The Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club has kindly donated £1,000 to Dundee Museum of Transport to allow the erection of Brown Tourist signage across the city. The Museum, although only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, has had very little visibility since its opening in 2014. This new signage has changed that, and visitors are finding the museum far easier to locate.
Caroline Warburton of VisitScotland remarked on the significance of the signs: "Brown tourist signs are nationally recognised and help visitors travelling by road to reach destinations and attractions safely. Having the appropriate signage such as brown tourist signs can make a real difference to tourist attractions and the generous donation from The Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club will play an important part in raising the museum’s profile.”
The Museum, which recently reopened to the public after 4 months of lockdown, has welcomed many visitors over the last 4 weeks who have spent time in the freshly refurbished café with its 100+ board games, and been enjoying the new Toys and Models Exhibition.
The Chair and Club members from the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club attended to present a cheque for £1,000 to Alexander Goodger, the Museum Manager.
Alexander said "We are extremely grateful to The Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club for this generous donation. We are an independent museum, with little resource. To receive this donation, which has allowed us to erect brown tourist signs throughout the city has been invaluable. It will signpost visitors to our Museum so they can enjoy a truly authentic and amazing experience."
Jim Paterson, Chair of the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club added "The Museum of Transport is a fantastic museum and we are delighted that our contribution will help make the Museum far more visible for visitors to Dundee."
Attending the cheque presentation with their Classic vehicles were the following Club Members of the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club:
Jim Paterson with his MX5, Gordon Spence and his BMW Coupe, Drew Scott with his TR4, Duncan Massie with his classic TR7, and Ron Adam rocking up with his Porsche 911. Many thanks to Craig Chalmers Photography for the images.