Spring / Summer 2017 Season begins!

With sunnier days ahead of us (fingers crossed!) you can visit the museum SIX DAYS per week (Tues – Sun, 10:30am  -3:30pm) until the end of October. For this season we are delighted to announce that we have a number of new exhibits to see including a fantastic display of motorbikes- the earliest dating back to 1912 – and our biggest programme of events to date! With plenty to see and do we hope to see you at the museum soon.

 


Last Chance to Book! Fundraising Dinner

Our fund-raising dinner is an opportunity for YOU to support the restoration of a landmark building and the creation of an exciting visitor attraction that will preserve the transport heritage of the local area. Find out more about the Maryfield Tram Depot project here.

invercarse-hotel

Fundraising Dinner
Friday 4th November
7pm for 7.30pm
Invercarse Hotel
Dress code – Lounge Suit
£40 per head / £400 per table (10)
Contact info@dmoft.co.uk for enquiries and tickets

Guest Speaker – Willie Hunter

wh600Willie Hunter is currently one of the senior partners of the Edinburgh legal firm Gillespie Macandrew and is the partner in charge of their estate agency department which trades under his name Hunters.

He has been a lifelong supporter of Hearts but has retained a sense of humour despite that. On Saturdays he can be found at Tynecastle Park where he is the resident MC in the main hospitality suite and takes great pride in the fact that he is one of the few people who actually gets paid for watching Hearts.

Guest Speaker – Deborah Leslie

debbie600Deborah Leslie is a superb after dinner speaker. She is a published short story writer, children’s novelist and prize-winning Doric writer. She is the author of two children’s novels and has published three collections of short stories written in the North East’s Doric dialect.

“…Debbie replied to the Toast to the Lassies where she gave it to the men with both barrels, reduced the hall to helpless laughter and made herself an instant heroine to the womenfolk of the community…” – Mark Stephen, Brodcaster and Fyties Hall Chairman

Auction & Raffle List

Airport Transfer (Airport Travel)
Round of Golf for 4 (Piperdam)
Holiday Home for 1 week in Aviemore (Ramsay Travel)
Magnum of Champagne (Thorntons)
Xmas Hamper (Dobbies Garden Centre)
Case of Wine, 6 bottles (PS Ridgeway)
Hospitality (Lochee United)
Car Service up to the value of £140 (Blackness Auto)
Mercedes Benz Watch, +£200 value, (PS Ridgeway)
A fantastic selection of Tools (Dingbros)
Round of Golf for 4 people @ Blairgowrie (GS Insurance)
Hamper (Grosset’s Butcher)
Hospitality for 2 at Dens Park at any Category B match in the 2016/17 season. Includes seats in the Directors box and snacks in the 169 club in the Gilzean Lounge (Dundee FC)
Web site hosting for 2 years including .co.uk domain name registration (PR Systems)
2 places in the Captains box at Tannadice for a home match including food with a pay bar (Dundee Untied FC)
4 for hospitality (Lochee United)
Round of golf for 4 (Ballumbie Golf Course)
Dog Grooming (Absolute Dogs)
Dundee Stars Home Game for 4
Free MOT (Dundee Car Services)

And many more individual items!

November 4th. It’s a night not to be missed.

A huge thanks also to Larry Duncan and Tom McMillan from Lochee United and also Duncan Souter from Brodie Duncan Kitchens for their support in organising this event.

Vehicle Register

Dundee Museum of Transport (DMofT) members can sign up to the DMofT Vehicle Register. The register will allow members to take their vehicle(s) to a number of shows throughout the year under the Dundee Museum of Transport banner.

Vehicles must be roadworthy (M.O.T, taxed and insured) and vehicle owners will be responsible for their own fees to attend the shows.

We intend to go to the following shows:

Tayside Classic Car Club (Errol) 11th June

Lathalmond 18th June

Glamis 8th / 9th August

Dundee Motor Show 13th August

Ladybank 20th August

Scone 9th / 10th September

(This is not an exhaustive list – more dates may be added)

To join the DMofT vehicle register, download and complete the registration form and send it to: vehiclereg@dmoft.co.uk

Registration forms are also available from the museum during our opening hours

Tay Road Bridge 50th Anniversary Launch

Tay Road Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration launch event at Slessor Gardens in Dundee looking on to the Tay Road Bridge. Photography by Alan Richardson

The Man with the Golden Gun

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.

The Man with the Golden Gun

Volunteer Weekend – Dobbies – 2-3 July

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.