Steam Weekend – Spring 2016 Debrief

We would just like to fire out a quick message to everyone, thanking you all for coming along to an amazing weekend here at Dundee Museum of Transport celebrating everything Steam.  Thank you!

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We had a phenomenal turnout and we will certainly update this post once we tally up the visitor numbers but it was without a shadow of a doubt, the busiest Steam Weekend we have had to date.  As you can see from the photos above, our volunteers, members and exhibitors were out in force with smiles on their faces (not to mention coal!) as well as a real drive to provide a bit of fun.  Also, we were very happy to be able to offer attendees to this weekends’ event £1 off an adult ticket for next week’s Open Day & Drive it Day.

This year also saw the commencement of two new features to our museum for this season;

Dress Up & Get Your Photo Aboard Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

This was a great success on our Facebook Page and everyone loved the opportunity to dress up and get their photos taken!  We will be continuing this on selected dates in the future, so stay tuned for more info!

Tea on the Bus

Again, this was a big hit and some excellent comments were received from our visitors.  We trialled this back in 2015 but decided to “up the ante” and create a special treat for our visitors.  As you can see, our very own Matthew, Sheena and John clearly enjoyed themselves when they were “testing” it out!  We are hoping to run this once a month throughout the season, so we will let you know once we have it all planned out.

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!

 

Steam Weekend & Maryfield Update

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Come to our end-of-season Steam Weekend here at Market Mews! We will having a working railway as well as a pop up shop so if you are yet to visit us then now’s the time!


 Wondering what’s happened about Maryfield Tram Depot? Don’t worry folks, we have been wondering too.

This summer has been extremely long-winded, however the end is in sight and our bid is in the hands of Scottish Water (wasn’t it originally I hear you ask? – nope, just a whole bunch of middle-men!).

They have told us directly that we will hear within the next two weeks… We can only hope that they keep their word and this remains the case towards a positive outcome!