Amongst all the reopening announcements, one museum with trams which we haven’t mentioned is the one which probably the longest name – the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum in Sunderland. Home to the North East Electrical Traction Trust (another long name!) collection the museum reopened to the public from 18th May with all the expected Covid precautions due to be in place.
Measures which have been introduced have included the need to take temperatures upon arrival with a hand scanner plus the collection of details for Track and Trace purposes and visitors being encouraged to pay contactless. Full details of what to expect if visiting the museum can be found at https://www.nelsam.org.uk/
The collection of trams remains pretty much unchanged since we last featured this location last year with all trams remaining stored uncover. In the building the trams are housed Balloon 721 shares a road with a Leyland Lynx and two Olympians and then Twin Car 674+684 and Centenary 647 are in the same row as a Braford Trolleybus. The two continental trams – Krefeld 412 and Graz 210 – are then stored alongside the Twin Set and Centenary Car.