Dundee visitors should take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the area’s history and culture through exploration of the local museums.  Some of the places to make sure to include on a museum-tour itinerary include:



  • Sensation Science Centre (http://www.sensation.org.uk/) - Sensation Dundee is the only UK science centre based on the five senses.
  • Broughty Castle ( http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/broughty... ) – This fifteenth century castle is now home to a museum which offers travelers extensive information on the history of the area and the people who have lived there.
  • Discovery Point ( http://www.rrsdiscovery.com/) – This is a purpose built visitor attraction which tells the story of the life of RRS Discovery, the first ship built specifically for scientific research into Antarctica.  Both Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton were on her maiden voyage and the ship is berthed at Discovery Point.
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts Center ( http://www.dca.org.uk/home.asp) is a modern art museum featuring film and visual art created by people living in the area today.
  • HM Frigate Unicorn ( http://www.frigateunicorn.org/) – This historic war ship offers visitors a look at what military life was like in Dundee in the olden days.
  • Mills Observatory ( http://www.rrsdiscovery.com/) – This observatory and planetarium offers interactive scientific exhibits of interest to visitors of all ages.  Best of all, there is no cost to enjoy this museum.
  • University of Dundee ( http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/) is home to several different museums of interest to visitors with varying interests.
  • Verdant Works ( http://www.rrsdiscovery.com/) – This museum won the European Industrial Museum of the Year award for its combination of computer displays, interactive exhibits and displays of working machinery. 
  • McManus ( http://www.mcmanus.co.uk/) - Recently refurbished and rebranded "Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum."  Admission is free to this beautiful Gothic-style building.  The Victorian Gallery has been brought back to life, and is worth a visit on it's own.  Excellent cafe.