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 museum@dundee.ac.uk for details

Admission charges

Free

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.
Trifolium repens L - front view

Macoto Murayama: Growth and Form

  • 1 June — 20 August 2016 *on now

“It is not only an image of a plant, but a representation of the intellect’s power and its elaborate tools for scrutinising nature. The transparency of this work refers not only to the lucid petals of a flower, but to the ambitious, romantic and utopian struggle of science to see and present the world as a transparent…object. Paradoxically, this scientific challenge to measure the Universe might eventually become one of the sources where the art of Murayama draws its strength of fantasy and odour of romanticism, becoming a symbiosis of Botanical Art and Technology.” – Frantic Gallery, Tokyo

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Lamb Gallery
Tower Building, Perth Rd, University of Dundee
Dundee
Angus
DD1 4HN
Scotland

Getting there

The Tower building was opened in 1956 and is situated on Perth Road at the main entrance to the University.

Additional info

Disabled access and toilets available

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Summer Openings

  • 1 July 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 8 July 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 15 July 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 22 July 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 29 July 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 5 August 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 12 August 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 19 August 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 26 August 2016 2-4:30pm
  • 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

Where

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum
Carnelley Building, University of Dundee
Dundee
Angus
DD1 4HN
Scotland

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
Dundee
DD1 4HN
Scotland

Website

www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/

E-mail

museum@dundee.ac.uk

Telephone

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.
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