Just in time for Christmas we are pleased to announce that we have added many more items to our online shop including many DMofT items, a wide range of transport-related books, a special five-visit ticket deal and special bundles to save you even more. Plus if you haven’t already joined you can add a membership at the same time!
After a very busy week when we have literally welcomed thousands of visitors to our newly-opened Museum we have now added some photographs from the Opening Weekend event to the Events Photographs 2014 page.
Also on this page is a video previewing some of Museum’s exhibits currently on display, courtesy of Alan Richardson.
Don’t forget that when you take out a Museum membership you get unlimited free admission until 31 March 2015!
Progress has been continuing smoothly this week. Our website and email is currently being moved to a new hosting provider and this should be completed by early next week. In saying this, if you send an email to any of our team and it bounces then do not worry- just send it later! We will also be looking to provide some exciting features over the next few months on the website, especially when we begin the membership scheme!
The building itself is shaping up well, we have carpeted the reception area and plumbing for the exhibition hall toilets was completed late this afternoon. Work this week has slowly been moving towards vehicle restoration with the horse drawn tram and Dundee Corp. 127 receiving some work.
Our Wikipedia article also went online this week and you can check the news story regarding that here.
Alistair moved into his fancy new archives store and office in Unit 4 on Wednesday and he is very much looking forward to moving everything over the next few weeks- a lot of work lies ahead!
On Saturday 18 January 2014 a team from Dundee Museum of Transport, with tremendous assistance from Nixon Hire Dundee, travelled to Perth where Dundee’s only surviving horse-drawn tramcar had been found in a back garden being used as a summerhouse.
Back in 1971 this had been identified at tram number 24 by transport expert Alan Brotchie who found the markings underneath the paintwork. Recently the owner generously agreed to donate the tram to Dundee Museum of Transport and so a major operation swung into action to lift the carriage out of the garden with as little disruption as possible.
For more information about the tram, a selection of photographs and a video of the move please visit our Restorations Gallery
Unveiled on Sunday 4 April 2010 the Dundee Museum of Transport banner featured seven images from Dundee’s transport heritage.
Following requests for more details the seven original images used for the banner have now been added to our collections gallery
If you have more photographs of Dundee’s Transport heritage please get in touch through our contact us page.