In the spotlight: Triumph TR7 

Dundee Museum of Transport is delighted to announce that we now have a fantastic selection of rally cars on display for a limited time over winter! One of the cars on loan is a super looking Triumph TR7, upgraded to a TR8.  It was made by the now defunct British Leyland and contains a 3.5 v8 Rover engine with a […]

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New Forward Plan 2020 – 2025

Dundee Museum of Transport is looking to the future.  Find out about our long-term plans in our a new Forward Plan for the next 5 years, 2020 – 2025. The plan will inevitably evolve and grow over the next five years but the one constant that we need is you! Your comments, suggestions and messages […]

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From our archive: Argyle Commercial Vehicles

Argyle Motor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., were launched by managing director William Moffat on November, 1968 in the Flakefield estate in East Kilbride. Their aim was to produce, in limited production and to order, hand-built lorries made in Scotland with a payload of 16-ton and two possible chassis, either rigid or tipper. The company became a […]

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Museum Collection: Wooden Horse-drawn Ambulance

Ambulances are a relatively new invention, having been created towards the end of the 19th century. Before then, police, firefighters, and taxi drivers would staff their vehicles with wheeled stretchers – or “litters”, as they were known – in case they were called to take an ill or injured person to the nearest hospital or […]

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A New Home: Former Maryfield Tram Depot Project Update

Dundee Museum of Transport members enjoyed an evening reception this week, with new plans and an update on the progress of the former Maryfield Tram Depot development project. Andrew Black of Andrew Black Design Architects provided an overview and rationale for the new plans. Following consultation with members, residents and interest parties earlier this year, […]

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On this day: 18th August 1966, the Tay Road Bridge opened

On this day: 18th August 1966, the Tay Road Bridge opened linking Dundee city centre with Fife. Thousands attended the official opening by the Queen Mother. A 50 ft (15 m) tall commemorative obelisk stands at the Newport side, with a smaller memorial obelisk at the Dundee side, to commemorate the six men who died […]

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Strathmartine Mini Coaches Archive

Strathmartine Mini Coaches (Dundee) was established in 1970 as a privately-owned coach service. Its speciality was in organised tours of Scotland and England; but the firm also had contracts with local authorities, schools, social welfare organisations, travel agents, and industrial/commercial personnel transportation. They also provided travel for airport transfers, dances, nights out, weddings and shows. […]

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