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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Wise Ways

Wise Ways: Travels of a Dundee Doctor

  • 8 March — 25 August 2019

Born in Dundee in 1802, Dr Thomas Alexander Wise worked in India as a physician and surgeon. A true polymath, Dr Wise collected everything from Egyptian amulets to Irish copper axes, and wrote treatise on subjects as varied as the Hindu system of medicine, Buddhist imagery on Pictish stones, diseases of the eye and the preservation of ice. Dr Wise also collected a spectacular set of maps of Tibet. Thanks to a loan from the British Library, this exhibition reunites the maps and objects. Join Dr Wise on a journey to the places he travelled and those he only visited in his imagination.

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12.30-4.30pm
Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

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Links With The Past

  • 16 October 2018 — 31 March 2019 *on now

1,500 years ago a Pictish man was buried with great respect at Lundin Links long cist cemetery near Largo in Fife. A partnership project between The McManus and the University of Edinburgh’s Unit for Forensic Anthropology Research has uncovered new details about the man’s life and death which are revealed in our new display. The project was supported by a grant from the Art Fund.

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!
Continues until Sun 31 Mar 2019, Mon to Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 12.30-4.30pm. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery  & Museum

The Man From Lundin Links

  • 14 March 2019 1-1:30pm

Hear the results of new exciting research about the Pictish man who was buried at Lundin Links. Find out more about his life and death, what he looked like and how we came to discover what we know.

FREE. No need to book, just drop in.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. No need to book, just drop in.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Navigate, Create!

Navigate, Create!

  • 16 March 2019 2-3:15pm

Join the Creative Learning Team on a journey through the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. These fun, interactive sessions are designed especially for families to explore and create together and include gallery tours and hands-on activities. Suitable for children under 12yrs and their families.

• Themes for Nov: Artist Rooms, Lawrence Weiner
• Theme for Mar: Wise Ways: Travel of a Dundee Doctor

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

Royal Arch, Dundee

The Royal Arch

  • 28 February 2019 1-1:30pm

Love it or hate it, The Royal Arch was one of Dundee’s most iconic landmarks until it was demolished in 1964 to make way for the Tay Road Bridge. Join Dr Jeannie Cooper and hear about the Arch and its legacy.

FREE. No need to book, just drop in.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

Event What's In Store?

What's In Store?

  • 28 March 2019 1-1:30pm

What happens to the City’s artworks when they are not on display? Get a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes and discover how we develop, store and care for our superb collection of fine art.

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
Albert Square
Meadowside
Dundee
DD1 1DA
Scotland

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Website

http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com

E-mail

general information

themcmanus@leisureandculturedundee.com

Telephone

01382 307200

Fax

01382 307207

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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