Creative Dundee

Heritage Spaces

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Frigate Unicorn 

Is one of the six oldest ships in the world -a warship from the golden age of sail. First launched in 1824 she is currently berthed at Dundee’s Victoria Harbour. @FrigateUnicorn

RSS Discovery 

The ship and adjoining exhibitions at Discovery Point enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his team. @DiscoveryDundee

Verdant Works 

Tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a refurbished Mill building.  Hear the tales of the mill workers, see how they lived and worked in an industry which enveloped Dundee. @VerdantWorks

Mills Observatory

Built as Britain’s first public observatory, opened in 1935. Today, visitors can still view the stars with the observatory, display areas and planetarium open daily in winter months. @MillsObs

Broughty Castle

Protecting the banks of the Tay since 1496 the castle has faced many sieges and battles. Today, it houses displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by.

Dundee Museum of Transport

Showcasing the previously hidden private collections of Tayside’s transport heritage. The museum recently secured new premises, a former tram depot, which is being restored to create a permanent home for the collection. @DMofT

University of Dundee Museums

The Tower Foyer Gallery and the Lamb Gallery host regular exhibitions; the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum has fascinating biological specimens from around the world; the Tayside Medical History Muesum at Ninewellls shows the collections of the history of pioneering medical research in Dundee and the surrounding area. @UoD_Museums

Barrack Street Collection

Home to the McManus Collections Unit which cares for everything from birds to butterflies, coins to costumes and fossils to foreign artefacts – many of which are internationally important. They run monthly free tours and can open by appointment.


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