Dundee Museum of Transport has revealed the first visuals and initial concept designs created for the exhibition space at Maryfield Tram Depot, a former tram and bus depot and the planned permanent home for the museum.

The visuals, from museum designer Matt Langstaff, show a combined use of artefacts, interactives, graphics and audio-visual installations at the new location in the North East of the City.

Designs for the new Dundee Museum of Transport's Maryfield Tram Depot home (Matt Langstaff)

The museum said the new designs will allow the upcoming museum space, which is currently in the first phase of renovation work, “celebrate the lives and achievements of Dundonians from the past, present and future.”

Last month the museum announced the receipt of £250,000 in funding from The Northwood Charitable Trust, an addition to previous donations from the Trust, bringing its total contributions to over £500,000 for the ongoing renovation work. Initial work to rectify structural issues in the roof of the Victorian building was completed earlier this year.

The Interior of Maryfield Tram Depot (Dundee Museum of Transport)

The museum said while almost £1.5m has been raised to date, the project still has “some way to go” to meet its £3.5m target.

There is an ongoing effort to raise funds and a planned crowdfunding campaign will launch in the autumn. The museum continues to operate as normal from its current home on Dundee’s Market Street.

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