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Our latest exhibition is Cars, COP-26 and the Climate Crisis, opening on 12/03/2022, play with our new interactives, check out the Jaguar I-Pace, Autonomous Range Rover, and check out some early electric cars from the 20th century. We also have Terrific Tractors � feel free to climb aboard and take pictures.

06/12/2023

We're just short of our £25000 goal!

With 15 days to go we’ve asked Tom Morton of Arc Architects, part of the Museum restoration team to share fascinating details of the Maryfield Tram Depot restoration project. Join us for the first part of the video!

Let's hit 100% today. Your support counts!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/restoring-maryfield-tram-depot/backers

Sponsor a brick to help restore Maryfield Tram Depot
04/12/2023

Sponsor a brick to help restore Maryfield Tram Depot

We’re absolutely delighted that our Crowdfunder campaign has got off to such a great start. Thanks to the help of generous donors, we have reached almost 90% of the total in less than two weeks. However, it is an all-or-nothing campaign and we need your support to reach our target of £25,000! We ...

We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to our campaign so far!  In less than a week, we have raised o...
28/11/2023

We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to our campaign so far!

In less than a week, we have raised over £10,000 of our £25,000 target. This remarkable achievement will allow us to repair 1,000 of the 2,500 bricks at Maryfield Tram Depot.

But why is this so important?

The 1901 section of the building has suffered from failed guttering for years. This has caused significant water damage to the bricks both inside and outside the building.

Further complicating matters, the original grouting was harder than the brick itself. This has caused porous bricks to absorb more water leading to even more damage.

Also, acid rain has caused further damage and flaking to the bricks over many years.

We’re on a mission to rectify these issues and restore the depot to its former glory. Thanks to your support, we believe it’s possible! Your comments on the Crowdfunder page have touched our hearts and clearly show how important Maryfield Tram Depot is to our community.

Let's keep the momentum going! Every share, donation, and word of encouragement brings us one step closer to saving this significant part of Dundee's heritage.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/restoring-maryfield-tram-depot

It's over 9000!What an incredible start to our crowdfunding journey. We've raised £9,080 towards our goal of £25,000. Th...
25/11/2023

It's over 9000!

What an incredible start to our crowdfunding journey. We've raised £9,080 towards our goal of £25,000. This overwhelming support gives us great reassurance that the new home of DMofT will be an awaited addition to Dundee's landscape.

We're grateful to each and every one who's already made a pledge, shared our campaign or told their friends about us. Every £10 helps to restore a brick, and your generosity is truly helping to restore the Maryfield Tram Depot.

We have also received countless heartwarming comments. Here's what some of our supporters are saying:
"Such an important piece of Dundee's and Scotland's Transport History it must be saved."
"Such a fantastic project, this will be amazing for the city of Dundee and its residents. Totally deserves as much help as possible!"
"Hopefully this small contribution helps the museum realise its dreams and breaths new life into such an important building."

Every donation and share counts! Together, let's secure the future of the museum in its new, permanent home, and save a significant icon of Dundee’s transport heritage. Remember, it's an all or nothing campaign and we have until 22nd December to reach our full target!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/restoring-maryfield-tram-depot?fbclid=IwAR05cXHiyi2qpmx7StRbq0vZSkoVjPSjshBu5Dd0-iZkQ4V3MN3hXwNclAU

Thank you for your support!

We launched our crowdfunding campaign today, and we need your support! Following repairs to the roof of Maryfield Tram D...
22/11/2023

We launched our crowdfunding campaign today, and we need your support!
Following repairs to the roof of Maryfield Tram Depot earlier this year we now need your help to restore 2,500 damaged bricks.

We’re asking you, our valued supporters, to pledge £10 or more to cover the costs of restoring each brick.

But here’s the catch – it’s an all or nothing campaign and we have only four weeks to raise £25,000!

Here’s how you can help:

- Every £10 pledge helps restore a brick. Your generous donations will directly contribute to the restoration of the tram depot.

- Share the Crowdfunder link far and wide: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/restoring-maryfield-tram-depot

- Spread the word by sharing our posts on Facebook and Instagram.

- Leave a supportive note on our campaign page to inspire others.

By supporting Dundee Museum of Transport at this time you will help secure the future of the museum in its own permanent home, as well as playing your part in saving a significant icon of Dundee’s transport heritage.

With your help, we can restore Maryfield Tram Depot - brick by brick!

Don’t forget - we have only until 22nd December to hit our target. Every donation and share will count!

Thank you for your support!

The Museum is now closed for winter. Thank you for your support during 2023.We will be back in March with refreshed exhi...
03/11/2023

The Museum is now closed for winter. Thank you for your support during 2023.

We will be back in March with refreshed exhibitions, activities and a new programme of events for spring and summer.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Get ready for a special treat at the Dundee Museum of Transport this weekend! We are thrilled to welcome the car owners ...
26/10/2023

Get ready for a special treat at the Dundee Museum of Transport this weekend!

We are thrilled to welcome the car owners and the creative minds behind the Max Power transformations - the team from Ecosse garage to the Dundee Museum of Transport this weekend.

But that’s not all! The creative masterminds behind Ecosse and each of these extraordinary projects, Matt Collins and Diane Paterson, will also be joining us on Sunday.

If you're a fan, enthusiast, or just curious, don't miss this opportunity to meet the creators and owners of these iconic transformations. Come say hi, learn about the cars and their unique designs, and discover the story behind Ecosse's success.

This is an event you won't want to miss.
Diane, Matt the Ecosse Team and the car owners will be with us from 1:30pm on Sunday.

See you this weekend at Dundee Museum of Transport, open 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Riding into the spotlight at Dundee Museum of Transport, we present the extraordinary 'Project Impossible' Peugeot 206 S...
24/10/2023

Riding into the spotlight at Dundee Museum of Transport, we present the extraordinary 'Project Impossible' Peugeot 206 SW 1.6 HDi!

This one-of-a-kind masterpiece was born from a challenge by the renowned Max Power performance car magazine to Ecosse Automotive of Bo’ness. The task? Transform an everyday Agean blue Peugeot 206 family estate into a street style enthusiast's dream.

With a tight budget, Ecosse Automotive not only accepted the challenge but exceeded expectations, featuring a full body Esquiss Auto Virtuel kit, air suspension, a Thule roof box, and the unforgettable 'Lemon Squeezer' spoked wheels. The unique House of Kolor custom paint scheme mimics their painter's morning coffee and biscuits, combining matte coffee, glossy cream, and a rich dark metallic chocolate hues.

Since its move from Coventry to the Dundee Museum of Transport in 2017, it's been turning heads at several events, including the 2023 Max Power reunion meet at Staffordshire Showground.

Come see this transformed masterpiece in person! Open Friday to Monday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

❗️❗️ Red Weather Warning❗️❗️ Due to the MET Office's Red Weather Warning for rain caused by  , Dundee Museum of Transpor...
19/10/2023

❗️❗️ Red Weather Warning❗️❗️

Due to the MET Office's Red Weather Warning for rain caused by , Dundee Museum of Transport will unfortunately be closed this Friday and Saturday, 20th - 21st of October.

We prioritise the safety of our visitors and staff in such weather conditions. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Keep in mind, all tickets purchased remain valid for future admissions.

Stay safe, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Making its grand entrance at the Dundee Museum of Transport, the legendary Peugeot 306 Sedan! This custom-built beauty f...
16/10/2023

Making its grand entrance at the Dundee Museum of Transport, the legendary Peugeot 306 Sedan!

This custom-built beauty first roared onto the scene in 1998, gracing the cover of Max Power and headlining at Max Power Live. Following its debut, it toured Europe, winning hearts at French car shows and even featuring in the Ali G movie and Sony music videos.

Starting life as a humble four-door, the Sedan was transformed into a three-door powerhouse with a massive intercooler nestled within a modified Esquiss front bumper. Its rear showcases a BMW E36 Evo Boot spoiler, while under the hood, a tricked up T16 engine with traction control delivers a whopping 350bhp.

From its first owner, Matt Collins, to its current custodian, Ciaran Lawson, this car has been lovingly preserved and is now ready to impress a new generation.

Drop by to admire this iconic machine in person! Open Friday to Monday, 10am to 4:30pm.

Our Ecosse Max Power Exhibition is at full swing!We proudly presents the dazzling "Impact”, a Peugeot 206cc. This car wa...
12/10/2023

Our Ecosse Max Power Exhibition is at full swing!

We proudly presents the dazzling "Impact”, a Peugeot 206cc. This car was once the dream of lottery winner Lisa Dougan, and with her winnings, she transformed a brand new Aegean blue 206cc into a show-stopping masterpiece.

Lisa, a customisation novice, was lead to Ecosse, where her brand new car was modified. Her keen eye for design led to a stunning House of Kolor Hot Pink Pearl respray, complemented by a designer interior. To top it all, a CC Esquiss Boom Box with Audiobahn subs and amps for those who appreciate shine and sound!

Previously gracing the covers of Fast Car magazine and turning heads at major car shows like Paris Tuning and Super GTI, this stunner now belongs to Ciaran Lawson and is ready to amaze you in Dundee Museum of Transport.

Come in to see it in person! Open Friday to Monday, 10am to 4:30pm.

The Ecosse Max Power Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport is at full swing!This Peugeot 206 vision has been a shinin...
05/10/2023

The Ecosse Max Power Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport is at full swing!
This Peugeot 206 vision has been a shining star in this spectacular display of Max Power Era.

Originally a canary yellow, with a pink pearl, it now gleams in a flawless gloss cream with metallic brown detailing.

Custom features such as the Vision kit, de-badged grill, and a seamless tailgate transition the car into a work of art. The RH ZW1 2 piece wheels with polished lips elegantly complete the exterior transformation.

The car boasts Ecosse air suspension and a pioneering su***de door kit, taking it to a whole new level. Its brown bench-style seating adds a touch of retro elegance. Jas' passion for stretched tyres and wheels has infused the car with an essence of the Euro styled car scene he so admires.

Don't miss your chance to see this automotive marvel! We are open Friday to Monday, 10am - 4:30pm.

We've got a retro racer roaring into Dundee Museum of Transport!Meet the "Retro Racer", a Peugeot 205 meticulously reviv...
03/10/2023

We've got a retro racer roaring into Dundee Museum of Transport!

Meet the "Retro Racer", a Peugeot 205 meticulously revived by Chris Kelly. This stunner has shifted hues from red to orange, and finally settled in an electrifying Kawasaki green with a blue pearl topping, giving it an unmissable sheen.

Chris' 205 made its debut at Max Power Live NEC 2004, scooping up the 'Best French Car of Show' title! Its Emo 215 7x17' rims, sourced from across the pond, complement the car impeccably. The distinctive Ecosse Ghibly bonnet now sports an open meshed grille, and chrome Lexus lights preserve the original silhouette while adding a modern twist.

Under the hood, the original 205 1.4 XS engine has made way for a GTI-6 powerhouse, making this car not just a looker, but a speedster too! This iconic machine, featured in 'Fast & Modified' in 2005, awaits your admiration. Visit us Friday to Monday, 10am to 4:30pm.

The clock is ticking, our Military Vehicle Day is in full swing!Today, we're showcasing an impressive collection of mili...
01/10/2023

The clock is ticking, our Military Vehicle Day is in full swing!

Today, we're showcasing an impressive collection of military vehicles that have served their time on the frontlines. From the robust 1960 Land Rover Series II, a symbol of Britain's post-WWII resilience, to the versatile 1952 Daimler Ferret.

As we honour our military heritage, don't miss your chance to witness this extraordinary display. Today is the day to pay tribute to these mechanical marvels!

We are also joined by Edinburgh LDV, a Home Guard re-enactment group and Poppy Scotland.

The event runs until 4:00pm. Join us in this celebration of courage and engineering prowess!

Join us this Sunday, October 1st, for a unique journey through time at Dundee Museum of Transport's Military Day. Witnes...
29/09/2023

Join us this Sunday, October 1st, for a unique journey through time at Dundee Museum of Transport's Military Day. Witness an array of military vehicles including a tank, Land Rovers, and more.

We're excited to host Edinburgh LDV, a Home Guard re-enactment group. Immerse in the 1940s atmosphere they recreate, showing the bravery and endurance of the Local Defence Volunteers. Experience history come alive as they showcase period-authentic uniforms, equipment, and drills, providing a tangible link to our courageous past.

In collaboration with Poppy Scotland, we remember the sacrifices made and the importance of remembrance. Join us as we honour history and look towards a hopeful future.

See you there!

We invite you to join us on Sunday 1st of October for our Military Day! Relive history as it rumbles to life at Dundee M...
28/09/2023

We invite you to join us on Sunday 1st of October for our Military Day!

Relive history as it rumbles to life at Dundee Museum of Transport, a spectacle that will bring out the military enthusiast in everyone.

Marvel at the strength and resilience of our armed forces vehicles; there’ll be tanks, command cars, Land Rovers, a troop carrier and more, all unique pieces of our military heritage and symbols of our relentless spirit.

We’ll also have Home Guard re-enactment group Edinburgh LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) with a vivid display of courage and endurance.

Poppy Scotland will join us to remind us all of the sacrifices made and the importance of remembrance.

Join us on this journey through time, honouring the past and igniting the future at Dundee Museum of Transport's Military Day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Buckle up! A new star has arrived at Dundee Museum of Transport - "Purple Haze," Peugeot 106 GTI Type E. This build, lov...
26/09/2023

Buckle up!

A new star has arrived at Dundee Museum of Transport - "Purple Haze," Peugeot 106 GTI Type E.

This build, lovingly brought to life by Jamie Rodger, began as a humble basic 106 and transformed into a striking head-turner. With a PorscheRS-inspired body kit, a sleek Esquiss Spirit bulge on the bonnet, and a spoiler-free rear tailgate, every detail accentuates the car's clean and streamlined appearance.

Under the hood Ecosse Automotive completed a 1.6 GTI engine conversion, ensuring a balance of style and substance. The 17" RH Toplines with color-coordinated centers round off this incredible build.

Kept under wraps for the last eight years, this gem recently shone at CleanFest and is ready to impress in 2023. Drop by and appreciate this purple pocket rocket in person!

Exhibition open Friday to Monday, 10am to 4:30pm.

24/09/2023

Start your engines!

The Max Power Ecosse Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport is just getting started. This unique showcase has ignited our season with a remarkable collection of project cars from the iconic Max Power Era.

Waiting for you are unique project cars, each a testament to Ecosse modding brilliance. Every car holds a story of the role it played in the Max Power Era.

As we honour this one of a kind chapter in automotive history, don't miss the chance to witness this amazing display!

The exhibition runs until the end of October. We're currently operating in autumn opening times, from Friday to Monday, 10am to 4:30pm.

Open doors tour at Maryfield Tram Depot!Join us for open door tour at Maryfield Tram Depot, the upcoming home of Dundee ...
22/09/2023

Open doors tour at Maryfield Tram Depot!

Join us for open door tour at Maryfield Tram Depot, the upcoming home of Dundee Museum of Transport!

This weekend, witness the transformation as we breathe new life into this historic structure. Our tour times are 11am and 1pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday. Please note, the 11am slot on Saturday has already been fully booked, but we have spaces at 1pm as well as 3pm Sunday.

These are rare glimpses into the journey of creating our new immersive space with support of businesses and fantastic volunteer groups. Don't miss this opportunity to get a sneak peek at the future of transport heritage in Dundee!

Book now by calling us on 01382 455196 to secure your place.

Dundee Museum of Transport are taking you back in time to the Max power era, with their new Max Power Ecosse Exhibition!...
21/09/2023

Dundee Museum of Transport are taking you back in time to the Max power era, with their new Max Power Ecosse Exhibition! 🚘

Due to an unexpected cancellation we have one exhibitor space available at our Military Vehicle Day on Sunday 1st Octobe...
21/09/2023

Due to an unexpected cancellation we have one exhibitor space available at our Military Vehicle Day on Sunday 1st October. Do you have a tank, troop carrier, command car or another vehicle that you'd love to show off to our visitors at our Market Mews museum? We’d love to hear from you! Please DM us if you'd like to get involved!

We’re looking forward to a fantastic day with a wide selection of military vehicles that you can get up close to. We'll also have Home Guard reinactment group, Edinburgh LDV, and Poppy Scotland also coming along to remind us of the great work our military services do for us. It will be our last big event of the season and we're expecting it to be a fantastic day!



19/09/2023
What an incredible time we've had with the Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition! Our summer has been filled with inspiri...
19/09/2023

What an incredible time we've had with the Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition!

Our summer has been filled with inspiring stories of resilience, all told by these beautiful pieces of British transport history.

A huge thank you to the Jowett Car Club for not only lighting up our museum but also for their generous donation of £75.

As we say goodbye to this fantastic exhibition, we can't help but rev with excitement for what's coming up next. Picture the roar of engines, the glint of custom paint jobs, the intriguing world, where absolutely nothing is off-the-shelf. We can't reveal more just yet, but trust us, it's going to be a high-octane ride.

What a fantastic start to the Dundee Bus Festival! We're thrilled to see so many of you joining us to relive our rich bu...
16/09/2023

What a fantastic start to the Dundee Bus Festival!
We're thrilled to see so many of you joining us to relive our rich bus transport history. In partnership with our friends from Angus Transport Group, we've created an event that's not just a festival, but a real journey through time.

We're sharing an album of highlights from our first day - your excitement and enthusiasm have truly made this a day to remember!

Don't forget - we're here until 4:00 PM today and will be back tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There's still plenty of time to join the fun.

See you at the Dundee Museum of Transport!

Visit  this weekend for Dundee Bus Festival. There’s loads of buses that you can see, get on board, and go for mystery t...
16/09/2023

Visit this weekend for Dundee Bus Festival. There’s loads of buses that you can see, get on board, and go for mystery tours. There’s also a shuttle from Dundee City Centre. We’re open until 4.30pm both days.

We are thrilled to reveal more extraordinary participants of Dundee Bus Festival! First up is GSO 92V - a Leyland Leopar...
12/09/2023

We are thrilled to reveal more extraordinary participants of Dundee Bus Festival!

First up is GSO 92V - a Leyland Leopard that Walter Alexander (Northern) welcomed to commissioned in 1980. Now beautifully restored, this bus dons the bright and distinctive yellow livery that was a signature sight on Tayside until 1985.

Next, VMP 10G, an AEC Reliance that started its journey with the Road Transport Industry Training Board in 1969. Primarily used as a driver training vehicle, it only began carrying fare-paying passengers once it entered preservation.

Lastly, GSC 859T. This Daimler Fleetline double-decker, new to Eastern Scottish of Edinburgh in 1978, carries their once-familiar green livery. It has been recently restored to its original condition after an extensive and will be available to see on Sunday.

Don't miss the chance to witness these remarkable pieces brought by Angus Transport Group at Dundee Museum of Transport during upcoming Bus Festival this weekend!

All vehicles are subject to availability.

It's the final stretch! The Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport is nearing its end. This ...
10/09/2023

It's the final stretch!

The Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport is nearing its end.

This unique showcase has lit the summer with an array of remarkable pieces of British automotive history, from the stunning 1954 Jupiter, the ultimate symbol of prestige, to the resilient 1947 Bradford Van, a testament to post-WWII engineering brilliance.

Each vehicle carries a tale of triumph and resilience, like the Bradford's recovery from a devastating accident in 2000.

As we celebrate 100 years of the Jowett Car Club, don't miss your last chance to witness this remarkable display.

The exhibition closes on September 18th.
Adjusted opening days are Friday to Monday.

Join us to bid farewell to this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Exciting news about our new home!   Our electrical power supply has now been connected, allowing us to continue upgrades...
08/09/2023

Exciting news about our new home!

Our electrical power supply has now been connected, allowing us to continue upgrades on the Maryfield Tram Depot.

Huge thank you to SSE Networks for supporting us with finding the supply and reconnecting the depot.

It’s a small, but significant step towards our new, forever home!

Counting the days! Dundee Bus Festival is a must-visit for anyone with a passion for buses, history, or simply looking f...
06/09/2023

Counting the days!

Dundee Bus Festival is a must-visit for anyone with a passion for buses, history, or simply looking for an entertaining day out with the family.

We're thrilled to feature the iconic 1977 Leyland Leopard YSF 87S as a part of this special weekend! This unique bus, which proudly displays its Strathtay livery, is an engaging part of the collection.

Rob Hughes, a familiar face from previous events, is the proud owner and has taken this vintage gem on the unforgettable Rust2Rome rally. The Leyland Leopard made quite a splash, posing in front of landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum!

With its rich history and adventurous past, we suspect it will be a star of the festival. Don't miss out on the chance to see this piece of British transport history.

Join us and our partner Angus Transport Group at the Dundee Bus Weekend on 16th and 17th September!



We are thrilled to give more detail about a grand addition to Dundee Bus Festival 2023: the 2005 Volvo B7TL double-decke...
04/09/2023

We are thrilled to give more detail about a grand addition to Dundee Bus Festival 2023: the 2005 Volvo B7TL double-decker!

Originally serving Strathtay in Dundee, this bus has recently been gifted to Angus Transport Group by Stagecoach for preservation. Now fully restored in its Strathtay livery, this iconic bus is ready to hit the road once again, specifically for Dundee Bus Festival!

For the first time since its restoration, you'll be able to experience this magnificent symbol of local transportation right here in Dundee. We're planning a few nostalgic runs to Monifieth, tracing the route it once regularly travelled.

There’s so much more to this years Dundee Bus Festival! Come join us and our partner Angus Transport Group to celebrate this and other remarkable pieces and take a memorable ride back in time.

We are in attendance at the Scottish Performance Car Show today in Kincardine, pop by and say hi if you are about! 🚗💨
03/09/2023

We are in attendance at the Scottish Performance Car Show today in Kincardine, pop by and say hi if you are about! 🚗💨

Get ready for an exciting weekend at Dundee Museum of Transport as we host the Dundee Bus Festival on the 16th and 17th ...
31/08/2023

Get ready for an exciting weekend at Dundee Museum of Transport as we host the Dundee Bus Festival on the 16th and 17th of September.

This year, we're showcasing 12 unique buses, including two local treasures – a 2005 Volvo B7TL double-decker, donated by Stagecoach and restored to its original Strathtay livery by the Angus Transport Group, and the 1977 Leyland Leopard YSF 87S, a Strathtay veteran that recently completed the Rust2Rome rally. This is your first chance to see the Volvo back in Dundee with the opportunity to join a nostalgic run to Monifieth.

Rob Hughes, the Leyland Leopard's owner, will also be present, to share stories of his remarkable Rust2Rome adventure. See his iconic images of the bus in front of landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum.

There’ll also be a shuttle bus from the city centre to the Museum throughout the weekend. Plus, we're bringing back Pleasure Drives – mystery tours to secret destinations, reviving a beloved tradition from Dundee's transport past!

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Dundee's bus and coach history first hand at Dundee Museum of Transport.

There’s only a few more weeks to see the Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport.And it’s tim...
29/08/2023

There’s only a few more weeks to see the Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition at Dundee Museum of Transport.
And it’s time to present one of the oldest exhibits - 1934 Long Saloon, lovingly known as "Belinda"!

During the 1930s, Jowett's 7hp twin-cylinder light cars took the automotive world by storm. The Long Saloon and the sleek Kestrel were the stars of the era, capturing hearts with their style and performance. In 1934, the Long Saloon was fitted with a 4-speed gearbox, enhancing its capabilities.

Promoted with the slogan "The little engine with the big pull," Belinda has a fascinating history. It has been with the Purves family since 1956 when Bill purchased it as his first car for a mere £25, a bargain compared to an Austin 7 at £50.

Belinda has been on countless adventures, serving as the family car for many years, accompanying them on camping holidays, and even a memorable trip to Rome in the '60s!
In a comical turn of events, the car was once stolen in London, but the unsuspecting thieves learned the hard way that its accelerator and brake pedals were reversed, resulting in an unexpected encounter with parked cars.

After undergoing meticulous restoration, Belinda made a triumphant return in 2006, showcasing its rebuilt bodywork and refurbished interior at the Jowett Car Club's Rally at Bingley.

You can learn more about this famous Long Saloon at Dundee Museum of Transport! The exhibition lasts until the 18th September, don’t miss your chance to see it for yourself!

We're excited to shine the spotlight on the heart of our current exhibit, the majestic 1954 Jowett Jupiter from the Jowe...
25/08/2023

We're excited to shine the spotlight on the heart of our current exhibit, the majestic 1954 Jowett Jupiter from the Jowett Car Club Centenary Exhibition. We're talking about the engine, a true story of British engineering brilliance.

This 1486cc, 8 valve flat-four engine is so much more than just numbers. It captures the spirit of an era when raw power and mechanical charm took centre stage. With a modest 62 horsepower, this marvel could push the Jupiter to a top speed of 85 mph, and from 0 to 60 in an exhilarating (for the time) 17 seconds. Its four-speed manual gearbox adds to the authenticity and charm that is so emblematic of the time.

What's even more impressive is that the Jupiter's engine delivered about 25 miles per gallon, a remarkable blend of power and efficiency in the 50s.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of this iconic engine and understand the technology that powered the last motor car produced by Jowett Cars Ltd. Join us to celebrate 100 years of the Jowett Car Club and explore the rich history of our shared automotive heritage!

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10 Market Mews, Market Street
Dundee
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Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

Telephone

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