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Great Train Robbery at the Grampian Transport Museum

The Grampian Transport Museum is set to open its 2014 season on Sunday, 30 March 2014.

The Past & Future of Transport in the North East – Grampian Transport Museum

This will include a brand new exhibition for 2014 produce with support from the British Postal Museum & Archive. The Great Train Robbery is a new temporary exhibition for the museum, and reunites two of the three vehicles used on the night of the raid: an Austin Loadstar lorry and an ex-Army Land Rover. Additional material for the exhibition has been loaned by New Scotland Yard and private collectors.

First ever Great Train Robbery exhibition to open in Aberdeenshire | Aberdeen & North | News

Although it now falls into the category of “a few years ago”, I do have quite a few visits to this museum under my belt, and can thoroughly recommend it as a destination and somewhere to get lost for a few hours, especially if you like to examine the exhibits in detail. While it doesn’t look like a vast museum that cover a great deal of area, it does contain many items, and has (or at least had, when I was there) properly composed stories behind the exhibits. I have to say that, since there is a disturbing trend to ‘dumb down’ the displays nowadays – supposedly to make them more interesting to very young children, according to the brains behind such things. Given the number of adverse comments I read about display boards in recently revamped museums… that’s a mistake, and one which should be rectified sooner rather than later.

I had a look online for some newer pics of the museum site that I could use, as mine are not that recent, but what I found was not much newer, at least amongst the shared offerings. This is the view from the car park, looking towards the entrance, but it appears to be closed when this shot was taken.

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March 28, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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