Dundee has many museums and galleries.  Amongst them they celebrate the City’s Maritime past, its industrial heritage, its connections to historic transport as well as its present connections with the scientific and medical world.

RRS Discovery

Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his crew on one of the most heroic voyages every undertaken aboard RRS Discovery and Discovery Point.  The ship was build in Dundee specifically for scientific research in Antarctica. The experience is probably about as close as you'd ever want to come to one of the most inhospitable places on the planet. 

HM Frigate Unicorn

HM Frigate Unicorn was a fast and powerful war ship launched in 1824. Now docked at Dundee's Victoria Dock and built in Chatham dockyard for the Royal Navy, The Frigate Unicorn is a unique survivor of the period which bridged the gap between traditional wooden sailing ships and the iron steam ship.

Scotland's Jute Museum@Verdant Works

Scotland's Jute Museum@Verdant Works and High Mill is a tale of two cities both of them Dundee. For thousands in the 19th century it was a city of long working hours, poor pay and ill-health. For the privileged few it was a city of opportunity and wealth. At the museum the rattle and roar of the original restored machinery, the juteopolis film show and computer displays transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king.  

McManus: Dundee’s Gallery & Museum

Housed in a splendid Gothic Revival-style building, McManus: Dundee's Gallery & Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee. With eight galleries to explore, there is a wealth of information to discover in exhibitions of art, history and the environment.  It annually hosts a number of special exhibitions, these often reveal rarely seen works from the museum collections or share some stunning works of art, photography, paintings or sculpture that are touring from other renowned galleries collections.  

Discovery Point & RRS Discovery

TheRoyal Research Ship (RRS), Discovery is moored at Discovery Point in Dundee and open for visitor tours. Built in the city in 1900, RRS Discovery was the ship, which carried Captain Scott on his first expedition across the Antarctic. She was constructed in Dundee and returned home in 1986.

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

V&A Museum of Design Dundee will embody the enterprise of Dundee, contribute greatly to Scotland's cultural ecology and stimulate economic growth, by establishing Scotland as a leading global player in design. It is anticipated V&A Museum of Design Dundee, designed by leading Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will open to the public in 2018.