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!
 

Bringing 1890s Dundee Horse Drawn Tramcar number 24 back home

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.
   

The Dundee Channel interviews Museum chairman

Online news and entertainment TV station The Dundee Channel (external link) interviewed Dundee Museum of Transport chairman Jimmy McDonell at the Baxter Park Gala Day on 7 August 2010.

We are grateful to the Channel for providing us with a copy of this interview for our website and YouTube channel (external link).
  

New video slideshows added to Museum website

Two new slideshow videos have now been added to the Gallery section of the website. They can be accessed by clicking here or selecting ‘Videos’ from the ‘Gallery’ menu.

The first video shows a compilation of a number of photographs and other items that were collected for our successful exhibition held in Dundee’s Central Library in October/ November 2010. The first part of the slideshow is mainly dedicated to Ambulances but a number of other vehicles are also featured. Later on there are some railway photographs, views of Old Dundee and very sad views of the destruction of Dundee’s trams.

The second video slideshow shows all one hundred photographs that were gathered together to chart the development of Dundee’s Buses though the 20th Century – from Scotland’s first trolley bus service in 1912 through to the takeover by National Express in 1997.