Experience the museum at night as special guests and see The McManus come to life with art, music, stories, costume, games and famous characters from Dundee’s Victorian past. The Victorian Gothic revival McManus museum provides a stunning backdrop to this unique event that will transport you back in time to the bazaars and grand exhibitions of the 19th Century.
Meet characters like the formidable Whaling Captain Alexander Fairweather and intrepid journalists Bessie Maxwell and Marie Imandt and find out what life was really like in Victorian Dundee. Explore period toys and games, and mix in a little of the 21st Century as you pose for a family portrait in the very Victorian Instagram photo studio. Then finish your evening with a sample of Victorian refreshments in the McManus Salon.
Victoriana Dundee is just one of the many exciting events taking place throughout Scotland as part of theFestival of Museums between 16 and 18 May 2014.