Brick by brick

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The magnificent depot building dates back to 1901, but major work is still needed. DUNDEE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT

A successful crowdfunding campaign is helping to restore a Tayside tram depot to house a comprehensive new museum, reports Nick Larkin

A Scottish transport museum’s appeal to raise millions of pounds to restore a currently derelict 1901 tram depot as its eventual home has benefited from a successful ‘sponsor a brick’ crowdfunding campaign, which netted £27,531 in donations plus a further £6,150 in Gift Aid.

Dundee Museum of Transport is carrying out work on the former Maryfield tram depot, which it hopes to move into during the summer of 2025. An estimated 2,500 bricks in the building are in need of repair or replacement, at an estimated cost of £99,000, far more than was originally thought.

Crowdfunders were invited to give £10 or more per brick. The appeal ended on 22 December, with 506 supporters chipping in over 35 days.


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