the Museum Manager, Samantha Bannerman, on tel: 01382 455 196

 

Deadline: Monday 31st July 2017

To apply: Please send expressions of interest together with a C.V. to: Mr James McDonell, Chairman, chairman@dmoft.co.uk or by post to Mr James McDonell, Chairman, Dundee Museum of Transport, Unit 10 Market Mews, Market Street, Dundee, DD1 3LA.

Dundee Museum of Transport’s purpose statement:

The Dundee Museum of Transport will preserve the transport heritage of Dundee and the surrounding area. We aim to enable our visitors to gain enjoyment, learning and inspiration from our collections, buildings and activities.

 

 

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