We are very pleased to announce that Dundee Museum of Transport is now a certified Disability Confident Committed employer.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:
- ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- communicating and promoting vacancies
- offering an interview to disabled people
- anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
- at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
Dundee’s Museum of Transport Starts Work on its Permanent Home
Photos: Alan Richardson
2018 is a big year for Dundee with the V&A opening in September. In the north east of the city, another important development is taking place. Dundee’s Museum of Transport will be starting work on restoring Maryfield Tram Depot, its permanent home.
The historic tram depot in Forfar Road is thought to be the oldest surviving building of its type in Scotland. For some years, the listed building had been falling into disrepair. So, in 2010, a group of transport enthusiasts, many with family links to the tram depot, made a decision to save the building. Their solution was to create a transport museum to be housed in the tram depot one day, a fitting use for the building. From this grew one of Dundee’s favourite tourist destinations, Dundee Museum of Transport, temporarily housed at Market Mews in the centre of the city.
Thanks to a grant from Dundee City Council’s Common Good Fund back in 2014
and now with support from Dundee Historic Environment Trust and other funders, the building blocks are in place for the charity to start the first phase of restoration work. This month work will begin on restoring the cobbled forecourt and on returning the surrounding walls and railings to their former glory. Volunteers will begin landscaping the grounds and tidying up the protected trees along Forfar Road.
James McDonell, Chairman of Dundee Museum of Transport Trust, said,
‘After years of hard work and dedication from all our volunteers and supporters, we are thrilled to be starting work on restoring Maryfield Tram Depot. There is still a way to go in securing funds but success is in sight. Our ambition to open the museum in its permanent home in 2020 is fast becoming a reality.’
For anyone interested in Dundee’s transport heritage or in plans for the Maryfield Tram Depot, a visit to the Transport Museum at Market Mews is recommended. For opening hours and transport links, please go to www.dmoft.co.uk
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 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.
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
Some of our volunteers have been working away on one of our many projects. For the start of next season we will have a play bus at the museum in an new play area, ideal for family visits.
It will also be used for school visits as an educational hub at the start of one of our ever increasing school visits. We are in discussions with Planning and Transportation for a coach park in Market Street so watch this space.
Come along to Baxter Park on Sunday 14 August from 11am – 5pm for Celebration in the Park including Dundee Motor Show 2016. Lots to see and do, a great day out for all the family.
Tay Road Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration launch event at Slessor Gardens in Dundee looking on to the Tay Road Bridge. Photography by Alan Richardson
We are delighted to welcome the DCA as part of their Blue Skies Festival for a screening of The Man with the Golden Gun on 12 August 2016 at 7pm.
This unique event is an evening of classic cinema and classic cars as part of a collaboration between DCA’s cinema programme and Dundee Museum of Transport.
Book your ticket for the film online at dundeeblueskies.org.uk, in person at DCA Box Office or call 01382 909900.
Oor Wheelie had two visitors this morning, Joseph – age 6 and Theo – age 2 having fun at the Transport Museum
We had a great weekend at Dobbies presenting out Volunteer opportunities alongside some of our exhibits. We would love this to become a regular event. Thanks to Mark and his staff for all the support.