Santa to take a pit stop at Museum on route to North Pole


29th November 2018

Dundee Museum of Transport is preparing to welcome young visitors to Santa’s grotto on the iconic Routemaster bus outside the museum at Market Mews next weekend.

Museum volunteers have been transforming the big red bus into a magical grotto for Santa providing a unique experience for families with young children.

A special ticket price of £8 includes a visit to Santa’s grotto, a present from Santa and free child admission to the museum along with half price admission for the accompanying grown-up!

Children visiting the museum will enjoy finding their favourite Christmas characters in a specially designed museum trail. There’ll also be hot drinks and cakes in the tearoom for the whole family to enjoy!

Museum manager Sam Walker said “Our volunteers are excited to welcome visitors to our first ever Santa’s grotto at the museum. All proceeds raised over the weekend will support our work in preserving Dundee’s transport history and improving the museum for future generations.

“We would also like to acknowledge P.S.Ridgway Ltd for kindly sponsoring the event. Santa can rest assured that if Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolf need any support on the big day, Ridgway's will be on hand!”

The Routemaster bus will be boarding visitors to Santa’s grotto between 10.00am - 12.30pm, and 1.30pm - 3.30pm on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. Tickets can be purchased at the museum on the day.

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Dundee Museum of Transport

Dundee Museum of Transport was established in 2010 with the aim of saving and re-developing the site of the former Maryfield Tram Depot. The Museum, currently situated on Market Street in Dundee, opened in 2014 and has become a popular attraction among the City's thriving heritage scene.

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