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.  

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.

Dundee Dragon Sculpture - by Tony Morrow

The Dragon is based on a local legend of the Nine Maidens. The dragon guards the east end of the High Street.