The team at Dundee Museum of Transport would like to thank members, volunteers and invited guests for coming along on a very chilly day yesterday, Friday 1st February, to get a sneak preview of the new displays for 2019 and to hear about the museum and it’s future plans.
Following a welcome address by the Museum Chair John Letford MBE, Museum Manager Samantha Walker provided an overview of the museum and its activities in recent years. With visitor numbers increasing by over 20% year-on-year, greater volunteer involvement and new and continuing partnerships with local organisations, the museum is going from strength-to-strength.
The Museum’s Vice-Chair, Peter Webber, then provided an update on the Maryfield Tram Depot project.
Following consultations with the local community, members and volunteers and other key supporters, a new, phased development was announced that would see the former tram depot brought back to life as a museum.
To provide a full picture of the proposal, www.maryfieldtramdepot.org was officially launched. The museum team felt it was important for this project to have a dedicated website that could be updated as the project develops and also provide a forum for our supporters to share their views and ideas.
We would once again like to thank all those who attended the reception and are looking forward to meeting the thousands of visitors that we will welcome in 2019. We would also like to thank our amazing volunteers for the weeks of hard work in preparing the museum for the season ahead and for the hospitality that they provided during our re-opening reception.
The Museum is now open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am – 3:30pm (last admission 3pm) this February and then open daily (except Tuesdays) from 1st March.
We were the proud hosts of the 2016 award ceremony for the Dundee Sportsman Dinner earlier this month. This was an awards presentation to clubs and individuals from fundraising last year.
The award ceremony was held at the museum of the 20th January, with feedback suggesting that it was one of the best turnouts they have ever had to an awards presentation with over 100 people in attendance. It was a fantastic Saturday had by all. See below for the list of award winners.
All Members & Guests are invited to Attend our AGM
Dundee Museum of Transport AGM
Wednesday 26th of August 7pm
at the Park Hotel
Coupar Angus Road
HELP WANTED for the day to day running of our transport museum
We are on the lookout for more volunteers we have a need in Front of house. We can offer training to meet and greet our visitor for a good visit experience. Also the day to day maintenance of the buildings we have a good core of regular volunteers but many hands make light work .
So if you have an interest in Old Dundee and old Dundee Transport with some spare time please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org
3RD & 4TH OF OCTOBER
STEAM CLUB VISIT – A GREAT DAY OUT FOR THE KIDS FREE STEAM TRAIN RIDES
Notice is hereby given that the Dundee Museum of Transport Annual General Meeting will take place within its premises at Market Mews, Brought Ferry Road, Dundee on Saturday 2 March 2013 commencing at 11am.