The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

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The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a facinating insight into Dundee. The McManus has recently undergone an exciting and extensive redevelopment project, to transform the facility into a museum and art gallery for the 21st century. The facility features new displays, cafe and retail area, while still retaining the original Gothic architecture of the building. A Creative Learning Suite and hands-on activities incorporating the latest technology also enhance the overall visitor experience.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 12.30-16.30
Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time.

Admission charges

Admission Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History

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An image of a carved Pictish cross-slab showing two warriors on horseback carrying spears and shields..

Links with the Past: Investigating the Life and Death of a Pictish Man

  • 10 March 2018 11am-12:30pm, 2-3:30pm

1,500 years ago a man was buried in a stone cist at Lundin Links cemetery, near Largo, in Fife. Preliminary examination of the man’s skull reveal he may have died violently. Find out about the Picts through the Museum’s collections, meet forensic scientists and learn about their work and what they have discovered about the man from Lundin Links

Session 1:
11:00 -11:20 McManus: Curator’s tour of the Pictish material in Landscapes and Lives
11:30 -12:30 Collections Unit: Meet and talk with forensic scientists
Session 2:
2:00 – 2:20 : McManus: Curator’s tour of the Pictish material in Landscapes and Lives
2:30 -3:30 : Collections Unit: Meet and talk with forensic scientists

The project is a partnership between The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum (The McManus) the Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology Research group (EUFA) of the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and the University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). This event has been made possible by a grant from the Art Fund.

Free, but booking essential. Please phone 01382 30 7200

The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
Albert Square



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