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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


The fourth largest city in Scotland, Dundee is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, connected to the south by a modern road bridge and a two-mile rail bridge, built between 1883 and 1888 after its predecessor was blown down in a gale in 1879 as a train was making the crossing.

For many years, Dundee’s economy was based on textiles, whaling, and shipbuilding.  It was also the home of publisher DC Thompson & Co, famous for the ‘Beano’ comic.

Today it is a modern city with a strong arts tradition and home to a number of international companies.

Dundee Museum of Transport

A lively and active local transport museum with a changing collection of cars, public service, and commercial vehicles.

Dundee Museum of Transport, Unit 10 Market Mews, Market Street, Dundee, DD1 3LA.

April 2014 - present

Dundee flight memorial

A memorial to the record-breaking flight undertaken in 1938 by Don Bennett, founder of Fairthorpe cars.

On the north bank of the Firth of Tay, close to the Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee DD1 4XA.

October 1997 - present.

Central Lowlands locations