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Restoring Maryfield Tram Depot, brick by brick

Ariel photograph of Maryfield Tram Depot showing distinctive red bricks

Dundee Museum of Transport today launched a Crowdfunder campaign to fund the replacement of weather damaged bricks at Maryfield Tram Depot. Supporters are being asked to contribute to the ongoing restoration work by sponsoring a brick.

This gives the wider community an opportunity to play a significant part in shaping the future of the Museum helping to create a permanent home in the iconic building.

Earlier this year essential repairs were made to weatherproof the roof at the tram depot. The Museum is now fundraising to restore around 2,500 bricks in the Victorian building to help return it to its former glory by the end of 2024.

Supporters are asked to pledge £10 or more to cover the costs of restoring each brick with all donations directly benefiting the restoration work on this significant historical landmark.

Weather damaged bricks at Maryfield Tram Depot

However, it’s an all or nothing campaign and there are only four weeks to raise the necessary funds. The Museum must raise £25,000 by 22nd December or lose all the pledges.

Museum trustees are asking supporters to share the Crowdfunder link with friends and family and add their words of encouragement to the campaign page to let others know how important the restoration project is to the local community.

Donors sponsoring a brick can have their name added to a virtual brick on the Museum’s website or can opt for higher value rewards such as an exclusive “hard hat” tour of the tram depot and surround grounds.

Whilst almost £1.5m has been raised to date, ongoing efforts are being made to meet the phase one target of £3.5m. Meanwhile work continues at the site on the restoration work.

Visualisation of the museum at Maryfield Tram Depot


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