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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Sea Eagle Feather Sculpture

Designed by Ellen Brown and located on Stannergate Cycle Path, The Feather Sculpture was commissioned by RSPB Scotland to celebrate the reintroduction of the Sea Eagle into Scotland.

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...

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...

Powrie Castle

Powrie Castle is a 16th century castle located in the north of Dundee, The castle was built in the early 16th century and later razed in 1548 by the English, then based in Balgillo, as part of the Rough Wooing.

It was after this incident that the castle was rebuilt as two separate buildings forming a courtyard.

The south wing was built as a Z-plan tower house with a vaulted...

Walks & Trails

Dundee has an increasing number of trails and interesting walks, marked by plaques and statues.

Unique to Dundee the Dundee Woman’s Trail celebrates the famous women with links to the City.

This walkable trail is marked with blue plaques around the City Centre.

During the summer of 2016 the city played host to a huge public art event with fifty-five 5ft tall sculptures of...

University of Dundee Museum Collections

The University of Dundee 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 free public exhibition galleries, plus there are permanent displays on and off campus, including the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum (...

Dundee Museum of Transport

From its temporary premises in Market Mews, the Dundee Museum of Transport 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...

Discovery Walk

Discovery Walk is a series of plaques honouring the achievements of scientists, innovators and social reformers in Dundee.

There are currently fifteen plaques situated in the pavement of Slessor Gardens, opposite the V & A Museum.

The first ten plaques were installed in April 2016 and a further five were installed in April 2018. With detailed illustrations from local artist...

Slessor Gardens

The main parkland area in the central waterfront is Slessor Gardens, Over 10,000sqm this green space is designed to be a multi-functional space with capacity to host large events.

Located around the perimeter are nine themed gardens.

One is reflective of the geography and setting of Dundee; four are themed to reflect Dundee's historic global connections: The Baltic States,...

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