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.
D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Summer Openings

  • 2 September 2016 2-4:30pm

Come along and see all the amazing specimens we have on show including Narwhal tusks, a Giant Tortoise, a huge Japanese Spider Crab and much more!
It’s free to visit us we offer a range of short activities to help guide you around the museum.
The museum will be open on Friday afternoons,2-4:30pm starting on 3 June!
Find us in the basement of the Carnelley Building, University of Dundee.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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

Getting there

Walk behind the Tower Building, University of Dundee (opposite DCA) on Perth Rd and you will see banners advertising the museum. Walk up the steps to the very large door and a member of staff will guide you to the museum.

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.