Dundee Museum of Transport

Dundee Museum of Transport Official page for the Dundee Museum of Transport.
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For some considerable time a number of independent groups and individuals have been quietly acquiring and preserving our local transport heritage. However until now there has been no way of bringing them all together and offering the public a chance to see their "hidden heritage". In February 2010 representatives from several local groups met with a view to establishing Dundee Museum of Transport (DMofT). A committee was elected with a view to advancing the plans as quickly as possible and on 2 June 2010 Dundee Museum of Transport was granted charitable status. On Saturday 26 April 2014, after over four years of hard work, Dundee Museum of Transport opened to the public for the very first time. Although we are based in Dundee we aim to represent the transport heritage of Tayside and beyond. Dundee Museum of Transport is a SCIO Registered Charity no SCO41529

Mission: The Dundee Museum of Transport preserves the transport heritage of Dundee and the surrounding area. We aim to enable our visitors to gain enjoyment, learning and inspiration from our collections, buildings and activities.

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your entries for our online motor show! Visit http://dundeemotorshow.org.uk/ to submi...
30/07/2020

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your entries for our online motor show! Visit http://dundeemotorshow.org.uk/ to submit your vehicle and check out the submissions we've gotten from around the world! 🌍
#dundee #carshow

Did you know that there used to be three main railway stations in Dundee? This is Dundee West Station, which was built i...
28/07/2020

Did you know that there used to be three main railway stations in Dundee?

This is Dundee West Station, which was built in 1890 and operated up until 1965! It was then demolished the following year to make way for a bypass for the Tay Road Bridge.

The Museum now offers concession rates to all NHS staff! We're so grateful for everything you do. #dundee #InThisTogethe...
27/07/2020

The Museum now offers concession rates to all NHS staff! We're so grateful for everything you do. #dundee #InThisTogether

The deadline for entry to the 2020 Dundee Motor Show is fast approaching! Be sure to submit your entry at http://dundeem...
27/07/2020

The deadline for entry to the 2020 Dundee Motor Show is fast approaching! Be sure to submit your entry at http://dundeemotorshow.org.uk/ before this Friday! #dundee #carshow

We have another request for help identifying a car! These photos would have been taken around 1930, and the gentleman in...
26/07/2020

We have another request for help identifying a car! These photos would have been taken around 1930, and the gentleman in the first photo was known to favor Citroens 🚗 If you have any guesses as to what make or model this is, please comment below!

Check out these images showing how the old Tay bridge was constructed! The article comes from an 1873 edition of the mag...
25/07/2020

Check out these images showing how the old Tay bridge was constructed! The article comes from an 1873 edition of the magazine 'The Engineer.' #dundee #taybridge #dundeeculture

We're getting a rainbow of entries in the Dundee Motor Show 🌈If you haven't had a look lately, be sure to visit http://d...
24/07/2020

We're getting a rainbow of entries in the Dundee Motor Show 🌈

If you haven't had a look lately, be sure to visit http://dundeemotorshow.org.uk/ to look at all the fabulous entries we've been getting! There's still time to enter too - be sure to send in your entry by 31 July!

#dundee #baxterpark #carshow

We loved learning about  Dundonian aviator Preston Watson in "the Klaxon" this month! What was your favourite feature? I...
21/07/2020

We loved learning about Dundonian aviator Preston Watson in "the Klaxon" this month! What was your favourite feature?

If you haven't checked it out, you can download the latest edition of our magazine "The Klaxon" at this link:https://www.dmoft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Klaxon-3-Final.pdf

Have you ever noticed the 1950s picnic basket in Hall 1? It features the finest bakelite dishes and tiny salt and pepper...
20/07/2020

Have you ever noticed the 1950s picnic basket in Hall 1? It features the finest bakelite dishes and tiny salt and pepper shakers. We all want one of our own! 😀

#dundee

We need your help! We got an email from a Ms. Seaton, asking for information about her mother, who worked on the Dundee ...
19/07/2020

We need your help! We got an email from a Ms. Seaton, asking for information about her mother, who worked on the Dundee buses in the 1960s. Here's what she said:

''I was wondering if you may be able to help me, my mum was a bus conductress back in the late 1960s is it possible if you have any information on her please, as far as I remember she was on the 1A 1B as I remember as a child I used to get on her bus at Shore Terrace, we lived in Beechwood at the time she worked with a Georgina Robertson also from Beechwood.''

If you think you can help, please send us a message or comment below!

#dundee

To celebrate our re-opening, we've released our latest issue of The Klaxon! This month covers everything from a Dundee-b...
18/07/2020

To celebrate our re-opening, we've released our latest issue of The Klaxon! This month covers everything from a Dundee-born pioneer aviator, to an early feminist car company, to the Hyperloop transport system. Check it out at the link below and let us know what you think!
https://www.dmoft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Klaxon-3-Final.pdf

A handy guide to what's opening in Dundee! Be sure to come see us 🙂
17/07/2020

A handy guide to what's opening in Dundee! Be sure to come see us 🙂

❤️🏙️ What's opening in #Dundee and when will they as the city begins opening up to the world? #DundeeIsOpen ❤️🏙️ #StaySafe

Did you see us in The Courier this morning? We're thrilled with the response we've had to our reopening, and we hope to ...
17/07/2020

Did you see us in The Courier this morning? We're thrilled with the response we've had to our reopening, and we hope to see more of you soon! 😀
#dundee #HameTownTourist

STV News interviewed our Museum Manager, Alexander, about the re-opening of the museum yesterday. Let us know if you saw...
16/07/2020

STV News interviewed our Museum Manager, Alexander, about the re-opening of the museum yesterday. Let us know if you saw the clip! #dundee

We've had a great first day being open! Thanks so much to those of you who came to visit us, as well as our volunteers w...
15/07/2020

We've had a great first day being open! Thanks so much to those of you who came to visit us, as well as our volunteers who helped us prepare for reopening!

As a reminder, we're open every day but Tuesday from 10:30-3:30. We hope to see you soon! #dundee

We reopen tomorrow! Thanks so much to our volunteers who have helped us get the museum ready to welcome back visitors - ...
14/07/2020

We reopen tomorrow! Thanks so much to our volunteers who have helped us get the museum ready to welcome back visitors - especially for wiping four months'-worth of dust off the cars! #dundee #welcomebackdundee

We've received our "We're Good to Go" certificate! This is issued by the government to show that we're following all COV...
12/07/2020

We've received our "We're Good to Go" certificate! This is issued by the government to show that we're following all COVID-19 safety measures in the museum. We're committed to ensuring your safety, and we can't wait to see you back at the museum! #we'regoodtogo #dundee #inthistogether

In preparation for our reopening on 15th July, we've introduced some safety measures to help ensure the safety of volunt...
11/07/2020

In preparation for our reopening on 15th July, we've introduced some safety measures to help ensure the safety of volunteers and visitors. We've created a safety video and information sheet outlining these measures, which you can view here. We hope to see you all soon! #dundee #dundeelove

https://youtu.be/WyzV_JshCPw

https://www.dmoft.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVID-Safety-Sheet-Visitors-V2.pdf

Exciting news! Dundee Museum of Transport will reopen on Wednesday 15th July! We've put a range of safety measures in pl...
10/07/2020

Exciting news! Dundee Museum of Transport will reopen on Wednesday 15th July! We've put a range of safety measures in place to ensure the health of our visitors and volunteers--keep an eye on our social media to find out about these measures, along with everything else you need to know about your visit! #dundee #dundeelove #madeindundee

We've been using this time in lockdown to make some refurbishments! We just got a fresh coat of paint on the floor in ha...
08/07/2020

We've been using this time in lockdown to make some refurbishments! We just got a fresh coat of paint on the floor in hall 1, and we can't wait to show off what else we've done!

Here's an easy way to help the Museum, even while in lockdown: just leave us a review on Trip Advisor! Trip Advisor is t...
04/07/2020

Here's an easy way to help the Museum, even while in lockdown: just leave us a review on Trip Advisor! Trip Advisor is the #1 way that visitors find out about the Museum, and it really does help our work. Our trip advisor page can be found here: http://ow.ly/spfL50AnQ1J Thanks so much!

03/07/2020

One of our volunteers, Kieran, has created a youtube channel with videos of model trains and other vehicles! There are some real gems, such as this video explaining how a tinplate toy boat works. Great work, Kieran! #modeltrain #modelboat

https://youtu.be/qxmDwK644Tc

In 1964, the Flying Scotsman made its way through Dundee! Folks turned out in droves to witness the famous steam engine....
29/06/2020

In 1964, the Flying Scotsman made its way through Dundee! Folks turned out in droves to witness the famous steam engine. Thanks so much to our trustee Alex Coupar for sharing these spectacular images with us! #FlyingScotsman #Dundee

Thanks so much to those of you who have completed our survey! If you haven't, we would really appreciate it if you could...
27/06/2020

Thanks so much to those of you who have completed our survey! If you haven't, we would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to fill it out--it really does help the museum, and you can enter to win a £20 Amazon card. Thanks so much for your support!

Link to survey: https://forms.gle/fX34TJyxcFfS11zJA

24/06/2020

We're conducting a survey to help us guide the future direction of the museum! We'd be grateful if you could take about 5 minutes to complete the survey below. You can also choose to be entered into a drawing for a £20 Amazon card! The survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/bgzeHdG369f1b7dU6

Thanks so much for your support! #dundee

We've been recognised for our work in developing career opportunities for young people in Dundee and Angus! Thanks so mu...
23/06/2020

We've been recognised for our work in developing career opportunities for young people in Dundee and Angus! Thanks so much to whomever nominated us for this award. 🤗

We have volunteer opportunities in a huge range of fields, from marketing and social media to building work to retail and customer service. If you'd like to join us, please send us a message or send us an email at [email protected]! #DYW_DA

Here's another great image shared with us by the St Andrews Preservation Trust! It's a view of the St Andrews bus statio...
22/06/2020

Here's another great image shared with us by the St Andrews Preservation Trust! It's a view of the St Andrews bus station in 1972--quite a difference from today! #standrews

© St Andrews Preservation Trust

We love this image of holiday makers in the 1960s at the Kinkell Braes Caravan Site in St Andrews! Thank so much to the ...
20/06/2020

We love this image of holiday makers in the 1960s at the Kinkell Braes Caravan Site in St Andrews! Thank so much to the St Andrews Preservation Trust for sharing it with us. #caravan #standrews

© St Andrews Preservation Trust

Did you know that the world's first known leisure caravan was created in Scotland? Scottish medic Dr William Stables, pi...
18/06/2020

Did you know that the world's first known leisure caravan was created in Scotland? Scottish medic Dr William Stables, pictured here with his dog and a friend, commissioned the world's first leisure caravan, nicknamed "The Wanderer," in 1885. It was pulled by two horses and frequently got stuck on unpaved roads. #museumfromhome #caravan

We've had a couple of enquiries, so we wanted to clarify that our Bus and Coach Day is NOT happening this Sunday, as was...
17/06/2020

We've had a couple of enquiries, so we wanted to clarify that our Bus and Coach Day is NOT happening this Sunday, as was originally scheduled. The Museum is still closed for the time being, as per government guidance, but we will keep you updated as we know more in the coming weeks. Stay safe! #inthistogether

Did you know that in 1934, Henry Ford patented a design for transverse rear-engine car with front-wheel drive, together ...
16/06/2020

Did you know that in 1934, Henry Ford patented a design for transverse rear-engine car with front-wheel drive, together with four-wheel steering? It’s unclear whether this car was ever a real proposition, intended to be manufactured eventually. It could be that Ford was simply experimenting with different layouts—by patenting the design, he could prevent competitors from using any of these unique elements in their designs. On the other hand, this could have been a deliberate ploy to confuse Ford’s competitors while developing totally unrelated cars. Alas, we will probably never know! #Ford #museumfromhome

The Edinburgh fire brigade is the oldest in the UK, having been founded around 1426. It was not until 1906 that the brig...
14/06/2020

The Edinburgh fire brigade is the oldest in the UK, having been founded around 1426. It was not until 1906 that the brigade acquired its first fire engine, a sixty horsepower Merryweather. It had an output of 500 gallons of water a minute and ran on paraffin. It was the most powerful fire engine to have ever operated in Scotland, but it was notoriously difficult to steer and tended to get caught in the tram lines!
#transporthistory #museumfromhome

Romance blossoms on Dundee buses! 💕One of our supporters, Jane McKenzie, shared a great story of how her parents met whe...
12/06/2020

Romance blossoms on Dundee buses! 💕

One of our supporters, Jane McKenzie, shared a great story of how her parents met when working for Dundee Corporation Transport. Here's what she said:

"My Mum's name was Jean Doig and she met my Dad, Ally Cowie, when she was a Cleppie. They had a bit of a whirlwind romance and were both in their late 20’s when they married in 1957. After a cup of tea and cake in Blackshade at my Gran’s house they were waved off on the London train. My Dad had got another job in an Oxo factory. After a year there they returned to Dundee when I was six weeks old. My Dad worked for the Libraries for a while before returning to the buses as a conductor on the 22. When I met my husband he was horrified as he remembered being thrown off the bus by my Dad for paying half fare...then being caught smoking up the stairs! When we got married in 1979 we had two double decker buses to run us to our wedding."

#dundee #transporthistory

Check out this old newspaper advert for the Hillman! We're not sure of the date, but we're guessing it's from some time ...
11/06/2020

Check out this old newspaper advert for the Hillman! We're not sure of the date, but we're guessing it's from some time in the 1950s. Let us know if you have a better guess! #hillman #museumfromhome

Another amazing photo from Dundee City Archives! From their description: "According to the vehicle registration records ...
10/06/2020

Another amazing photo from Dundee City Archives! From their description: "According to the vehicle registration records held in the City Archives, TS 32 is listed as a Manns Patent Steam Motor Lorry and was first registered on the 6th of October 1908 to the Strathmore Linen Company Ltd in Coupar Angus.

The Strathmore Linen Works was located on Perth Road and occupied at site to the west of the Blairgowrie branch railway line just before it joined the main line between Perth and Forfar.

From the Hi Res version of this photograph we are able to see writing on the front of the vehicle which says it is a Mann Steam Cart Wagon.

Ownership of this vehicle appears to have changed hands since it was first owned by the Strathmore Linen Company as the signwriting on the boiler says:

Cargill Co Ltd
Dundee No. 1
Weight 2 ton 17cwt"

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10 Market Mews, Market Street
Dundee
DD1 3LA

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Monday 10:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 15:30
Thursday 10:30 - 15:30
Friday 10:30 - 15:30
Saturday 10:30 - 15:30
Sunday 10:30 - 15:30

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I came across this picture of the number 32 bus while clearing my late father's house
This is a bit of a longshot but i thought I'd post on here as it seemed relevant to Dundee and classic cars. I bought my 1969 Mini Cooper in 1990 from a garage in Kirriemuir. From a DVLA search it has spent most of it's life up to that time around Perth, Dundee and Arbroath areas. I'm just interested to know if any of the previous owners remember the car or maybe even have photo's or other documents that would be of interest to me. I have fully restored the car and would just like a bit more history prior to my 30 years of ownership. Thanks.
Any "local" photos from the early 70s please? Specifically Of the Austin Maxi, or is that too ........... ;)
I've been watching some videos ot the Lathalmond open weekend on youtube and 300 (WTS 272T) has appeared in a couple of them and it got me wondering, when was it converted into an open topper? If memory serves me right, it wasn't long into it's service life, a handful of years at most, but I can't remember exactly when, can anyone help?
it's the small things that matter right now. STAY AT HOME.
Free Tayside PDF Bus & Rail Timetable Book For Free Download, Genuinely No Strings Attached! I have compiled a complete Bus & Rail Timetable book, including every bus service in the extended Tayside area, and all three current ScotRail timetables in the area. You can get this online only, FOR FREE. No strings attached. FREE OF CHARGE with NO CREDIT CARD, NO MAILING LIST SIGN UP, NO BS. Just a wee treat from me to you! So, why am I giving this away? At the moment DundeeTravelInfo.com is about to close, and the Angus Council timetable page includes services withdrawn at the end of 2018! (Yes, guess which diddy went for the 119 last Spring as a result?) The sad thing is I have offered to help at no cost (to cover staff long since gone and not replaced), but sadly “No answer is the loud reply”… So we need something like my own website now more than ever. The PDF contains no indexes or fares or introduction – the SES fares are changing in a week or two – and an Index. Having said when looking through a lot of the schools data on Traveline for Angus some are clearly years old, with some schools long since switched to aysmetic finishing hours, but they seem to be long forgotten. Aah well, that’s what Freedom of Information is useful for! The timetable should be correct up to Monday 30th March 2020’s changes for Angus tendering, EXCEPT Forfar Town Services which was unavailable at the time of going to compiling. There’s even a page of forthcoming changes and Covid-19/Coronavirus updates. The latter is being covered by Traveline Scotland, and you can find their regularly updated link in the download. You can download the full 568 page book Download the file (about 125 mb) at https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqax4z4nqtw78or/Complete%20Book.pdf?dl=0 . At the moment the Update is empty, but I will do my best to keep this updated at https://www.dropbox.com/s/loqaumkoc8ude9y/Update.pdf?dl=0 If you really like this and want to/can afford to, you can chuck a few pennies in the kitty online at https://ko-fi.com/scotbus With relation to my website (www.dundeebuses.info) the site is being redeveloped to hopefully go live late March 2020, but timetable directories etc. will be updated first. With the forthcoming closure of Dundee’s City Council travel information website, DundeeBuses remains available for timetable, routes and fares information. DundeeBuses keeps expanding and now covers all of Tayside (now Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Perth & Kinross Council), parts of North East Fife covered by the ABC Dundee ticket zone (the Tay Bridge head area), and Killin/Lix Toll/Tyndrum areas of Stirlingshire too. For now the PDF book (links above) will fill the gap until the Indexes etc. can be done. Any questions – please do ask!
ps i wonder if anyone can help me i have just purchased a 1976 ford torino (starsky and hutch car) and with the car came a history folder and in the folder was a mention of kevin don and was linked with the dundee transport museum would any one one here have any pics of the car in the museum approx date would of been around 2012- 2014 any info would be greatly appreciated thank you
Merry Christmas to everyone at Dundee Museum of Transport from the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust.
At a friends mothers house on sunday these originate from dundees last tram i believe thought they may be off interest
Dee Mcgonigal Daniel Mcgonigal Lewis McGonigal Davie Mcgonigal this could be worth a visit