Repurposing old tram depot for Dundee, Scotland transport museum to cost £4M

The group behind the proposed permanent base of Dundee Museum of Transport has revealed it will cost an estimated £4 million to redevelop.

The conversion of the old Maryfield Tram Depot on Forfar Road into a new state-of-the-art museum facility is tipped to cost £3m alone.

The further task of transporting and fitting the exhibition pieces will be around £1m.

The group are applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to give the museum a permanent home.

Speaking at a Maryfield Community Planning Partnership meeting, Colin Smith, of Glamis Consultancy, and museum consultant Fiona Sinclair, of CFJ Associates, set out their plans for the museum. “We plan to have 15 full-time employees on site. There will also be opportunities for traineeships and volunteering work, particularly with regards to preservation and restoration of exhibits. We would hope to have about 50 volunteers on site during the week.

The facility, currently based at Market Street, will tell the story of Dundee’s transport history through the ages.

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