History of the Grampian Transport Museum 

The Grampian Transport Museum is a living museum that probes the past, present and future. Many exhibits are climb aboard, hands-on and even ride on! The exhibits are updated every year during the closed season, providing a wide range of new and exciting things to see each year.

Grampian Transport Museum can trace its history back to the early 1970s when a number of local enthusiasts became conscious of the fact that there was a very active interest in historic transport in the North East of Scotland

Building work was completed in September 1982 and the Museum in its present form opened in April 1983. In that year 25,000 visitors were recorded and the GTM was suddenly an important local facility. A major extension was built in 1998 to house a new collections care facility, schoolroom, tearoom and workshop, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Museum’s Council (now Museums Galleries Scotland).

Recent Developments

Recent developments include the construction of an improved reception, which was completed in the spring of 2016. Construction of the new facility took place over the winter of 2015/2016. 

The museum is constantly looking to improve and, as a registered charity and accredited museum, has laid out plans to take development up to 2023.

What's on Offer?

The museum has a whole host of attractions and events that make it a fantastic day out. From Junior Driving Schools and The Travellers Rest Tea Room to an array of wonderful exhibits, the museum has established itself as a vital part of the local community in the North East. 

Join The Team

The Grampian Transport Museum has developed a loyal, committed team of enthusiasts who are passionate about the organisation. The values of the organisation have helped attract the right talent and build a strong team. If you would like to join them, take a look at the role below.