Maryfield Tram Depot
Dundee Museum of Transport is currently based in temporary premises at Market Mews on Market Street in Dundee. Whilst we continue to improve our visitor services and exhibits at Market Mews, we are preparing for a move to a bigger site.
We intend to move to Dundee’s only remaining building which celebrates our city’s tram history – the Maryfield Tram Depot.
The Maryfield Tram Depot is located in the heart of the Stobswell area between Stobsmuir Park and Morgan Academy on the Forfar Road.
Early in 2015 we were able, with assistance from Dundee City Council, to purchase the tram depot and surrounding two acres of grounds.
The now dilapidated 120m long building has been on the ‘Buildings at Risk’ register since 2010 and is Grade B listed. We now have new and innovative designs from local architect Andrew Black and his team that will give Dundee a world-class transport museum housed in an iconic building. Efforts are underway to secure the £2 million funding to turn our designs into reality.
You can register your support for the project in a number of ways: registering for our email newsletter, signing up to be a member, making a donation, volunteering at the museum, or visiting us at our current home on Market Street.
Dundee Museum of Transport at the United Nations
Beating 264 proposals from 48 countries, Dundee Museum of Transport will be exhibiting alongside 7 other organisations from around the globe this year, at Glasgow Science Centre from June until November 2021, before and during the largest international summit in UK History- the United Nations Conference of the Parties 26.
The task is to re-imagine the Museum as a force of creativity, social change, and carbon neutrality. We will be exhibiting our plans for the refurbishment of the Grade B listed Maryfield Tram Depot, which will become the future home of Dundee Museum of Transport in 2024. It will become the first carbon neutral transport museum in the UK, complete with ground-source heating system, LED lighting, and solar panels. Additionally, the exhibition will showcase Dundee, and what it offers as a forward-looking sustainable transport city.
The current Museum is not without its innovations. Last year saw the opening of a Future of Transport Exhibition at the Museum, showcasing new technology and some electric vehicles from the past. The Museum is making moves towards reducing its carbon footprint by 37% by installing double glazing, insulation and LED lighting.
More information about the climate change conference can be found here: https://ukcop26.org/