The Grampian Transport Museum
The Grampian Transport Museum opens an extensive vehicle exhibition to the public covering the period from the beginning of the 19th century.
The museum is easy accessible, within 45 minutes from Aberdeen. The spectrum of the displaying items is really vast, it presents the models from the very rise of motor building to the most latest and legendary examples. Many vehicles can be climbed on and even driven.
The Travellers Rest Tea Room provides a perfect place for lounging and restoring one's strength. The museum is a great destination for a family weekend and a school tour besides the displays are constantly changing, so there is always something new to see.
The Grampian Transport Museum was started in the 1970s by local enthusiasts who noticed the interest of other people in the history of vehicles in particular.
Some of the highlights of the museum include:
Mack 6X6 Snowplough - a former American military tank recovery tractor during the Second World War. Aberdeen County Council bought it in 1960s and made a snowplough from it.
Birkhall - Stationary Engine - built to drive farm machinery and as a general power source
Sentinel Steam Waggon - the oldest Sentinel in the world and the only left by Scottish production.
G.N.S.R. Shand Mason Fire Pump - the first fire engine to use a steam pump to power the water hoses was developed by engineer, John Braithwaite in 1829.