V&A at Dundee 

The culture of a city can be about may things - its history, its buildings, its music and art - and of course its people.  Read on and come and visit!

Caird Hall 

Caird Hall

The Caird Hall is a concert and conference venue situated in the heart of Dundee, overlooking the pedestrianised City Square. It hosts opera, ballet, comedy and rock and pop gigs and event, as well as university graduation ceremonies.


Desperate Dan Statue and ‘Dawg'

Desperate Dan, hero of DC Thomson's ‘The Dandy' comics, is immortalised in Dundee, his place of ‘birth'. The grizzly-faced strong man is cast in an 8-ft tall bronze statue in the city centre alongside his ‘Dawg'.


Dundee Dragon Statue

Discover the story of the Dundee Dragon, commemorated by sculptor Prentice Oliphant who created a statue in the city centre.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

Dundee Contemporary Arts is a world class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture. Large galleries showcase the very best of international contemporary visual art, whilst two cinemas screen new releases, classic movies, independent filmmakers, opera and world cinema.

The open-access Print Studio produces limited-edition prints and publications, as well as offering a wide range of workshops to the public. DCA is also home to extensive education facilities, an innovative design shop and a lively café bar and restaurant.

Dundee Rep Theatre

Dundee Rep Theatre

Dundee Rep Theatre is a world class performing arts organisation made up of Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre, Creative Learning and visiting productions.

With a year round programme of the best drama, dance, comedy and music award-winning Dundee Rep Theatre is at the centre of Dundee's cultural quarter.

Dundee Rep Theatre award-winning cafe bar and restaurant is a popular place to relax and enjoy freshly cooked food served by friendly staff in a welcoming environment.

Dundee Transport Museum

Dundee Transport Museum

Dundee Transport Museum, from its temporary premises at Market Mews, exhibits an ever-changing and diverse collection of local transport-related items giving the public a chance to see the hidden transport history of the city.  There are more than 100 historic vehicles and memorabilia on display including vintage Daimler buses, steam power road rollers and an 1880's horse drawn ambulance.

Gardyne Theatre

Gardyne Theatre

The Gardyne Theatre located to the east of the City, within the Gardyne Campus of Dundee College between the City Centre and Broughty Ferry, showcases a wide range of drama, comedy, musical theatre, live music, dance and community productions.  

The theatre has comfortable seating, great sight lines, ample free parking and an airy open foyer to enjoy a drink before the show.  

Maggie's Centre Dundee

Maggie's Centre

Designed by Frank Gehry, Maggie's Dundee is a cancer care centre located at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. It was Gehry's first building in the UK and has been awarded a ‘Building of the Year' title by the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland. 

The Centre is open to the public on the last Tuesday of every month from 4pm.  Visitors have an hour long tour of the building which includes information about the work of the Centre.  Booking is not required.  

The McManus

McManus: Dundee's Gallery & Museum

Housed in a splendid Gothic Revival-style building, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and 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.

The McManus 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.

The gallery runs a programme of activitities and events meaning there is definitely something to entertain people of all ages.

Public Art - Lemming

Public art

Public art has part of Dundee's urban environment since 1982 and over 120 artworks are now in situ throughout the city. Dundee City Council and Dundee Partnership actively support the development of new works by encouraging the private sector to get involved with public art projects and promoting ‘art in architecture' schemes, artworks for public spaces, the involvement of quality crafts in buildings and public participation in community art projects.
Whitehall Theatre

Whitehall Theatre

The Whitehall Theatre was originally constructed in 1928 as the ‘Alhambra' which acted as a small scale cinema and theatre for amateur productions. Whitehall, located on Bellfield Street, now offers family musical and theatrical entertainment.