Dundee museum prepares lottery bid for historic permanent home

PRESERVATION UPDATE

Dundee 127 (AYJ 379), the Croft-bodied Daimler CVD6 on display in the current museum building.
The paintwork on former Alexander (Northern) NRB194 (KWG 655), an Alexander-bodied Leyland Titan PD3/3, has been rubbed down ready for application of its yellow and cream livery.

The Dundee Museum of Transport — currently in temporary accommodation near the city centre — is in the final stages of preparing a bid for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant towards making the former Maryfield bus, tram and trolleybus depot its permanent home. The museum was established to save the Grade B-listed Maryfield building in the north-east of the city — believed to be the oldest surviving tram depot in Scotland — and is bidding for just under £1million of HLF money. Closing date for bids is in June, with a decision expected in September. It also is stepping up fundraising of a further £1.5million towards the £3million it expects to spend on refurbishing the large building, fitting out the interior with an exhibition space and workshops, and creating an outdoor events area with visitor parking. Renewing the roof alone will cost around £750,000.

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