Transport Museum Celebrates Summer with Extended Hours and Free Junior Driving School

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Outdoor Junior Driving School Returns for Second Consecutive Year

Designed to coincide with school holidays across the country, museum director Ross McKirdy is delighted to welcome thousands of visitors from home and abroad: “Since the lifting of the Covid restrictions, we are very happy to be able to fully open the museum and to offer our traditional warm welcome.

It feels good to see smiling faces while keeping some reasonable precautions for everyone’s comfort.

“Our online reservation system has proven particularly popular as it makes entry quick and easy.”

Thanks to support from Museums and Galleries Scotland (MGS), the museum is able to open its Junior Outdoor Driving School (JDS) free of charge for the second year in a row.

Ross knows what an attraction that can be.

He said: “The junior driving school is a star attraction for 4-8 year olds, they love it.

“This is a ‘learning through play’ activity that gives them an understanding of important rules of the road, helping to keep them safe.

“Normally £4 for a 20 minute lesson, that’s great value for money, but in these difficult times with skyrocketing costs of living, it wouldn’t be a priority spend.

“We are therefore delighted to be able to offer it again for free this summer thanks to the generosity of a grant from MGS, who have been extremely supportive of the museum sector across Scotland.

“Knowing how popular this is going to be, booking online in advance will be essential, but it’s very easy with full details on our website at www.gtm.org.uk or call 019755 62292 if we can help you.”

The Junior Driving School is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily from July 1 with trained instructors always on hand.

There is also free access to the front of the museum with a shop, restrooms and a sample of exhibits on display.

The Grampian Transport Museum has an impressive range of transport exhibits, from traveling chariots from the 1800s to some of the fastest cars ever made.


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