The Travellers Rest Tea Room

Sit down and relax with a cup of tea or coffee in our great value tearoom, now re-organised as part of our COVID 19 safety measures.

Our cosy café offers a friendly service with great value tea, barista coffees, soft drinks, snacks and delicious hot and cold light lunches including a special selection for our younger visitors. There's even a range of ice creams available for those sunny days!

Museum Gift Shop

A great selection of souvenirs of your visit, made as safe as possible as part of our COVID 19 safety measures. You will need to wear your face mask in this area. Gifts for friends and family and books to learn more about your favourite topics of transport heritage, including GTM’s published book about Aberdeen’s own Robert Davidson’s pioneering work in electric propulsion in 1839! We also have some limited-edition Corgi models of our Grampian Police Rover Vitesse patrol car. (details below)

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.

 Davidson Cover


Robert Davidson Pioneer of Electric Locomotion Book £11.98*  

 *Price includes P&P to the UK only!


Rover SD1 Vitesse Grampian Police

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Corgi 1:43 Rover SD1 Vitesse Grampian Police £34.99*  

 *Price includes P&P to the UK only!



Outdoor areas

To the front of the museum within our enclosed garden there are family picnic areas. Dog's are welcome within these areas also.