Museum Annual Pass Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of our new annual passes! The annual passes offer great value for families, couples and adults as they can be used all year round and are valid during our special day-time events including the Steam Weekends, Bus & Coach Day and Emergency Vehicle Day. Passes can be purchased […]

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Dundee Museum of Transport Re-opening Reception

The team at Dundee Museum of Transport would like to thank members, volunteers and invited guests for coming along on a very chilly day yesterday, Friday 1st February, to get a sneak preview of the new displays for 2019 and to hear about the museum and it’s future plans. Following a welcome address by the […]

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Dundee Museum of Transport & Alzheimer’s Scotland Project

Dundee Museum of Transport and Alzheimer’s Scotland joined forces for 6 months in 2018 for a pilot project aimed at supporting individuals living with dementia and their carers. The project started with monthly groups of day service clients (a maximum of 12 individuals, including carers) being invited for a tour of the museum and an […]

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Standard Motor Company – Little Nine – 1933 (United Kingdom)

Founded in Coventry in 1903 by R.W. Maudslay, the Standard Motor Company was financed by Sir John Wolfe-Barry through a £3,000 gift. Their first car was in production by the end of 1903 and featured a single cylinder engine. Production had increased thanks to expansion into larger 6-cylinder engine cars by 1906. To accommodate this, […]

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Volunteer Christmas Reception 2018

Last week the museum held its annual Volunteer Christmas Reception at Market Mews. It was great to see so many people before the Christmas break and an opportunity for some of our volunteers to get to know each other. Did you know, Dundee Museum of Transport benefited from over 10,000 volunteer hours this year?! Volunteers […]

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Look who’s 50!

Today we celebrate the 50th birthday of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Released on the 17th December 1968, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has become one of the most well-known British musicals. We are so lucky to have ‘Gen 22’, a MGM licensed replica, on loan to us from a private collector. To mark the occasion, museum volunteers […]

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Visit to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum

On Sunday 9th December the Museum Manager, Sam, and Trustee, Ian, visited the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond to learn about how they have developed their museum over the last 23 years. As well as finding out about how they operate and are funded, Sam and Ian got a tour of the 49 acre […]

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Recent Acquisition: Ticket Machines belonging to Dundee’s ‘Mr Transport’ 

 A recent donation to the Dundee Museum of Transport reveals the life of the ‘Mr Transport’ of Dundee, near 52 year to the day that he retired from the industry.  Born in 1902, Charles Broadley’s early life revolved around transport.  Before he had even left school, Charles worked part-time as a ‘parcel lad’, on Friday nights and Saturdays.  […]

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