The Travellers Rest Tea Room
Sit down and relax with a cup of tea or coffee in the cosy café.
With a selection of tasty cakes, trays bakes and freshly prepared sandwiches, the 'Travellers Rest' is the ideal place for a quick refresh during your visit.
There's even a range of ice creams available for those sunny days!
Open daily from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
Alternatively, you can grab a coffee to go and sit in the Coffee Corner, located in the museums reception area.
Museum Gift Shop
Our specialist gift shop offers a wide variety of attractive souvenirs, an excellent range of transport publications for all ages and a great selection of models ranging from inexpensive children's toys to the more valuable collector's model.
THE ABERDONIAN PIONEER OF ELECTRIC LOCOMOTION
The life of Robert Davidson (1804 –1894) spanned a period of unprecedented change, seeing the impact of the steam engine, the invention of the telephone and the introduction of electric light. Davidson played his own part in the development of the new sciences. His experimental locomotive predated by decades Siemens’ electric tramway at the 1879 Berlin Exhibition and he was, in the words of one contemporary article, “Certainly the nestor of the art of electric traction”.Dr Antony Anderson’s biography illuminates the life and work of this enigmatic inventor, the Aberdonian pioneer of electric locomotion.
PUBLISHED & DISTRIBUTED BY THE GRAMPIAN TRANSPORT MUSEUM
|Robert Davidson Pioneer of Electric Locomotion Book *|
*Price includes P&P to the UK only!
To the front of the museum within our enclosed garden there are family picnic area's and a children's play park. Dog's are welcome within these areas also.