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...

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...

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...

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 (...

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...

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...

Visitors to V&A Dundee

Over 300,000 people visited V&A Dundee in its first three months of operation, it has been revealed.

The £80m museum, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and home to Scotland’s only design museum, opened its doors to international fanfare in September.

The attraction has now confirmed that 312,000 people visited in the first three months – putting it well on course to...

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,...

There's Never Been A Better Time to Visit Dundee, Scotland's new Capital of Cool

Dundee has been named the must-visit Scottish destination by countless travel writers, publications and websites. International travel bibles such as Lonely Planet, National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveller have all visited our dynamic and compact city and are now urging visitors to discover Dundee for themselves.

Dundee is being picked out as the place to visit for 2019 for good...

Baxter Park & Pavilion

The pavilion and park were gifted to the people of Dundee by prominent flax mill owners, the Baxter family in 1863.

The park was laid out by one of the great innovators and achievers of the 19th century, Sir Joseph Paxton and the pavilion was designed by his son in law, George Henry Stokes.

The historic glass fronted...

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