On Saturday 21st September the annual Doors Open Days will be taking place across Scotland and this year Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life will be taking part, which include the chance to see behind the scenes in the tram depot and to see latest progress on the restoration of Glasgow 1245.
The tram depot will be open for visitors from 12 noon and members of the Summerlee Transport Group will be on hand to provide history on the trams and also on how you can join the group to help them restore Scotland’s transport heritage. With one tram usually in service each day (sometimes up to two depending on requirements of the wheelchair lift on Dusseldorf 392) there will be at least one tram in the depot (Glasgow 1245 is in the main workshop away from the depot) for you to inspect as part of this event.
The museum will also be offering behind the scenes tours of their newly refurbished museum store whilst there will also be performances of Sea Hames by Oceanlover which is described as an immersive performance piece and is a visceral and poetic response to the mythology and iconography of horses.
This is the 30th anniversary of Doors Open Day which is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.