Recent Acquisition: smart ebike

Last week, Dundee Museum of Transport received the generous donation of a smart ebike (2014), manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, from a museum member. The bike was donated with its original documentation and is in excellent condition. The museum plans to display the ebike next to other electric vehicles and bikes in hall 3. The smart ebike […]

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New Acquisition – 1897 Railway Timetable

Our small collection of railway-related items has been enhanced thanks to this generous donation of a 1897 North British Railway Timetable and two rail tickets. The tickets appear to date from the 1850s and 1860s and relate to commercial trade between Dundee and London. We hope to find out more about these items later this […]

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Audi 80 Donated

The museum would like to thank Mr John A. Smith for donating his Audi 80. John received his new 1994 Audi 80 from Lex Retail Group in Dundee on the 3rd of December 1994. He has been the proud owner of the car for 25 years until he donated it to the museum last week.  […]

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On this day: 3rd April (1832), the full extent of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway line opens

                    George Kinloch, Dundee’s first elected MP, was a great supporter of the idea of a Dundee and Newtyle railway. In 1826, Kinloch piloted a Bill through Parliament, leading to the creation of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway Company – wherein he swiftly took upon himself […]

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Recent Acquisition: Ticket Machines belonging to Dundee’s ‘Mr Transport’ 

 A recent donation to the Dundee Museum of Transport reveals the life of the ‘Mr Transport’ of Dundee, near 52 year to the day that he retired from the industry.  Born in 1902, Charles Broadley’s early life revolved around transport.  Before he had even left school, Charles worked part-time as a ‘parcel lad’, on Friday nights and Saturdays.  […]

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Victoria Alexandrina Drummond: Britain’s first female Marine Engineer

A career not suitable for a lady Victoria Alexandrina Drummond was born in 1894 at Megginch Castle near Errol. Victoria showed her interest in mechanics from an early age but didn’t start her career until 1922, where she sailed as 10th engineer on board SS Anchises. Due to her gender, Victoria never managed to gain […]

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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. […]

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Going Once… Going Twice… SOLD to Dundee Museum of Transport

The museum is very pleased with its most recent acquisition: a Panda Police Car purchased on eBay!                           The 1970’s Morris Minor is the last of its kind as far as we know, having faithfully served in Dundee’s Police Force. Having secured the […]

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