Moving the Museum Visit Outside

by Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Scotland, United Kingdom

Moving the Museum Visit Outside
We did it
On 9th February 2021 we successfully raised £8,375 ( + est. £1793.75 Gift Aid ) with 157 supporters in 56 days

Our aim is to take the visitor experience outside and to improve access to, and make better use of, our fifteen acre site.

by Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Scotland, United Kingdom

Covid 19 has given us all a new appreciation of outdoor spaces. At Grampian Transport Museum it has highlighted to us the fact that our site is an underutilised asset. We now plan to make better use of our site by improving access to the local community, extending the visitor experience outside and re-introducing our ever-popular track activities!

The first step of this is to create a new exit vestibule at the rear of our main building. This will help keep the loss of heat and dry air to a minimum as well as providing clean and safe access to the existing outside paved walkways. 


It will also provide access to our first significant external exhibit: a 2014 Van Hool hydrogen fuel cell bus generously gifted to the museum by Aberdeen City Council.  The bus will be repurposed as a video theatre to extend our ‘Probing the Future’ exhibition by telling the local and wider story of the development of the use of hydrogen for transportation. 

The Van Hool bus will be the first of many new and exciting outdoor exhibits, offering significant additions to the normal museum visit. The new vestibule will also pave the way for the keenly anticipated return of GTM’s highly rated track activities and events.


Our initial goal is to raise £10,000 to fund the secure and safe rear entrance/exit. However, we would love to raise more! Any money raised above our initial target will then be used to create additional outside displays.

To say thank you, we have created a set of rewards to give something back for your generosity. Rewards range from a thank you letter from the chair to an invite to our much-anticipated post-Covid celebration which we look forward to hosting once things return to a semblance of normality! 

Please help us to take the first step and OPEN THE DOOR to GETTING THE MUSEUM BACK ON TRACK!



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

Exclusive invite to the museum’s POST COVID PARTY!

You will receive a special invite to the museum’s post Covid thanksgiving party which is valid for two people. It will take place on the site once the Covid restrictions are no longer in place. A real celebration is intended with ample food and drink plus live music and a few surprises!

£5 or more

Thank you!

A thank you message from the museum's chair.

£10 or more

Adult complimentary pass

You will receive an adult complimentary pass for the museum and a thank you letter from the chair

£20 or more

Two adult complimentary passes

You will receive two adult complimentary passes for the museum and a thank you letter from the chair

£50 or more

Two adult complimentary passes and 2 light lunches

You will receive a two adult complimentary pass for the museum which includes a light lunch for two and a thank you letter from the chair

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