Sat/Sun 19th and 20th August 2017 Museum Open Weekend &Transport Collectors' Fair

Open 10am until 5pm on both days.

Why not join us for the highlight of our year, held over 2 days attractions at the open weekend include:

  • Large display of museum and visiting vehicles
  • Brake van rides, thanks to the Shed 47 Railway Group
  • Half hourly free shuttle to Dunfermline bus station
  • Forth Bridges tour (at additional charge, subject to vehicle availability)
  • Tours of storage areas not normally open to the public
  • Visiting stalls, refreshments and autojiumble.


  • £7 adult
  • £5 Child / Concession
  • £12 adult 2 day ticket
  • £17 family ticket (2adults and 2 children).

Getting to the Open Weekend

Our free bus service, operated with a variety of vintage buses, departs from Dunfermline bus station at half hourly intervals from 10:00 until 16:30 on both days.
Car Parking is available on site, driving directions may be found here.

This year Lothian Buses will be operating an excursion to the Open Weekend on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August. The excursion will depart the North side of St. Andrew Square (opposite Harvey Nichols) at 10.00 hours and return from the Museum at 15.30 hours with a journey time of approximately 60 minutes. An Adult Day Return costs £5.00 and up to 2 children may travel free with any fare paying adult. Additional children will be charged at £5.00 Return. Scottish National Concession cards and Ridacards are not valid on this service. Tickets must be bought in advance  via the Lothian Buses online shop. There are only a limited number of seats available on both days and we would advise booking early to avoid disappointment


As this is a 2-day event, why not make a weekend of it? A range of accommodation is available locally to suite all budgets. More information can be found from VisitScotland. Limited opportunities for camping on site may be available - please email us first to check.

Bring your own bus.

 If you're lucky enough to own a bus and would like to bring it along please  download an application form from here (and have a look at our conditions of entry first).


Stall Holders.

Stall holder application forms for the Open Weekend may be downloaded from  here.

With Thanks...

Many organisations and individuals support the Open Weekend, not least:

Lothian Buses
Stagecoach Scotland
Fife Council
David Cook Design

As well as an army of unsung volunteer SVBM members and their friends.