Volunteer Profile – David Reid

David has been signed up as a museum volunteer since May 2017. He splits his time between working at the front desk and as a guide. He is always extremely willing to help wherever he is needed.

Q.    What made you become a volunteer at the DMofT?

A.     While on a career break, I was looking for something to do to fill my day, and I spotted an advert asking foR volunteers to help as a guide on a bus tour organised by the DMofT. From there I was asked to help in the museum and I was hooked. I now volunteer two days a week and hope to help more on the events and open days.

Q.    Would you say volunteering is fun?

A.      It is excellent fun, I don’t think of it as work. Every day is different and everyone is very friendly.

Q.     What has been the best bit about working at the DMofT?

A.       I really like interacting with the visitors, I get great pleasure out of passing on information to them and seE them enjoying their time at the DMofT

Q.      What have you gained out of your time at the DMofT?

A.        I have gained a vast amount of knowledge as well as new friends. I learn something new every time I volunteer at the museum. I have since got a job at the Dundee Industrial Heritage Ltd and I am currently working at Verdant Works, this is all down to me enjoying my time at DMofT and therefore changing my career.

Q.       What would you like to see in the future at the DMofT?

A.        I want to see the museum grow and attract more visitors, I am very excited about the Maryfield site and I am looking forward to the day when we move up there.

Craigowl Primary School visit

 

Volunteers from Dundee Museum of Transport attended Craigowl Primary School this month with the Routemaster and Hillman. These vehicles are members of our recently established vehicle register. The team will be out and about at various shows over the summer. If you are interested in joining us, find out more about the vehicle register here: https://www.dmoft.co.uk/2016/10/vehicle-register/

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

Volunteer and Membership awareness weekend

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We would like to welcome you along to our Volunteer and Membership awareness weekend (2nd & 3rd July 2016) at Dobbies, Monifieth.

We will be at Dobbie’s all weekend so why not drop down, get a coffee and meet up with some of our members to find out more of what we at the Transport Museum are up to.

“We are always on the lookout for volunteers. This is just like running a big house, there is always plenty to do. Front of house are always busy in the Café and we give our volunteers a brief on our display so when the public come in they like to talk to our volunteers to get an insight of what the museum is up to, and as usual there is plenty going on just look at our News Section” – Jimmy MacDonell, DMofT Chairman.

Dundee Museum of Transport AGM

2015agmAll 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
Dundee

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 – volunteers@dmoft.co.uk

3RD & 4TH OF OCTOBER

STEAM CLUB VISIT – A GREAT DAY OUT FOR THE KIDS FREE STEAM TRAIN RIDES

More items added to our online shop

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!

 

Event photographs: Official Opening Weekend: 26 & 27 April 2014

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!
 

Opening weekend – free vintage bus link announced

We are delighted that Stagecoach has agreed to operate a free vintage bus service from Dundee Bus Station to Dundee Museum of Transport on both Saturday 26 April and Sunday 27 April 2014.

On Sunday 27 April 2014 only Stagecoach will run a second linked vintage bus service between Dundee Bus Station and St. Andrews. The duplicates on Service 99 are available to the general public as well as visitors to the Museum. All normal Stagecoach tickets for Service 99, including any Day or Megariders, are valid or can be bought on this bus from the conductor, and any concession passes are also valid as usual.

So for one day only you can travel from the Museum to St. Andrews and back on vintage buses as we turn the clock back and allow you not only to see, but travel on, our transport heritage.

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Remember – get in fast & free on both days when you become a member before 25 April 2014.

   

Entry Fees and Membership Programme Announced!

After months of preparation, we are extremely happy to finally announce details of our entry fees and membership programme! It can be regarded as one of the final pieces in our jigsaw puzzle prior to opening.
As a member of Dundee Museum of Transport you will not only gain free access to the museum but you will also enjoy exclusive benefits as well as becoming a valid contributor and supporter. You will receive a periodic newsletter as well as other benefits which are yet to be announced. Memberships run on a one year basis and are valid up until 31st March 2015. You will also receive your very own DMofT membership card!
Starting from only £15 you will already be making a significant contribution as well as saving you money on your visits and as a bonus, new members who sign up before the 25th April will receive free entry to the Opening Weekend!
The itinerary for Opening Weekend is growing and with over 160 confirmed vehicles attending, it will be a sure-fire unmissable event!