University of Dundee Museum Services

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A fascinating University collection of art, science and nature

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Different opening hours depending on exhibition venue; otherwise open by appointment - please call or email for details

Admission charges


Additional info

Most of our exhibition spaces are within easy reach of other University facilties including a cafe, toilets, meeting rooms, conference facilities etc

A superb collection of Scottish art from 18th century to contemporary work. Scientific instruments, natural history specimens, medical equipment, textiles and design pieces.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Artists represented in the collections include Gainsborough, Landseer, the Pre-Raphaelites, Burra, Raeburn, Wilkie, MacTaggart, Paton, Duncan, the Glasgow Boys, the Colourists, Colquhoun, Eardley, Bellany, Finlay, Maclean etc.
  • Other key exhibits include the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Collection, the Corstorphine Herbarium, textiles from the Needlework Development Scheme and unique early medical equipment.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Event poster

Pole Tay Pole

  • 12 February 2016 5:30-7pm
  • 14 February 2016 11am-4pm

The students have created a diverse range of imaginative works inspired by the amazing resources on offer at the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Discovery Point, and the whaling collections in the McManus and the University Archives. The work on display will include drawings, prints, paintings, books, sculptural objects, assemblages and research journals that map the students’ creative journeys.

Suitable for

  • Any age


D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
Carnelley Building, University of Dundee

Getting there

Walk down Perth Rd until you get to the Tower Building, University of Dundee.
Go behind the Tower Building and you will see a large building with steps leading upto a big door. If you go into this building, you will see a member of staff to show you down to the museum.

Additional info

There is disabled access to the museum however, please let us know beforehand when you will be arriving so we can open the side doors for you.

University of Dundee Museum Services
Hawkhill House
University of Dundee
Perth Road




01382 384 310

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.