Broughty Castle Museum

Broughty Castle Museum dundee

Broughty Castle sits imposingly at the mouth of the River Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has faced many sieges and battles. Today, it houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by. The Castle has magnificent views over the river, and is only minutes away from Broughty Ferry Beach and Esplanade. It’s a ‘must-see’ attraction if you’re visiting Broughty Ferry, and offers something for everyone, with a changing programme of events, activities and displays.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Camperdown Wildlife Centre dundee

Camperdown Country Park, often known as just Camperdown Park, is a public park in the Camperdown area of Dundee, Scotland. The park comprises the former grounds of Camperdown House, a 19th-century mansion, which was bought by the city in 1946. Camperdown Park is home to a wildlife centre and recreational facilities.

Dundee Museum of Transport

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Dundee Museum of Transport tells the stories of local transport pioneers and innovators as well as displaying vehicles from local and national collections. Come along and learn about Dundee’s tram network, railway and marine history. Look around our constantly changing selection of cars, commercial vehicles and buses. Get up close and personal with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and have a look at our recreation of Dundee’s first flying machine. We host transport related events throughout the year, so keep an eye on our website for details of these, and new additions to our collection.

HMS Unicorn

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HMS Unicorn is one of the UK’s most unique visitor attractions and a real treasure in the city of Discovery! A fascinating journey through time, we will guide you through the ship’s journey from a Georgian warship to becoming Dundee’s Royal Naval base during both World Wars. Built in 1824, she is the 3rd oldest ship still afloat in the world today and the most original old ship in existence. Come aboard for the unique opportunity to explore all four decks of the ship and get hands on with knot tying, try out our hammocks, learn about our armament and more! Take a tour of the ship using our brand-new guidebook, or if you’re lucky, a guided tour from one of our fantastic volunteers before finishing off with a visit to our gift shop.

The Dundee Law

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Dundee Law is a hill in the centre of Dundee, Scotland, and is the highest point in the city. The Law is what remains of a volcanic sill, which is the result of volcanic activity around 400 million years ago. With a large war memorial at its summit, it is the most prominent feature on the local skyline

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum

Art Gallery & Museum dundee

The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee. The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, an award-winning Victorian, Gothic building, is home to Dundee’s main collection spanning 400 million years and has been at the heart of art and culture in the City since 1867. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house fascinating exhibitions of art, history and the environment, giving a fascinating insight into Dundee. Throughout the galleries, visitors can learn about early men in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artifacts from industries past and present. In addition to the permanent displays, there is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. The retail area stocks a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books and jewellery. The welcoming café with an outdoor terrace boasts an extensive menu.

Discovery Point

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Discovery Point is home to the world famous Antarctic research vessel RRS Discovery. This award-winning visitor attraction tells the story of the Discovery, from her beginnings in Dundee into her amazing Antarctic expedition and her voyages thereafter. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his heroic team at Discovery Point! Find out about the Heroes of the Ice who braved the harsh conditions of the Antarctic and hear their stories first hand. As you explore the self-led museum at your own pace you will: Enter the shipyard and find out how and why Discovery was built Learn about the first voyage of Discovery to the most inhospitable place on the earth Walk in the footsteps of Heroes and climb aboard one of the most incredible ships ever built Find out about ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and explore the crews quarters and the Officers Wardroom Discover more about the ship’s voyages and journeys after The Discovery Expedition. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop for unique Discovery themed items or your very own cuddly toy Emma Penguin. There is also a cafe on-site with something for all tastes.

Verdant Works

verdant works dundee

Verdant Works is a world class visitor attraction that tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished Mill building.  Hear the tales of the mill workers, see how they lived and worked in an industry which enveloped Dundee.  Explore this amazing building, see (and hear) the machines at work, and step back to a time where the Mills were the heart of Dundee.

Botanic Gardens

botanic gardens

Visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and enjoy its wide range of plants, with fine collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, water garden and herb garden. Located in 9.5 hectares of south-facing, gently sloping land near the banks of the River Tay, the Garden features many species of indigenous British plants as well as representative collections of important plants from all the continents of the world.

V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee

Located on the historic waterfront of the city, the V&A Dundee is a newer addition to the city’s design scene, and is also Scotland’s first museum dedicated solely to design. Delve into a world of design and creativity through permanent displays and ever-changing exhibitions which showcase the very best of design from across Scotland and around the world. Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, the museum building itself is an incredible feat of innovation and design to marvel at, before you even set foot inside. The edgy and modern feel of the building was inspired by the dramatic cliffs that can be found along Scotland’s east coast, and was designed to reconnect the city with the historic riverside.