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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Batchelor

Dundee Museum of Transport Features In Crowdfunder’s Top 100 Worldwide Projects


The Dundee Museum of Transport’s “Sponsor a Brick” fundraiser has been featured by Crowdfunder in their Top 100 Worldwide Projects list.

 

The fundraiser, which was launched last year, was created to raise money to save the derelict Maryfield Tram Depot, on Forfar Road, from further damage. Originally campaigning to gather £25,000, the total went up to £27,000 on the Crowdfunder campaign, allowing campaigners to reach their target comfortably.


Combined with the Crowdfunder total and other donations, the fundraiser raised over £34,000, which was £9,000 more than they originally campaigned for.

 


The depot site was purchased by the Dundee Museum of Transport back in 2015 in the hope that one day, the museum could move into the site. With the success of the campaign, they are now hoping to transform it and have the museum move into the premises in the next few years.

 

The Museum of Transport is currently based on Market Street near City Quay, and has continued to be ranked as one of the top attractions to visit in the city.


 

Crowdfunder, who featured the fundraiser, ranking them 63rd in their list, stated:

 

“The concept of selling virtual bricks online for £10 each propelled them towards their £25,000 target and enabled them to secure the necessary funds to commence the restoration work”.

 

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