Mercat Cross and Old Steeple

A mercat cross is an old market cross found in Scottish towns and cities where merchants would gather. They became focal points for local gatherings. Dundee's Mercat Cross dates back to 1586, is carved from stone and features a resin-bronze unicorn sculpted by Scott Sutherland in the 1960s.

Mills Observatory

Mills Observatory was gifted to the people of Dundee in 1935 through a bequest from John Mills, who was a linen and twine manufacturer and a keen amateur scientist.

It was purpose built to encourage the public to have a greater understanding of science.

Mills Observatory is the UK's only full-time public Observatory, and houses an impressive Victorian retracting telescope, a...

V&A Dundee

An international centre of design, V&A Dundee presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world.

The first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London, V&A Dundee provides a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design...

Tay Rail and Road Bridges

The Tay Estuary is straddled by two significant examples of structural engineering - the Tay Rail and Ray Road bridges.

The Tay Rail Bridge was completed in 1887 and sweeps across the estuary carrying rail traffic between Dundee and neighbouring Fife.

It replaced the original crossing which collapsed in 1879, killing 75 people. Stumps from the original bridge can still be seen...

Discovery Point & RRS Discovery

The Royal 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. Learn about the full Discovery story at this award-winning, five-star attraction.

Discovery...

The Law

With it's incredible history and geology, The Law's 572-foot peak is the city's highest point, the most distinctive landmark and an enduring attraction for visitors and locals.

At a height of 572 feet above sea level, The Law provides a popular, easily accessed vantage point placed high above the centre of Dundee.

You can reach the peak easily on foot or by bus or car.

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Dundee Science Centre

Looking to the future, the Dundee Science Centre hopes to inspire the scientists of tomorrow. It is part of the Scottish Science Centres Network and offers a fun way to learn about all things science-related.

Explore the wonders of the science. Immerse yourself in over 80 hands-on, fun and interactive exhibits. Experience one of our exciting live science shows or take part in an...

University of Dundee Museum Collections

University of Dundee Museum Collections - Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries, D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum and Tayside Medical History Museum.

The University holds unique and fascinating museum collections including scientific instruments, natural history specimens and an impressive art collection of paintings, prints and textiles. There is always something interesting to see in the...

Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA)

Dundee is home to an eclectic arts and cultural scene, with the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA) at its heart. Leading architect, Richard Murphy, designed this iconic gallery in 1999. Home to contemporary gallery space, 2 cinema screens, print-makers workshop, restaurant and café bar, the DCA is a family-friendly venue. Make the most of the outdoor amphitheatre space ideal for a spot...

The Dundee Penguins

Sculpted by Angela Hunter these five penguins located at City Churches have become a firm favourite with the Dundee public and Dundee’s answer to Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue.

The penguins are regularly gorilla dressed to join in city occasions from graduation to charity fundraising events and from Christmas celebrations to Royal visits. They have their own Facebook page.

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