McManus Collections Unit

McManus Collections Unit
Barrack Street




01382 307200


01382 307207

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From birds to butterflies, coins to costumes and fossils to foreign artefacts, The Collections Unit offers visitors a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of Dundee's museum collections. Tours of the facility are available on selected dates. Please check the website for details -

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Open on selected dates for free guided tours.
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Admission charges

Admission Free

Additional info

Open on selected dates for guided tours.
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McManus Collections Unit is the new permanent home for the City's History, Archaeology and Natural History collections. From birds to butterflies, coins to costumes and fossils to foreign artefacts, the Collections Unit offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of Dundee's museum collections, and the opportunity to pose questions to our informative tour guides.

Collection details

Social History, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Archaeology

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Tour of The McManus Collections Unit

  • 20 August 2014 12:30-1:30pm *on now

Go 'behind the scenes’ and delve into the City's fascinating collections of Archaeology, History, Natural History and World Cultures at the Collections Unit. Admission free, but booking essential on (01382) 307200.


Doors Open Day 2014 at The McManus Collections Unit

  • 13 September 2014 11am-3pm
  • 14 September 2014 1-3pm

Drop in during Doors Open Day and meet our friendly staff to find out more about the City’s collections held at McManus Collections Unit. On Saturday 13th, join zoo archaeologist Catherine Smith from Ardler Archaeology to learn more about animals in Tudor times, and see what you can find in the ‘Digging Box’. Over the weekend, visitors can also see a special display of objects relating to the 450th Anniversary of the Howff Graveyard. Before you leave the Collections Unit, pick up one of our free maps you can use to explore The Howff. No need to book. Drop in. Free..